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J. Thomas MacFarlane

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Office

Birmingham

151 S. Old Woodward
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009
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Fax: 248.988.1833
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Practice Areas
Estate Planning & Probate
Areas of Emphasis
Charitable PlanningElder LawMedicaid PlanningTaxTax PlanningTrust & Estate LitigationTrusts & EstatesWills
Industries
Tax Exempt Organizations
Education
J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1987
M.B.A., Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina, 1987
B.A., cum laude, Alma College, Alma, Michigan, 1983
State Bar Licenses
Michigan
Membership
Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit
Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises
State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section, Taxation Section
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J. Thomas MacFarlane

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J. Thomas MacFarlane works extensively with individuals on estate planning, tax planning and probate matters and with businesses on succession planning and corporate restructuring. Thomas counsels clients on the various wealth preservation strategies which are available to high net worth individuals. He is also frequently asked to represent beneficiaries or fiduciaries in complex estate contests and trust disputes.

Tom has represented clients in all aspects of corporate law and has counseled individuals, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations on a variety of tax and business planning issues. He has represented clients in tax audits and tax disputes before the courts and before state and federal administrative agencies.

Tom frequently lectures on estate planning and business planning topics. He has published numerous articles on estate planning, tax planning and business planning

Tom serves as the leader of Clark Hill's Personal Legal Services Group. He is active in numerous business and community organizations. He currently serves as a Director of the Detroit Athletic Club, the Detroit Athletic Club Foundation, the Michigan Science Center, Rose Hill Center, and the Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit. Tom is a past President of both the Rotary Club of Detroit and the Detroit Executives Association.

In 2013, Tom was recognized by the publication Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” in Detroit in Trusts and Estates Litigation. Also in 2013, Tom was named a Michigan Leading Lawyer in Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law, having been selected by his peers as one of the top 5% of practitioners in the state. He is also a Charter Member of the Michigan Leading Lawyers Advisory Board.

Tom is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is a member of Attorneys for Family-Held Enterprises. He has also been repeatedly listed in the Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers.

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Clark Hill Attorneys Named to DBusiness Magazine's 2018 Top Lawyers ListSixty-Six Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising StarsSeventy-Four Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaTwenty-Eight Clark Hill Attorneys Named to DBusiness Magazine's 2017 Top Lawyers ListSixty Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising StarsSixty-Four Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaTwenty-Eight Clark Hill Attorneys Named to DBusiness Magazine's 2016 Top Lawyers ListSixty-Five Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2015 ListSixty-Two Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaFifty-Seven Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2014 Leading LawyersThirty-Seven Clark Hill Attorneys named DBusiness Top Lawyers for 2015Sixty-Three Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers 2014 List Fifty-Nine Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers in America Sixty-Five Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2013 ListFifty-Seven Clark Hill Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers in AmericaForty-Seven Clark Hill Attorneys Named 2013 Top Lawyers by dBusiness MagazineForty-Four Clark Hill PLC Attorneys Selected for Inclusion on the 2013 Best Lawyers in America ListFour Clark Hill Attorneys Receive 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” Distinction from the Best Lawyers in AmericaFifty-Three Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2012 ListClark Hill PLC Attorneys Joseph A. Bonventre, J. Thomas MacFarlane and Thomas F. Sweeney Recognized by Hour Detroit and dBusiness Magazines as "Five Star Wealth Managers"Clark Hill PLC Attorney J. Thomas MacFarlane Recognized by Hour Detroit and dBusiness Magazines with Five Star Wealth Manager AwardWWJ Newsradio 950 Hosts Financial Fitness Webinar featuring Clark Hill PLC Attorney J. Thomas MacFarlane and Telemus Capital Partners Advisor Lyle M. Wolberg November 17Forty Clark Hill Attorneys Listed in the Best Lawyers in America 2012 EditionForty-Nine Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2011 ListClark Hill Attorney J. Thomas MacFarlane Elected to the DAC Board of DirectorsFifty-One Clark Hill Attorneys Named to Michigan Super Lawyers & Rising Stars 2010 ListThirty Four Clark Hill Attorneys Listed in the Best Lawyers in America 2011 EditionThirty Clark Hill Attorneys Selected as Best Lawyers in AmericaThirty Two Clark Hill Attorneys Named in Michigan Super Lawyers MagazineTwenty-Five Clark Hill Attorneys Selected as Best Lawyers in AmericaThirty Two Clark Hill Attorneys Selected as Michigan Super Lawyers