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Nicholas E. Papasifakis

Associate
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Birmingham

151 S. Old Woodward
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009
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Education
LL.M., New York University School of Law, New York City, New York, Taxation
J.D., magna cum laude, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
B.B.A., cum laude, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Michigan

Nicholas E. Papasifakis

Associate

Nicholas Papasifakis is an associate with the Personal Legal Services Group in Clark Hill’s Birmingham, Michigan office.  Nick focuses his practice on estate planning, tax planning, business planning, and probate and trust administration and litigation.  Nick advises individuals and families on all matters relating to estate planning, including probate avoidance, tax strategy, charitable giving, wealth transfer planning, and planning for incapacity.  Nick frequently counsels entrepreneurs and business owners on entity structuring, tax planning and business succession planning.  Nick also has extensive experience in estate and trust administration and litigation, including post-mortem administration, will and trust contests for lack of testamentary capacity and undue influence, and breach of fiduciary duty claims. 

Nick obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from New York University School of Law, specializing in sophisticated estate planning, estate and gift tax, generation skipping transfer tax, and income taxation of estates and trusts.  Nick graduated magna cum laude from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.  While in law school, Nick served as a member of Law Review, and was the recipient of numerous awards for academic merit, including top marks in advising entrepreneurs, evidence, professional responsibility, and sales.  Nick was also inducted as a member of the Justice Frank Murphy Honor Society, an honor reserved for students graduating in the top ten percent of their class.  Prior to joining Clark Hill, Nick worked as an associate at a local probate and estate planning firm in Royal Oak, Michigan, and also as a research attorney with the Michigan Court of Appeals.  

Memberships
State Bar of Michigan - Probate & Estate Planning Section
State Bar of Michigan - Tax Section
Oakland County Bar Association
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
Hellenic Bar Association
Business Network International, Professional Edge Chapter
Walsh College, Tax Department, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Newsletter Alerts
How to Break Through a "No-Contest Clause" in a Will or Trust in MichiganFor Me? You Shouldn't Have! - Legal Considerations for GiftingShe Did What With the Family Farm? - Top Ways to Challenge a Deed in MichiganA Guide To: Challenging a Financial Durable Power of Attorney in MichiganA Guide for Challenging a Joint Account Arrangement in MichiganA Guide To: How to Challenge a Trust in MichiganA Guide To: How to Challenge a Will in Michigan2017 Creditor Protection Update: Protecting Your Assets with a "DAPT"
Articles
"Get Your Claims In: An Overview of Pre-death Claims by a Fiduciary" By Thomas Fabbri and Nicholas Papasifakis in the Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Journal, Winter 2017"For Me? You Shouldn't Have! Legal Considerations for Gifting" by Thomas Fabbri, Mallory Kallabat, Jonathan Martone, Nicholas Papisafakis for JD Supra, August 2017"She Did What With the Family Farm? Top Ways to Challenge a Deed in Michigan" by Thomas Fabbri, Mallory Kallabat, Jonathan Martone, and Nicholas Papasifakis for JD Supra, June 2017"Wrongful Death Claims: An Overview for Probate Attorneys" by Nicolas E. Papasifakis for the Spring 2017 Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Journal"A Guide To: Challenging a Financial Durable Power of Attorney in Michigan" by Thomas Fabbri, Mallory Kallabat, Jonathan Martone, and Nicholas Papasifakis for JD Supra, April 2017"A Guide for Challenging a Joint Account Arrangement" by Thomas Fabbri, Mallory Kallabat, Jonathan Martone, and Nicholas Papasifakis for JD Supra, March 2017"A Guide To: How to Challenge a Trust in Michigan" by Thomas Fabbri, Mallory Kallabat, Jonathan Martone, and Nicholas Papasifakis for JD Supra, February 2017"A Guide To: How to Challenge a Will in Michigan" by Thomas Fabbri, Mallory Kallabat, Jonathan Martone, Nicholas Papasifakis for JD Supra, January 2017 "Rebutting the Presumption of Natural Parentage in Michigan" by Nicholas E. Papasifakis for Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Journal, Summer 2015