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Nicholas E. Papasifakis



151 S. Old Woodward
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009
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Fax: 248.530.9170
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Practice Areas
Estate Planning & Probate
Areas of Emphasis
Charitable PlanningTaxTax PlanningTrust & Estate LitigationTrusts & EstatesWills
Wealth Transfer & Business Succession Planning
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
State Bar Licenses
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

Nicholas E. Papasifakis


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.