Clark Hill Attorney Andrea Kanski Elected to the Advisory Board of Trustees of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions

Aug 9, 2007

Detroit, MI – Clark Hill attorney Andrea Kanski has been elected to the Advisory Board of Trustees of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME).  PIME is an international, apostolic life society of priests, brothers and laypeople who dedicate their lives to the mission among non-Christians on the five continents, PIME is celebrating 60 years in North America in 2007.  Kanski’s term begins August 9.

Kanski is a member in Clark Hill’s Detroit office, where she practices in the Personal Legal Services Group.  Kanski’s estate planning background includes analysis and development of overall tax and estate planning strategies consistent with the objectives of the individual and his/her family.  Her analysis includes estate tax, gift tax, income tax and generation-skipping transfer tax aspects and the preparation of documents, including wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney and designation of patient advocate forms.

Kanski has extensive probate experience with both supervised and informal proceedings involving deceased estates, guardianships and conservatorships and in all aspects of post-mortem administration of estates and trusts, including preparation of federal and state estate tax returns, gift tax returns, and fiduciary and individual income tax returns.  She is involved in the settlement of estates and trusts, including resolution of matters involving assets such as closely held businesses which may involve valuation issues.

Kanski's practice also involves counseling owners of closely held, family-owned businesses concerning corporate, tax and estate planning issues, including the transfer of control and ownership to the next generation through the use of devices such as family limited partnerships, limited liability companies, buy/sell agreements and insurance arrangements.

Kanski also counsels closely held corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships; has been involved with mergers and acquisitions (asset and stock); entity formation and dissolution (profit and non-profit); and banking and hospital law, in the area of corporate/business practice.  She has been involved in all types of transactional work from negotiation through closing involving manufacturing, health care, financial and real estate ventures.
Kanskis earned her B.A. from Wayne State University and her J.D., cum laude, from the Detroit College of Law.