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Andrea M. Kanski

Senior Counsel
fax +1 313.309.6889

Andrea M. Kanski analyses and develops tax and estate planning strategies consistent with the objectives of her clients. She also counsels families on long-term care issues, disability planning, and other elder law issues.

Her analysis of the overall tax and estate planning strategies 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.

Andrea 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.

Andrea’s practice also involves counseling owners of closely held, family-owned businesses concerning corporate, and 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.

Andrea has been involved in all types of transactional work from negotiation through closing involving real estate ventures, including leasing and financing.


J.D., cum laude, Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan, 1987
B.A., Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 1984


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