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George M. Smrtka

George M. Smrtka

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Trusts, Probate, Tax, Real Estate

About Me

My estate planning clients have been very satisfied with my work for over 40 years.  Patience and understanding are critical in both the planning and administration process.  I have tried to provide both patience and understanding to my clients and they have been most appreciative.  I look forward to working with you and assisting you with your estate planning needs.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1968

  1. Trusts: 30%
    47 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    47 years
  3. Probate: 20%
    47 years
  4. Tax: 15%
    47 years
  5. Real Estate: 5%
    47 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

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    Mr. Smrtka is very thorough, prompt, and knowledgeable. I have enjoyed working with George and would not hesitate to refer clients to him.

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    Chris Parfitt Construction & Development Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Trevor J. Weston

    I have found George Smrtka to be an excellent resource as a mentor for a younger lawyer like myself. George is extremely knowledgeable as to all areas of estate and tax planning as well as probate and trust administration. In addition to his extensive knowledge, I have found George to be an incredibly thoughtful and caring individual; traits which serve him will when dealing with areas of law which can be emotionally excruciating for families who are dealing with an unexpected loss or complex estate issues. Because I have found his knowledge and professional skills to be of the highest quality available in the areas in which he practices, I give George my highest endorsement.

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    Trevor Weston Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

George M. Smrtka, P.C.

1315 Autmn Drive
Troy, MI, 48098-5110

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing196808/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
40 Year HonoreeOakland County Bar Association2008
Certificate of DistinctionFinancial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentGeorge M. Smrtka, P.C.1980 - Present
ShareholderTunney, Smrtka, & Nicoloff, P.C.1978 - 1980
AssociatePlunkett & Cooney1968 - 1978

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
NAEPC Accredited Estate PlannerMember1990 - Present
Wayne County Probate Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan DetroitMember1975 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationMember1972 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1968 - Present
Probate and Estate Section of the Michigan BarMember1968 - Present
Taxation Section of the Michigan BarMember1968 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Various Will and Trust ContestsTypically contests are settled prior to trial.

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor1967
University of DetroitAmerican HistoryBachelor of Arts1964

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Various Senior Citizens Estate Planning TalksThe Value of Planning Your EstateN/A