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Julius Giarmarco, Esq. is a partner and heads up the firm's Trusts and Estates Practice Group. Julius received his law degree (J.D.) from Wayne State University, and his master of laws (LL.M.) from New York University. His primary practice areas include estate planning, business succession planning, wealth transfer planning, and life insurance applications. Julius is a former instructor in both the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) programs. He also lectures frequently on a national basis, including speeches before the American Law Institute - American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), the International Forum, the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU), the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), and numerous life insurance companies, brokerage firms and trade associations. Julius has published a number of articles on estate planning appearing in professional journals such as the Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal (BNA), The Practical Tax Lawyer (ALI-ABA), the Journal of Practical Estate Planning (CCH) and Advisor Today. Julius is also the author of the nationally acclaimed brochure, The Five Levels of Estate Planning, and the co-author of the book, Estate Planning with Insurance. He is the author of the chapters on succession planning in Advising Closely Held Businesses in Michigan and The Michigan Business Formbook published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). Julius has also been selected by his peers as a Michigan "Super Lawyer" in estate planning.


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  1. Wills: 40%
    41 years
  2. Estate Planning: 40%
    41 years
  3. Tax: 10%
    41 years
  4. Business: 10%
    41 years



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Giarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C.

101 West Big Beaver Road
Tenth Floor
Troy, MI, 48084-5253


NYCurrently registered 201103/07/2016
MIActive And In Good Standing197505/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer in Estate PlanningSuper Lawyers2015
Five Star Wealth ManagerCrescendo Business Services2010
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2010
Trust, Will and Estate Planning LawLeading Lawyers NetworkN/A
Top LawyerdbusinessN/A
Legal Ability and Ethical StandardsMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chair of Trusts and Estates Practice GroupGiarmarco, Mullins & Horton, P.C.1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Insurance and Fiancial AdvisorsMember1979 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Advisor TodayBeneficiary-Controlled Trusts2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1976
Wayne State University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Wayne State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ALI-ABA WebcastAdvanced Estate Planning Techniques for Family-Owned and Closely-Held Businesses2010