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Aaron R. Shahan

Estate planning Attorney at Plymouth, MI

5.0   23 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 9 years
    Michigan - MI 9 years
    Arizona - AZ 14 years
    Illinois - IL 12 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Aaron

Learn Aaron’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    35%
    Preparation of wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney, probate or trust administration, asset protection, retirement planning, ladybird deeds, quit claim deeds

    5 years

  2. Probate
    30%
    Probate estates in all Michigan counties.

    5 years

  3. Trusts
    30%
    Revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts, asset protection trusts, living trusts, ILIT Trusts, and more

    5 years

  4. Wills and living wills
    5%
    Preparation of simple wills or last will and testament. Wills with testamentary trusts, nomination of guardians for minor children, and pour-over wills

    5 years

Aaron R. Shahan is the founder of ATLAS LAW, PLC. Aaron dedicates his practice to all aspects of estate planning, elder law and probate.

 

Aaron assists his clients with a broad range of disputes involving probate, trust, and fiduciary matters. Aaron Shahan also helps individuals, couples, and families create estate plans, private foundations and charitable trusts.

Aaron has extensive litigation experience and is proficient in advanced estate planning and asset protection techniques. In the past, Aaron also worked for a large consumer bankruptcy firm.

Aaron, a native of Michigan, received his B.A. in Marketing from Wayne State University in Detroit. Later, he attended The John Marshall Law School in Chicago where he finished in the top ten of his class, earning the distinction Cum Laude. While attending law school, Aaron clerked for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

 

 

Aaron Shahan is the co-founder of ATLAS LAW, PLC. You can find him on Google+  Aaron dedicates his practice to virtually all aspects of estate planning, elder law and probate.

 

 

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Location

Atlas Law, PLC
598 N. Mill St
Plymouth, MI, 48170

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Sarah | February 19, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Trust
Mr. Shahan is extremely knowledgeable about family trusts. He made my husband and I feel very confident in our decisions should something happen to us. We highly recommend Mr. Shahan.
Posted by Jolanta | February 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Guidance: Aaron R. Shahan at Atlas Law
My recent experience with Aaron R. Shahan, the founder of Atlas Law, was outstanding. Exclusively dealing with him regarding my Living Trust, I received prompt responses, personalized care, and unparalleled legal expertise. Aaron's in-depth knowledge and proactive approach reassured me that my documents were in good order. His commitment to client satisfaction and the firm's culture of excellence make Atlas Law my top recommendation for anyone seeking legal guidance, especially in estate law.
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Posted by Anthony | February 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trust and Living Will
The family estate Aaron put together for us was beyond our expectations. The time he took to explain it all and make sure it was exactly what we wanted and needed was absolutely the comfort we needed to know we picked the right firm to make sure our family was protected.
Response from Aaron Shahan March 2, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!
Posted by Tom | August 10, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Recommend
Set up appointment to review my father's estate planning documents. We met, he thoroughly reviewed the documents, and gave friendly advice as needed. Fortunately, in our case, he didn't charge us because there wasn't any additional work for him to provide. He could have easily charged us for his time & advice. Seemed very knowledgeable, definitely kind -- not the type to take advantage of clients, and/or charge more than is reasonable.
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Response from Aaron Shahan August 12, 2019
Thank you for the Kind words Tom. I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. I was happy to help. Hope to see you soon!
Posted by Kristy | February 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Outstanding first time experience with Aaron. We reached out to him based on reviews for a very time sensitive matter. It was a holiday weekend and Aaron made sure we had what we needed before the weekend was over. Aaron was very knowledgeable and explained things thoroughly in a way you understand. He had great communication and kept in touch every step of the way. We appreciated his professionalism and integrity. We will reach out to him for any legal needs we have in the future. Do yourself a favor and call Aaron.
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Posted by John | September 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made the process very easy!!
After my mother became ill and I had to take over for her daily, monthly expenses. It was made very easy because she had pre-planned with an estate, health care power of attorney, and financial power of attorney . I then contacted Atlas Law to have a plan set up for my wife and I. They made the process very easy, ensured that we covered the multiple situations that could arise. They prepared our Trust, made sure our assets would go to the trust upon our death to protect them.
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Response from Aaron Shahan September 12, 2018
Thank you for the kind words John. It was great working with you! See you soon!
Posted by Jason | March 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I recently used Atlas Law to handle my Families Estate Planning and Trust. Mr. Shahan was very professional and accommodating. He explained the entire process thoroughly and created a very rewarding experience. I would highly recommend using Atlas Law for all you families estate planning needs.
Response from Aaron Shahan September 12, 2018
Thank you Jason!
Posted by Sandra | February 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Aaron was helpful, efficient, concise, professional and never made me feel my questions were silly or even more important, that I was a bother. He helped me with my estate planning and everything went smoothly. He has a respectful, professional air about him, but is still warm and supportive. I highly recommend Aaron Shahan.
Response from Aaron Shahan February 19, 2018
Thank you Sandra. You are very kind!
Posted by Amelia | January 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
World-Class Legal Work
Mr. Shahan was very knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. I'll be going to him for any future legal needs. I trust him with my family's and my own affairs and I recommend him to anyone in need. I continue to be highly satisfied with his work and you will be too.
Posted by Stacie | December 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Highly recommend Aaron at Atlas Law. His counsel has been terrific. He has assisted me with my will, my real estate regarding my children & most recently a situation regarding a vehicle purchase on Ebay. Aaron has always been responsive & available, right when I need him...I appreciate his professionalism & wisdom & legal advice. Likewise, I value his moral code that has been obvious in our dealings & dealings that included other parties. I have found Aaron to be personable, empathetic, clear about plan of action & knowledgeable. I am so confident in Aaron & so glad he is part of my “team.” —Stacie
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Response from Aaron Shahan December 22, 2017
Thank you Stacie. Very kind of you!
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
Aaron has helped us with several issues over the last few years. He is always kind, responsive and professional. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney
Posted by Richard | October 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Aaron Shahan has helped me with many issues through the years, from wills, power of attorney, to full estate planning. He is a constant professional, extremely knowledgable, and most importantly personable. When you trust Mr. Shahan with the important issues in your life, you know you went to the right guy. I highly recommend him. Richard J. W Long Time Client
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I have used Aaron’s services in the past and collaborated with him on several matters. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Adam | February 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
We had very little knowledge about what was involved in building a trust. Aaron took the time on several occasions to answer any and all questions that we had. Overall it was a great experience and I would recommend anyone looking to set up their estate to Atlas Law.
Posted by Brett | April 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
I used Atlas law for a not only estate planning , but a number of other legal concerns. Mr. Shahan was very helpful and informative on all my concerns. He worked very hard to make sure I was well taken care of and educated on my issue's so I could make the best decision's. I could not be happier in my decision to seek Mr. Shahan's counsel and highly recommend him and will continue to hire him for any legal matter's I come across in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Aaron went through a complete estate plan while explaining all of our options. We are impressed with his knowledge and expertise. Great experience!
Posted by Aaron | September 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Great legal advice. I was previously operating my business under my own name. I had Aaron (Shahan) set up an S-Corp for me. We will be back to see him soon for a will / estate planning. He was very helpful and made everything very easy to understand. Thanks!
Posted by Amanda | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional legal guidance at its best!
We needed an attorney who could successfully handle delicate interstate family law issues. Mr. Shahan handled our matter professionally, successfully and with the level mind required in family matters. With his guidance we feel well informed and prepared.
Posted by Steve | May 19, 2015
Living Trust
We purposely sought out attorney(s) in Glendale, AZ to setup our Living Family Trust where, using Avvo, we found Aaron and Jillian of Shahan and Hindo. I first emailed Aaron and received and response very quickly. I asked a few questions about the process and the fees where Aaron was very upfront. I felt comfortable where we scheduled our first phone conference call with Aaron. He was very helpful, answered our questions in detail and not high pressure at all. We decided to move forward with Aaron and Jillian as our attorney's. In our second call with Aaron, he went through the Living Trust questions for the setup of the Living Trust. An important point is that Aaron and Jillian perform all fiduciary responsibilities where they contact your financial institutions and fund the trust for you...this is a big plus! At our final in-person meeting with Jillian, she presented our Living Family Trust binder and presented and covered in detail each and every page...this was very helpful having never setup a Living Trust before. Jillian was very thorough and detailed, just what you want as your attorney. Aaron and Jillian made the entire legal process, simple, well communicated where we highly recommend the firm of Shahan and Hindo!
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Response from Aaron Shahan May 20, 2015
Steve, Thank you very much for the kind words. It was our pleasure to assist you with your estate planning needs. We look forward to hearing from you again soon!
Posted by ric_carpediem | March 16, 2015
Highly recommended.
I went through their law firm to do my estate planning. They were amazing. Very knowledgable. I usually don't take the time to write reviews even if I feel the service is great but Aaron and Jillian went above and beyond my expectations that I felt I had to go above and beyond as well. They were prompt and professional. The customer service was so great. I felt so comfortable with them especially with something as personal as my finances. I have recommended them to my family and my friends.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Atlas Law, PLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Shahan & Hindo, PLC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Gorman & Jones, PLC
  • 2011 - 2014

Education

  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD (Cum Laude)
  • 2010
  • Wayne State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Associations

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan - Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan - Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Veterans Administration
  • Accredited Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • Plymouth Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court, District Court of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • 2015 Legal Elite Nomination
  • Corporate America News
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2015
  • Graduated With Honors
  • The John Marshall Law School
  • 2010
  • Certificate of Merit - Criminal Procedure
  • The Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Merit - Constitutional Law
  • The Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 2007
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Will & Trust Event: Gateway Financial
  • Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (16)
Endorse Aaron
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Aaron taught me many things while I had the opportunity to be his law clerk. Aaron was very particular about making sure his clients were treated properly. On one particular occasion, a client came in while Aaron was eating lunch. I asked Aaron if he wanted me to have him make an appointment and come back latter and Aaron told me no, the client was concerned and it was Aaron's job to resolve those concerns. Aaron stopped eating lunch and took care of the clients needs there on the spot."
Probate Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Aaron without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator."
Probate Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I asked Aaron to lead a litigious probate case for my firm, and he did an outstanding job. His knowledge, thoroughness, preparedness, and courtroom acumen really allowed us to provide top-notch legal representation to our client. I will definitely re-hire Aaron for other work, and I strongly recommend him to others."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"After I die, Aaron will have distributed everything I have per stirpes to my kids, and their kids' kids. He's good..."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is highly respected in the community. I endorse this lawyer"
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Shahan and I practice in the same areas of law, as well as in adjoining cities in Michigan. I am happy to endorse him and his services and I look forward to his contributions to the Avvo community. James Frederick"
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Shahan volunteers his time to provide his experience and passion to AVVO participants. His responses are well thought out. I endorse this attorney."
Probate Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Shahan has proven he is dedicated to his clients and ensuring they receive the highest quality service. In short, Mr. Shahan is the kind of attorney I strive to be. I highly recommend him to all potential clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aaron's zeal for the practice of law is apparent in his representation of clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Aaron is extremely versed in the areas of estate planning and probate. He works hard for his clients and is always in constant communication. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of his services."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Aaron on a complicated trust administration and litigation matter, which required attention to detail and a firm hand. Aaron delivered on both, with thoughtful, well crafted legal work. He was easy to deal with and courteous to all of the parties. I would readily welcome the opportunity to work with Aaron again."
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Plymouth Estate planning Lawyer Aaron R. Shahan
Aaron R. Shahan
Estate planning Attorney
Plymouth, MI
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation