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Kenneth F. Silver

Trusts Attorney at Bloomfield Hills, MI

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1983
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Trusts
    I represent trustees, beneficiaries and/or dis-inherited interested parties with respect to all aspects of trust administration including trust challenges as the result of undue influence, lack of capacity, breaches of fiduciary and all related claims and theories. I have had substantial success in this area recovering and/or saving my clients many millions of dollars

    41 years, 500 cases

  2. Probate
    I represent clients with respect to guardianships, conservatorships and general probate administration. I specialize in prosecuting and defending will contests whether on behalf of an intended beneficiary or dis-inherited family member whether by virtue of alleged undue influence, lack of capacity or some other theory. I have handled many multi million dollar will contests with significant success.

    41 years, 500 cases

  3. Real estate
    I represent clients with respect to all aspects of commercial real estate including, acquisitions, sales, financing, syndication, leasing and development. My work involves commercial, industrial, multi-family and retail real estate and I have represented clients with respect to many hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions. I have represented buyers, sellers, lenders, receivers, landlords and tenants.

    41 years, 500 cases

I am the son of a probate judge and have been practicing in this area my entire career.  I listen to my clients and I'm not afraid of trials.  Whether dealing with a step parent or an estranged sibling, the issues involved in trust and estate litigation are often about the emotional difficulties of dealing with family (and sometimes strangers) as well as the economics.  I have written on these topics and litigated these issues for decades. As a partner in a 30 lawyer firm, I also have the back up resources to address a myriad of related problems including, taxes, real estate, corporate law and even family law or criminal matters.  I am comfortable dealing with both sophisticated and highly technical probate or tax issues as well as the simplest and most straightforward lower value cases. 


Kenneth F. Silver
1760 S Telegraph Rd Ste 300
Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48302

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Posted by Ronald | October 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy Attorney
Ken is quick to respond and thorough in detail. I have done a lot of work over the years with Ken and have never been disappointed.
Posted by James | December 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Perceptive and very intelligent
He is extremely bright and very meticulous in his preparations. His ethical standards are the highest and his demeanor incredibly balanced. He is a great teacher to his associates and his client's to the nuances within the law.
Posted by Kate | July 4, 2014
Great attorney!!!
This might be a duplicate review... Ken Silver was the third - and final - attorney that I hired to assist me with my father's probate. The first two were clearly working for my adversary more than for me. Ken Silver acted in my best interests and helped me to safeguard my father's assets. He's the BEST!
Posted by Daniel | June 30, 2014
Professional and Knowledgeable
Mr. Silver is a true professional, he is very quick with answers and accurate. His passion for his work shows in our conversations, it has been a real pleasure working with him.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-360 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Hertz Schram, PC
  • 1999 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Silver & Associates
  • 1995 - 1999
  • Shareholder
  • Silver, Gould, Eizelman and Zoller
  • 1989 - 1995
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Simon, Deitch, Seifman, Tucker and Friedman
  • 1983 - 1989
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  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re REB Enterprises Trust, Apple Trust and Allison Hallie Poss Trust
  • Trustee removed, substantial monies returned to the Trusts
  • In re Herbert Charfoos Trust
  • Very favorable settlement


  • Attorney Discipline Board
  • Chairman, Disciplinary Panel No. 62
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Real Estate Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2001 - 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
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  • Laches
  • Delirium v Dementia
  • 1997
  • Laches
  • Litigating in Probate Court
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Institute of Continuing Education (Michigan)
  • How to Prepare to Raise Money
  • 2015
  • National Business Instutite
  • Estate Adminstration Procedures: Why Each Step is Improtant
  • 2008
  • National Business Institute
  • Title Law in Michigan
  • 2003
  • National Business Institute
  • Trustt and Estate Issues in Real Estate
  • 2002
  • Homeward Bound Series
  • Trust and Estate Issues in Real Estate
  • 2001
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • The New Estates and Protected Individuas Code
  • 2000
  • ICLE
  • Trustee, Duties Liabilities and Responsibilities
  • 2000
  • NBI
  • Michigan Probate, Beyond the Basics
  • 1997
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Trusts Attorney | Dec 19
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"Ken Silver is a dedicated, knowledgeable professional. He is well versed in the law and courtroom procedures. He is thorough and thoughtful."
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Bloomfield Hills Trusts Lawyer Kenneth F. Silver
Kenneth F. Silver
Trusts Attorney
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Licensed for 40 years
Free Consultation