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Jeffrey J. Michalowski

Elder law Attorney at Sterling Heights, MI

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2000
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    Nursing home planning, assisted living planning, asset protection, VA benefits for long term care, Medicaid planning and qualification.

    20 years

  2. Business
    Consulting and assisting with small businesses. Business succession planning, incorporating or organizing corporations, LLCs, partnerships, S-Corporations and other business entities.

  3. Estate planning
    Estate planning for families, individuals, and seniors.

  4. Trusts
    Creating living trusts, revocable trusts and irrevocable trusts to not only avoid probate but also to qualify for governmental benefits.

  5. Contracts and agreements
    Reviewing and drafting business contracts for transactions between companies.

  6. Corporate and incorporation
    Entity designations and formation. Operating agreements and consulting.

  7. Divorce and separation
    Assisting clients with filing for divorce and legal separation.

  8. Family
    Helping navigate post divorce judgment issues.

  9. Guardianship
    Assisting with guardianships, conservators, and other living probate matters.

  10. Limited liability company (LLC)
    Entity designations and formation. Operating agreements and consulting.

  11. Partnership
    Entity designations and formation. Operating agreements and consulting.

  12. Power of attorney
    Using powers of attorney to help protect assets for long term care planning and elder law. Creating powers of attorney as part of estate planning.

  13. Probate
    Assisting with both probate of estates and probate of the person.

  14. Real estate
    Assisting with residential real estate transactions.

  15. Wills and living wills
    Assisting clients with estate planning.

Plan, protect and preserve.  Through effective planning, you can protect your family and loved ones.  Relying on knowledge of tax law, probate, estate planning and elder law, our goal is to make sure that your long term care decisions are cost effective and meet your specific need for nursing home placement, assisted living or at home care.   In addition to elder law, estate planning and probate, I also work with small businesses to make effective formation and planning decisions.

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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring and extremely knowledgeable
Jeff has been an invaluable resource my father obtaining his veteran benefits. Without him we would not have received all that my dad received. In addition, Jeff has been our family lawyer for many years. He has developed an estate plan and multiple trusts to guarantee our desires for the distribution of our assets upon our death. I have recommended him to many friends and all have been impressed with his competency and compassion.
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Posted by Brian | February 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One remarkable individual
Jeff Michalowski has a friendly, calm, empathetic professional, with a positive demeanor. Highly, organized, competent with a strong work ethic. A highly intelligent professional who cares about his clients needs and willing to accommodate individuals with out of the office appointments. Jeff has many Professional accomplishments which makes him a successful business owner and attorney. Having worked for and with Mr. Michalowski for several years, I highly recommend Jeff, as he helped helped my parents, several family members, and friends with Trusts, Estate Planning, and Elder Care needs. I have worked with many other attorneys and Jeff's level of knowledge of Elder Care Law and Estate Planning is unmatched . I highly recommend Jeff as a caring, professional and dedicated family man. Look no further, Jeff will take care of all your questions and concerns about Elder Care Law and Estate Planning.
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Michalowski did an excellent job with probating my mothers' estate. His negotiating skills and advice made it very easy for me to make the best decision for my benefit.


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates, PC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate
  • Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras, PC
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Associate Attorney
  • Raymond, Enwright, & Ulrich, P.C.
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Cardelli, Lanfear & Buikema, PC
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Tax Staff
  • Plante & Moran
  • 2000 - 2002
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  • Adrian College
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
  • 1997
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • JD
  • N/A


  • Natioanl Academy of Elder Law
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Elder Law and Disability Rights Section
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Jeffrey
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Trusts Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Jeff for more than a decade now and know firsthand that he does a terrific job taking care of his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jeff since before we started this firm. I formed a partnership with Jeff because of the way he treated his clients and his knowledge of Estate Planning and Elder Law. Jeff's client's love him because he puts their needs ahead of his own and he treats them as if they are family. You cannot ask for more."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jeff is an extremely dedicated, knowledgable and compassionate attorney who works extremely hard for his clients"

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Sterling Heights Elder law Lawyer Jeffrey J. Michalowski
Jeffrey J. Michalowski
Elder law Attorney
Sterling Heights, MI
Licensed for 22 years