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Daniel H. Serlin

Estate planning Attorney at Farmington Hills, MI

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Dan Serlin

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 3 years
    New York - NY 11 years
    Michigan - MI 26 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2021
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2013
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1997
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    You provide for your family now, but who will take care of your loved ones when you no longer can? An estate plan is a necessary tool to maintain and pass your wealth to loved ones, particularly in light of complex and ever-changing tax laws. In order to maximize our clients' estates, our law firm develops comprehensive estate plans and modifies existing plans for clients at any stage of their lives from thosstarting a family and beginning to accumulate wealth to retiring and leaving a legacy.

    27 years

  2. Probate
    The loss of a loved one is an emotional time. Too often in today’s economy the loss of a loved one is viewed as an opportunity to divert or misuse assets rather than a time for grieving and closure. We frequently represent individuals named in a will or trust who are charged with carrying out the decedent’s desires against greedy, overreaching beneficiaries. We also represent beneficiaries who believe they are being cheated out of their rightful inheritance by a greedy or crooked fiducia

    27 years

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    Our experienced attorneys have assisted a range of businesses from medium-sized corporations, small businesses and entrepreneurs from start-up through all transactional, planning, contract and litigation matters that they encounter in today's turbulent business market. As business owners ourselves, we understand what your company means to you and we treat your legal issues with the respect we treat our own.

    27 years

Dan has served on a number of charitable boards, just completing a 3 year term as President of the Board of Directors of Kadima, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing residential and support services to persons with mental illness and their families.  Dan has recently been selected as a 2014-2015 Pillar of Vibrancy for his community work by The Community House in Birmingham and will be honored at their annual Gala in March of 2015. 



Dan received his bachelor's degree in Biopsychology from the University of Michigan and continued on to University of Michigan Law School for his law degree.  During law school he was an associate editor and later on the editorial board of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform.  After seven years in Ann Arbor, Dan is an avid Michigan fan and has attended seven Rose Bowls and numerous NCAA tournament games in feeding his Wolverine fanaticism.  Dan, his wife Miry and their two children, Andrew (18) and Leia (16) live in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

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Serlin, Trivax & Associates, PC
37911 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI, 48331

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Posted by Edward | December 28, 2011
An Estate Planning Attorney that is knowledgeable, ethical and helpful.
Dan is very knowledgeable in estate planning, business entity formation and business succession. His keen mind coupled with a friendly, helpful demeanor is a great combination that has been helpful to me. He has given me valuable advice about my own business and has been a great resource of legal advice for my clients. I heartily recommend Dan!
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Posted by John | August 11, 2011
Knowledgeable, Trustworthy and Compassionate
Proper estate planning requires expert advice from an attorney who understands more than just the law. The right attorney will also understand finance, business and human nature. Beyond all this, the right attorney must also have integrity and compassion. When my family needed estate planning advice we searched high and low for an attorney who meets these high standards. We found that attorney in Dan Serlin. We have been and remain very grateful for his sage counsel and advice. I recommend Dan without hesitation or qualification.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Serlin, Trivax & Associates, PC
  • 2009 - Present


  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • James B. Angell Scholar
  • University of Michigan
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • Center for Wealth Education
  • Estate Planning Panelist
  • 2015
  • Center for Wealth Education
  • Estate Planning Panelist
  • 2014
  • Royal Oak Community Education
  • Retirement Planning
  • 2011
  • Brighton Community Education
  • Retirement Planning
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
Endorse Daniel
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is known as an expert in his area of practice and expertise. I would and will happily refer friends and clients to him in need and know they will be well taken care of and represented."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is an excellent, creative attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is an enlightened estate planning attorney who has demonstrated his significant thought leadership in a national mastermind organization. I turn to Dan when vetting strategies, techniques and processes. Dan is an experienced estate planning attorney who will work for you and with you to ensure that your estate plan addresses your needs, meets your goals, and is consistent with your values."
Trusts Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a dedicated, bright and personable lawyer. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a consummate professional. He is a skilled and knowledgeable attorney who works tirelessly to educate himself regarding the ever evolving probate and tax codes so that he can provide the highest quality of legal advice available to his clients. As an attorney in the field, I give him my highest recommendation."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is an excellent lawyer who is both thoughtful and diligent in representing his clients. He takes the time to listen and get to know the needs of his clients and creates a clear path to achieve their goals and objectives. I highly recommend Dan as an attorney who gives clients the attention they deserve and the expertise they need. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Dan Serlin for years and he is truly an asset to the community. Not only is he one of the best probate and estate planning attorneys around, he freely volunteers his time for worthwhile organizations. I have, and will continue to, recommend Dan to anyone seeking a top-notch lawyer to help with their estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is hard working, well prepared, dedicated to outstanding results for his client and a complete professional to deal with. It is a pleasure to have this opportunity to endorse him."
Probate Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is extremely knowledgeable in several areas of the law, particularly estate planning and probate. I have recommended numerous clients to Dan, and have always received very positive feedback."
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