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Francine Cullari

Estate planning Attorney at Grand Blanc, MI

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1982
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Francine

Learn Francine’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney (general, limited, health care), transfer on death deeds

    41 years

  2. Business
    Creation (LLCs, corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, limited partnerships) franchising, employment issues, contract issues, dissolution.

    41 years

  3. Real estate
    All aspects of real estate sales, leases, transfers of interests; condominium services

    41 years

  4. Probate
    Probate of wills and trust challenges

    41 years

My purpose in becoming a lawyer was to help people understand in plain English the requirements, complexities and pitfalls in the law.  I encourage clients to make their own decisions based on that knowledge.  In addition to my law practice, I teach three university law courses, which include business law, employment law, estate planning, real estate and other topics.  One of my greatest joys is having a client or student tell me how the information I shared helped in various situations.

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Law Office of Francine Cullari
8341 Office Park Dr Ste B
Grand Blanc, MI, 48439


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  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Joe | May 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe leonardi
Francine reviewed our will and set up power of attorney for my wife and I. We found her very professional, knowledgeable, and attentive to our needs. Highly recommend her.
Posted by Karen | January 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend Ms. Cullari
After much procrastination, my husband and I decided it was time to see someone to prepare a will, durable power of attorney for financial matters and health care, and other documents to avoid probate. We chose Francine Cullari of Grand Blanc as our attorney. The best decision we could have made. She was so professional and did a wonderful job completing our request in a timely manner. She made the process so easy for us. I would highly recommend Ms. Cullari.
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Posted by Roger | October 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very effective
A neighbor and good friend referred me to Francine Cullari. I needed help on my estate plan and some legal issues of great concern. She is an attentive listener and gave explanations with language that was understandable. I believe her consultation is conducted with honesty and integrity. I was very satisfied and will continue with Francine
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Posted by Lois | April 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible experience
Francine is incredibly professional and has always provided a satisfying service. She has been my attorney for years and nobody compares to her!
Posted by Joe | April 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal advice for fixing credit issues / credit score
Ms. Cullari was instrumental in helping me deal with some financial issues I ran into during my early 20s. I had accounts in collections and a civil judgment in my name for non-payment of rent (roommate did not pay his half). After contacting all of the collection agencies, I was able to get the judgment removed from my name. I was also able to negotiate all of my outstanding debt. By using Ms. Cullari, rather than having an "account settled", I was able to have "paid in full" reported for all of the accounts. She was able to do this by calling the collectors directly and negotiating the removal of specific items on the collection bill. After addressing my credit issues through her, I was able to purchase a new car and home with no co-signees. I would strongly recommend this avenue for credit repair rather than the advertised debt counselors based on approaches. Ms. Cullari systematically addresses the underlying reason for the charges, whereas debt consolidators / counselors try to get a reduced debt settlement; which will be reported on your credit score (and in most cases arent able to significantly reduce the debt).
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Posted by dave | April 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great job
mrs cullari handeled some family issuses for my wife and i, she did a great job, left us with no worries, she has also became a good friend of the family, thank you
Posted by Kathi | February 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired twice with great results!
Ms. Cullari has helped our small business go up against two different very large Corporations on two different occasions. In both cases our company was successful in winning our claim's and avoided going to court. We will continue to seek Ms. Cullari's help on future matters, should they arise.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 225-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of Michigan
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Fracine Cullari
  • 1983 - Present


  • University of Michigan, Flint
  • Master of Business Administration
  • 2006
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • International Law Certificate
  • 1980
  • St. Louis University
  • Master of Arts
  • 1974
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  • Boys Scouts of America
  • Bd of Dir, 2 yrs; Dist Treas, 5 yrs
  • 1986 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Bd of Dir, 6 yrs; Rep Asbly, 6 yrs; Comm Chair, 16 yrs
  • 1983 - Present
  • Genesee County Bar Association
  • Pres, 1 yr; Comm Chair, 10 yrs
  • 1983 - Present
  • Grand Blanc Township Planning Comm
  • Chair, 15 yrs
  • 1986 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Roberts P. Hudson Award
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • 2014
  • Excellence in Published Legal Writing
  • Scribes
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • 2007
  • International Business Honor
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • 2007
  • Athena Award
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Grand Blanc Community Schools
  • 2004
  • Francine Cullari Day
  • Grand Blanc Township
  • 2003
  • George M. Bashara Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Michigan State University
  • 2003
  • President's Gold Award
  • Genesee County Bar Association
  • 2000
  • West Fellowship Award
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1999
  • Award of Appreciation
  • International Institute
  • 1997
  • Planning Award
  • Lapeer County Planning Commission
  • 1990
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • American Legion
  • 1986
  • Award of Appreciation
  • Spanish Speaking Information Center
  • 1985
  • Volunteer Award
  • American Cancer Society
  • 1984
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  • Michigan Business Law Review
  • A New Breed of Corporate Decision-making
  • 2015
  • Business and Society Review
  • The Benefit Corporation: Corporate Governance and the For-Profit Social Entrepreneur
  • 2014
  • Regulation
  • The Benefit Corporation: Statutory Barriers to Adoption?
  • 2014
  • Business and Society Review
  • The Long-Termed Unemployed: A New Protected Class of Employees?
  • 2012
  • Journal of International Trade Law and Policy
  • Terror-Free Investment Index Screens: Corporate Governance Implications for Non-U.S. Multinational Corporations
  • 2010
  • Green Business, Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future
  • General Electric
  • 2010
  • Emerging Roles in the Progressive Era and Great Depression
  • Volume 3: 1900-1937: Chapter 9: "Women in Business," Celebrating Women in American History
  • 2009
  • Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World
  • International Business Law
  • 2009
  • Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World
  • Feng Shui (in business settings)
  • 2009
  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • Corporate Governance Practices: A Proposed Policy Incentive Regime to Facilitate Internal Investigations and Self-Reporting of Criminal Activities
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Tips for Seniors
  • Estate Planning (annually)
  • 2015
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Creditor and Debtor Rights
  • 2014
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Estate Planning
  • 2013
  • Attorney Fees
  • Attorney Fees: Nuts and Bolts
  • 2005
  • Effective Local Planning
  • Public Meetings: Exposed!
  • 2000
  • Lapeer County Annual Planning Conference
  • I am Waiting
  • 1990
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
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Real estate Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Francine is one of the first attorneys who inspired me to practice law. I saw her dedication and passion for the legal professions on display while studying business law at the University of Michigan. I highly recommend Francine to anyone seeking a competent and skilled attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Cullari is one of the most intelligent and meticulous professionals practicing law. She excels in her chosen fields of expertise well beyond other attorneys. Ms. Cullari is one of the most well respected attorneys in the state and this reputation is most deserved. Her business and estate planning background is vast and current without exception. These attributes are equally matched by her integrity and impeccable ethics."