David P. Larsen

David P. Larsen


Bodman PLC

Recognized since 2003

Detroit, Michigan

Practice Areas

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Trusts and Estates

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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Mr. Larsen is vice chair of Bodman's Executive Committee and a member of the firm's High Net Worth Practice Group. He represents individual clients and financial institutions in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, trust litigation, estate and gift tax, real estate transactions, the purchase, sale and lease of aircraft and watercraft, and closely-held business transactions and succession.

Mr. Larsen has been named 2016 "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation- Trusts and Estates by The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Larsen is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 (for over ten years) under Trusts and Estates and Litigation-Trusts & Estates and listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2006-2016 under Estate Planning & Probate. He is listed as a 2017 "Top Lawyer" by DBusiness magazine. He is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Location

  • Ford Field, Sixth Floor
    1901 Saint Antoine Street
    Detroit, MI 48226

Education

  • Alma College, B.A.
  • Wake Forest University , J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan

Affiliations

  • Alma College - Member, Board of Trustees
  • Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan - Member, Legal and Financial Network
  • Detroit Crime Commission - Member, Board of Directors
  • Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit - Member
  • Matilda Dodge Wilson Fund - Member, Board of Trustees
  • State Bar of Michigan - Member
  • Detroit Bar Association - Member

Bodman PLC
Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan

70 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

27 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Detroit (2022)
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Detroit (2020)
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Detroit (2018)
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Detroit (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates

Special Focus

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Tax
  • Trust Administration

Awards:

  • DBusiness Magazine "Top Lawyer" 2009-2016 (Trusts and Estates)
  • Michigan Super Lawyers 2006-2016 (Estate & Probate)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Rated

"Although David Larsen has become a good friend, I have many different interests in my life that call for a strong, creative, and quick thinking attorney to be watching out for me. I am an entrepreneur with multiple businesses. David Larsen is able to be of fine counsel in all of them and a confidant for those and every other aspect of my life."

"Dave is an extremely competent, responsive, client-focused attorney. He provides practical, effective solutions to issues with excellent insight into the business aspects of the matter being addressed. I am always confident in my level of representation when Dave is acting on our behalf."

- Peter W. Ronan (Citizens Bank Wealth Management ), Bloomfield Hills, MI

"David Larsen is integral to our family planning three generations out. He interacts professionally with all of us and his advice is always direct and unbiased. We have been able to make the hard decisions with Dave's help."

"Dave Larsen has led me through a variety of difficult negotiations and assignments during my career. Dave is my go to person for referrals within Bodman and he gets me to the right person. Dave has always met my expectations, and I have high expectations."

- Robert A. Sajdak (Reliance Trust Company of Delaware), Atlanta, GA

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