James P. Spica

James P. Spica


Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices, PLLC

Recognized since 2009

Southfield, Michigan

Practice Areas

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Trusts and Estates

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James Spica focuses his practice on estate planning, trust law, and trust banking. He provides estate and tax planning services for private clients requiring sophisticated wealth management; he advises private trust companies and their owners on governance structures and securities filings in respect of fiduciary accounts holding concentrated positions in publicly traded securities; he counsels grant-making organizations, including company-sponsored foundations, with respect to formation, governance, and regulatory compliance; and he represents public charities in contested proceedings concerning charitable gifts under trust instruments and wills. Mr. Spica is a Commissioner (appointed by the Michigan Legislative Council) to the Uniform Law Commission and a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is the principal author of the Michigan Personal Property Trust Perpetuities Act of 2008, the multi-statute Michigan “trust decanting” regime enacted in 2012, and the “divided trusteeship” provisions added to the Michigan Trust Code in 2018.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 26211 Central Park Boulevard, Suite 200
    Southfield, MI 48076

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

  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Detroit (2023)
  • Trusts and Estates, Detroit (2023)
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Detroit (2019)

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

  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates

Special Focus

  • Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration

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