John E. Bos

John E. Bos


Buhl, Little, Lynwood & Harris PLC

Recognized since 1995

East Lansing, Michigan

Practice Areas

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Trusts and Estates

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Trusts and Estates
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John E. Bos, attorney, is Of Counsel with Buhl, Little, Lynwood & Harris, PLC. He specializes in Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business Planning, Probate Litigation and Probate and Trust Administration. He is a 1964 graduate of The University of Michigan Law School and also served as Adjunct Professor teaching a seminar on Estate Planning and a class on Estate and Gift Tax law at the law school. Mr. Bos is an accomplished speaker and published author. He is a regular speaker for The Institute of Continuing Legal Education (“ICLE”) presenting programs to other attorneys on various estate planning topics. His published articles and seminar materials can be found in the Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Journal, the Michigan Bar Journal, and at ICLE . He is a member of several professional associations, including: State Bar of Michigan, Ingham County Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council, and he is a fellow of both the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the Michigan Bar Foundation. He has served as Chair of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the Michigan Bar Association, the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Lansing and Michigan State University’s Special Counsel to the Office of Planned Giving. In 2001, Mr. Bos received the Michael W. Irish award “for outstanding contributions to the estate planning profession and to his community.” In 2007, Mr. Bos was the first recipient of the George A. Cooney, Jr. Society Award for outstanding contributions to continuing legal education. Mr. Bos has been recognized since 1995 in The Best Lawyers in America in the specialties of Trusts and Estates as well as Trusts and Estates - Litigation and since 2007 in Michigan Super Lawyers. He has also been recognized in Who’s Who in American Law.

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Location

  • 271 Woodland Pass, Suite 115
    East Lansing, MI 48823

Languages

  • English

Education

  • University of Michigan, J.D., graduated 1964
  • Michigan State University, BA, graduated 1960

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Trusts and Estates

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

  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Lansing (2021)
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Lansing (2017)
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Lansing (2014)
  • Trusts and Estates, Lansing (2012)

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

  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates

Special Focus

  • Elder
  • Estate Planning
  • Gift Planning
  • Probate
  • Special Needs
  • Trust Administration

Awards:

  • George Cooney Award
  • Michael Irish Award

Mary E. Griffin Revocable Grantor Trust

This was a case that was evedintly decided by the Michigan Supreme Court. The issue was the validilty of a no contest clause in a trust. The Court determined that the clause was enforceable and that the beneficiary had foreited his interest in the trust.

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