Nancy L. Little

Nancy L. Little


Buhl, Little, Lynwood & Harris PLC

Recognized since 1997

East Lansing, Michigan

Practice Areas

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Real Estate Law

Trusts and Estates

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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Nancy's practice focuses on estate planning, trust and estate administration, estate and gift tax, generation skipping transfer tax, contested trusts and estates, fiduciary litigation, and guardianships and conservatorships. Nancy served on the Council of the State Bar of Michigan Probate ad Estate Planning Section from 2001-2009, serving as Chair 2008-2009. She has also served as the Editor of the State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estate Section since 2001. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Trusts and Estates Counsel, and was recognized by the State Bar of Michigan and her peers in the estate planning practice with the Michael Irish Award. She has been named by Best Lawyers since 1997 in the areas of Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates - Litigation; she was named by Best Lawyers as Lansing's Lawyer of the Year in the areas of Trusts and Estates (2012) and Trusts and Estates - Litigation (2015). Other awards include:

- Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers as among “Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan” and “Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan”

- Named as one of “Detroit’s Top Lawyers” in db Journal in 2017

- Named as one of the “Top Women Attorneys in Michigan” in Hour Detroit Magazine, 2018-2021

- Named by Leading Lawyers as one of Michigan’s top lawyers in Trust, Will, and Estate Planning Law

- Named as one of 20 “Michigan Women in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2011

- Named as one of 30 “Leaders in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2019

Location

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

Education

  • Wayne State University, B.A., graduated 1986
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, J.D., graduated 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, State Bar of Michigan

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel - Fellow
  • American Red Cross, Livingston County Chapter - Past member, board of directors
  • Capital Area Humane Society - Past chair, board of directors
  • Capital Region Community Foundation - Past Chair of the board of directors
  • Council for the State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Section - Council member, 2000-2010, Chair 2008-2009
  • Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council - Member; past member of the board of directors
  • Ingham County Bar Association - Probate and Estate Planning Law Section
  • Lansing Community College Foundation - past Chair
  • Martindale Hubbell - AV rated
  • Service to Soldiers - Volunteer
  • St. Mary Magdalen Church - Pastoral Council; Finance Council
  • State Bar of Michigan - Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal - Editor, 2001-present

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates

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

  • Trusts and Estates, Lansing (2015)
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Lansing (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Real Estate Law
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates

Special Focus

  • Estate Planning
  • Fiduciary Duties
  • Probate
  • Succession Planning
  • Trust Administration

Awards:

  • Best Lawyers, 1995-present; 2015 Lawyer of the Year - Trusts and Estates (Greater Lansing area); 2013 Lawyer of the Year - Trusts and Estates Litigation (Greater Lansing area)
  • One of 20 "Women in the Law", selected by Michigan Lawyers Weekly, 2011
  • Recognized by Detroit Hour Magazine as among the "Top 25 Women Lawyers in Michigan"

"Nancy Little is a bonus when involved in solving estate problems. She is experienced, extremely knowledgeable in Estate Law, and very effective in the courtroom. Nancy represented us recently in an adversarial estate situation. We feel she was the reason for the successful conclusion and closure."

"Nancy Little is a superb lawyer and has helped us enormously with our estate planning over the years. She is responsive and attentive to every detail, and approaches matters with calm wisdom and experience. We would highly recommend her."

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