Senior Wealth Advisor
Michael has been helping families with strategies that seek to preserve their wealth for over 30 years. As an attorney, Michael specializes in estate law, retirement planning, and elder law*. He has drafted over 1000 estate plans. He regards the practice of law as one of the “helping” professions. He believes that attorneys and financial advisors should conduct themselves like doctors or ministers, serving as a trusted professional that people can turn to for help with their most important concerns.
As a financial Advisor much of his practice involves advising clients in or close to retirement. His core belief is that a successful retirement plan is one in which the client has no reasonable fear of compromising their standard of living or outliving their money.
Michael attended Sacred Heart Seminary High School in Detroit. He received a Bachelor of Philosophy (Ph.B.) degree from Monteith College at Wayne State University. He earned his law degree (Juris Doctorate) from the Detroit College of Law, which is now the Michigan State University College of Law.
Public and community service has always been important to Michael. He served for three years as an Executive Assistant to a former Mayor of the City of Detroit and was a member of the Wayne County Charter Commission which wrote the Charter for County Government. He has also served on the Board of Governors at Wayne State University and the Board of Trustees at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.
For the past 19 years Michael has been teaching Business Ethics in the Masters of Business Administration program at Wayne State University’s School of Business Administration.
Michael is a strong believer in unbiased and ethical advice and zealous advocacy on behalf of his clients.
*Legal services are not offered by Stonebridge Financial Partners.