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Linda A. Wasserman

Partner

Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • cum laude
University of Michigan, B.A.
  • with high distinction; Phi Beta Kappa; James B. Angell Scholar
Kingswood School Cranbrook

Prior Employment

  • Miro Weiner & Kramer, 1984-2004 (firm was acquired by Honigman)
  • Jaffe, Snider, Raitt & Heuer (now Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss), 1980-1984

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Council on Foundations Professional Advisors Network

Overview
Community
News & Resources
Honors

Overview

Ms. Wasserman provides personalized and sophisticated estate planning and family wealth succession planning for high and ultra-high net worth individuals and families, focusing on tax planning in the context of accomplishing each family's unique goals.

  • Advises families regarding the formation and structuring of single-family offices and provides legal counsel to single- and multi-family offices
  • Counsels clients on the formation and representation of private foundations and public charities
  • Advises collectors on estate planning, including the acquisition, sale, contribution and loans of works of art and other collectibles
  • Represents clients in strategic philanthropic planning and representation of donors
  • Provides planning and counseling for owners of closely held businesses
  • Advises real estate investors and developers on estate planning
  • Counsels family businesses on succession planning
  • Assists clients with estate and trust administration

Community

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

  • Legacy Giving Task Force, Chair

Cranbrook Educational Community

  • Board of Trustees, Senior Trustee

Detroit Zoological Society

  • Board of Trustees

Beaumont Foundation

  • Board of Directors

United Way of Southeastern Michigan

  • Planned Giving Task Force, Chair

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit/United Jewish Foundation

  • Professional Advisory Committee

Detroit Institute of Arts

  • Tannahill Society Advisory Committee

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

  • Board of Trustees

News & Resources

News

Press Releases

Seminars & Events

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2017
    • Named Troy Non-Profit/Charities Lawyer of the Year, 2016
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly, named one of 20 “Women in the Law” for 2012
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2011-2016
    • Recognized as one of the Top 50 Women, 2013-2016
    • Named one of the: 
      • Top 100 Super Lawyers, 2015
      • Top 25 Women Consumer Michigan Super Lawyers, 2013-2016
      • Top 50 Michigan Consumer Super Lawyers, 2014-2016
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010-2016
  • Named 2013 Distinguished Volunteer by the Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated 
  • 2002 Endowment Achievement Award, Federations of North America

Academic Appointments

  • University of Michigan Law School, 2011-present
    • Trusts and Estates, Adjunct Professor
    • Estate Planning and Charitable Planning, Adjunct Professor