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Linda A. Wasserman

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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

Linda Wasserman provides personalized and sophisticated estate planning and family wealth succession planning for ultra-high- and high-net-worth individuals and families, focusing on tax planning in the context of accomplishing each family's unique goals. Linda's career in trusts and estates law spans more than three decades. Among other honors, she has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Women Consumer Michigan Super Lawyers every year since 2013. Linda has been invited to speak at various events and has published numerous articles. She teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Law School. 

  • Advises families regarding the formation and structuring of single-family offices and provides legal counsel to single-family and multifamily 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
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan Ed., 2017
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Association & Non-Profit Law
      • Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law
    • Named as one of the Top 100 Leading Women Lawyers
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2011-2016
    • Recognized as one of the:
      • Top 25 Women Consumer Super Lawyers, 2013-2016
      • Top 50 Consumer Super Lawyers, 2014-2016
      • Top 50 Women Super Lawyers, 2013-2016
      • Top 100 Super Lawyers, 2015
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010-2016
  • Named 2013 Distinguished Volunteer by the Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly, named one of 20 “Women in the Law” for 2012
  • 2002 Endowment Achievement Award, Federations of North America
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Academic Appointments

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