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Charles  Nida



Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • cum laude
Wayne State University, Ph.B.
  • with high distinction
Wayne State University, B.B.A.
  • with high distinction

Bar Admissions


  • Judge Theodore Levin, U.S. District Court, Law Clerk, 1969-1970

Professional Affiliations

Financial and Estate Planning Council of Detroit

State Bar of Michigan

News & Resources


Charles Nida possesses more than 40 years of experience in estate planning and probate administration with special emphasis on sophisticated and complex tax and estate planning.

  • Possesses broad experience in the representation of nonprofit organizations, including public charities and civic groups
  • Former Chair of Honigman's Estate Planning Department


The United Jewish Foundation

  • Professional Advisory Committee

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

  • Committee on Planned Giving, Chairman

Wayne State University

  • Planned Giving Committee, Vice Chairman

Detroit Institute of Arts

  • Founders Society
    • Planned Giving Advisory Committee

News & Resources

Press Releases



  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2020
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Non-Profit / Charities Law
      • Tax Law
      • Trusts and Estates
    • Non-Profit / Charities Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2013
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010-2012 and 2014-2018
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006-2008 and 2010-2018
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
    • Recognized in practice areas of Association & Non-Profit Law and Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law
    • Named as one of the:
      • Top 10 Leading Trust, Will & Estate Lawyers
      • Top 100 Leading Lawyers
      • Top 100 Leading Consumer Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated