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Grace K. Trueman



University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D.
  • magna cum laude; Dean's Honor Society
  • UDM Law Review, Title Editor
Michigan State University, B.A.
  • Political Science
  • with high honors; Dean's List
  • specialization in Women, Gender, and Social Justice


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Grace Trueman focuses her practice on a range of matters concerning estate and tax planning, art law, trust administration, and nonprofit organizations. Her clients include high net-worth families and individuals, artists and art collectors, family offices, corporate and individual fiduciaries, as well as nonprofit organizations. Grace is a contributing presenter and author for the Institute of Continuing Education in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has had the privilege of holding leadership roles in and volunteering for various local community organizations.

  • Prepares specialized estate plans to achieve client goals, including sophisticated tax planning, protection for minor children, family business succession planning, and charitable giving
  • Provides sophisticated planning and management counsel to family offices
  • Assists artists and art collectors on various aspects of art law, including special issues relating to estate planning, charitable donations, sales, consignment, collection management, insurance, appraisal and valuation issues, and purchases
  • Counsels clients on creation of private foundations and public charities for domestic and foreign charitable activities
  • Advises public charities and private foundations about securing and retaining tax-exempt status, including compliance issues, donations/grants, regulatory issues, and general governance and internal procedures
  • Counsels and represents charities with respect to fundraising and contested court proceedings concerning charitable gifts under trust instruments and wills, tax matters, and probate litigation


Prior Experience

  • Dickinson Wright PLLC, Associate Attorney, 2012-2017; Summer Associate, 2011



  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2015-2018, 2021
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation Scholar, 2012

Professional & Community Involvement

State Bar of Michigan

  • District I Character and Fitness Committee, 2015-present
  • Probate and Estate Planning Section, 2012-present
  • Institute of Continuing Education, Probate & Estate Planning Advisory Board, 2018- present

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, 2012-present

  • Wayne Region President, 2017-2018
  • Wayne Region Immediate Past President, 2018-2019

Detroit Institute of Art, Junior Founders Council, 2014-present

Friends of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, 2014-present

Certified General Civil Mediator, Wayne County Mediation Center

Inforum, Board of Directors

News & Resources

Press Releases


“Retailer Beware: A Retailer’s Guide to The Michigan Shopping Reform and Modernization Act,” 30 Michigan Defense Quarterly 3 (February 2014), co-author

"Potential Pitfalls for the Michigan Attorney: Attorney Liability for Fraudulent Transfers under Michigan’s UFTA and Section 550(a)(1) of the United States Bankruptcy Code,” 30 Michigan Defense Quarterly 2 (November 2013), co-author

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