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Rebecca Donnini Grove

Partner
Leader, Trusts and Estates Practice Group

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M.
  • Taxation
  • with honors
Duke University School of Law, J.D.
  • with honors
University of Michigan, B.A.
  • Political Science
  • with highest distinction

Prior Employment

  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, 1998-1999
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP, 2000-2002

Bar Admissions

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

California Bar Association

New York Bar Association

Financial & Estate Planning Council of Detroit

Overview
Community
News & Resources
Honors

Overview

Rebecca Donnini is the Leader of the firm’s Trust and Estates practice group. She successfully counsels and advises high-net-worth individuals in their personal legal matters, including tax and estate planning, charitable giving, real estate, and business succession issues.

  • Licensed to practice in Michigan, New York, and California and assists clients with multi-jurisdictional assets
  • Advises clients on a variety of community property issues, as well as state and local income tax matters
  • Possesses significant experience assisting clients with tax controversy matters, including estate and gift tax audits, valuation issues, and charitable deductions
  • Experience in the formation and ongoing representation of private foundations and public charities including extensive experience with complex charitable structures including organizations working closely with governmental and quasi-governmental bodies

Community

Detroit Institute of Arts

  • Founders Junior Council, Board of Directors 
  • Robert H. Tannahill Society

HAVEN, Board of Directors

Duke University Alumni Association

News & Resources

Publications

  • Ms. Donnini is a contributing author for Lexis-Nexis. She has authored articles on a variety of topics, including:
    • 120 Hour Statutory Survivorship Requirement
    • Estate Tax Apportionment
    • Premarital Wills
    • Waiver of Rights by Surviving Spouse
    • Validity of Private Agreements Relating to Distribution
    • Effect of Subsequent Divorce Upon Dispositive and Other Provisions in Governing Instruments
    • Enforceability of No Contest Clause in Will

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2018
    • Recognized in practice area of Tax Law
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
    • Recognized in practice area of Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2014 and 2015
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2008-2010