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Rebecca L. Grove

Partner
Leader, Private Client Practice Group
Member, Executive Committee
Member, Board of Directors

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M.
  • with honors
Duke University School of Law, J.D.
  • with honors
University of Michigan, B.A.
  • 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 Grove is the Leader of the firm’s Private Client practice group. She is licensed to practice in Michigan, New York and California and represents high net-worth individuals, charitable organizations and family offices across the country.  Ms. Grove is a contributing author for Lexis Nexis and has held leadership roles in numerous cultural and educational organizations.   

  • Personal Planning. Grove counsels high-net-worth individuals and families in all personal legal matters, including sophisticated tax and estate planning, philanthropy, real estate, and business succession. 
  • Art Law. Grove has expertise in all aspects of Art Law including issues relating to purchase, sale, consignment, collection management, insurance, appraisal, charitable giving, attribution, cultural heritage property, and customs compliance.
  • Tax Controversy. Grove assists clients with tax controversy matters, including income, estate and gift tax audits, complex valuation issues, private letter rulings, and tax appeals.
  • Charitable Organizations.  Ms. Grove has expertise in the the formation and ongoing representation of foundations and public charities including extensive experience with complex charitable structures. 

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. Grove 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, 2013-2020
    • 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