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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

Admissions

Overview
Experience
Recognition
News & Resources

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.  Mrs. Grove is a contributing author for Lexis Nexis and has held leadership roles in numerous cultural and educational organizations.   

  • Personal Planning. Mrs. 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. Mrs. 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. Mrs. 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. Mrs. Grove has expertise in the formation and ongoing representation of foundations and public charities including extensive experience with complex charitable structures. 
  • Family Office. Mrs. Grove advises single and multi-family offices on an array of complex issues relating to structure and operation.

Experience

Prior Experience

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

Recognition

Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2021
    • 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

Professional & Community Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • California Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Financial & Estate Planning Council of Detroit
  • 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