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


Practice Areas



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






  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2023
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Non-Profit / Charities Law
      • Tax Law
      • Trusts and Estates
    • Non-Profit / Charities Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2013, 2023
  • 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

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Financial and Estate Planning Council of Detroit
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • 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

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