Overview

Grace Trueman focuses her practice on matters concerning estate and tax planning, art law, trust and estate administration, and nonprofit organizations. She represents 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 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 single and multi-family offices
  • Counsels 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 on creation and management 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 policies
  • Represents clients in tax controversies and examinations relating to federal estate and gift tax

Services

Practice Areas

Experience

Prior Experience

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

Credentials

Education

Admissions

Court Admissions

Recognition

Awards

  • 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 & Insights

Press Releases

Publications

“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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