Grace Trueman is the leader of Honigman’s Private Client Practice Group and represents wealthy individuals and families in matters related to tax and estate planning, estate and trust administration, philanthropy, nonprofit governance and compliance, art collections and related issues, federal estate and gift tax controversies, as well as family office management. 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 in Southeast Michigan.

  • Prepares customized 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


Practice Areas


Prior Experience

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




Court Admissions



Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2023

  • Recognized as one of America's Up and Coming business lawyers in Private Wealth Law

The Best Lawyers in America, 2023-2024

  • Recognized in practice area of Corporate Law

Michigan Super Lawyers, Recognized as a Rising Star, 2015-2018, 2021-2022

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


“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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