Steve Uzelac is a tax and trusts and estates attorney handling a wide range of matters related to taxation, estate planning, and real estate. He routinely advises business organizations on tax planning. Steve has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for over three decades.

  • Represents clients in the purchase and sale of business properties
  • Advises clients on executive compensation arrangements
  • Counsels clients on stock options and other incentive plans
  • Assists clients with qualified employee benefit plans
  • Advises on tax-exempt bond financing in public and private organizations
  • Represents tax-exempt entities under Section 501(c)(3), including public and private foundations, hospitals, and schools
  • Assists clients with tax planning with wills and trusts under Federal Estate Tax and Federal Gift Tax laws
  • Advises clients regarding real estate
  • Counsels clients regarding tax-sheltered investments


Practice Areas


Prior Experience

  • Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., Senior Counsel, 2003-2006; Of Counsel, 2002; Principal, 1969-2001; Associate, 1960-1968

Academic Appointments

  • Wayne State University Law School, former Adjunct Law Professor




Court Admissions



  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1983-2021
    • Recognized in practice area of Tax Law
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Tax Law: Business
      • Tax Law: Individual
      • Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010, 2013-2017, and 2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American College of Tax Counsel Attorneys
  • American College of Trust and Estate Attorneys, Past Member

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