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Mary M. Lyneis

Mary M. Lyneis leads the firm's practice. She has worked with senior attorney James LoPrete without interruption for over 40 years. Ms. Lyneis graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Detroit School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. Her areas of practice span every stage of her clients' estate planning needs, include drafting estate plans, administration of estates and trusts, acting as trustee, guardianships and conservatorships, preparation of federal estate and gift tax returns, preparation of income tax returns for individuals, trusts and estates, probate and trust contests, as well as elder law and formation and administration of non-profit organizations.

Ms. Lyneis regularly counsels beneficiaries, trustees, executors and guardians to resolve complex legal and tax issues. She is known for her even-handed approach and ethics when dealing with sensitive family matters.

Ms. Lyneis is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Probate and Tax Sections and the Oakland County Bar Association Probate Section and the Finance and Estate Planning Counsel of Michigan. She currently serves as secretary and trustee on the board of several private foundations.

Recent Experience:

  • 2021: litigated complex trust administration matters in the Michigan Court of Appeals
  • 2021: court appointed neutral trustee in contested trust proceedings
  • 2021: currently litigating [X] probate matters in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne County Probate Court
  • 2020-2021: commenced [X] number of probate administration proceedings in Oakland County Probate Court for estates ranging from $X0,000 to $X,000,000
  • 2020-2021: successfully litigated numerous matters in estate, trust, guardianship and conservatorship
  • 2020-2021: provided estate and gift tax counseling and prepared appropriate returns

Bar Admissions:

  • Michigan, 2001
  • U.S. Eastern District of Michigan, 2001

Areas of Practice:

  • Estate Planning

  • Tax Planning

  • Administration of Estates and Trusts

  • Federal Estate and Gift Tax Returns

  • Estate/Trust and Individual Income Tax Returns

  • Estate, Trust and Probate Litigation

  • Elder Law

  • Guardianships and Conservatorships

  • Non-Profit Organizations


  • University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law,
    Detroit, Michigan, J.D.

    • Law Review, Title Editor

    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude

    • Honors: Member, Moot Court Board of Directors

    • Honors: Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society

    • Honors: Frank Murphy Honor Society

    • Honors: Member, Order of the Barristers

  • Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.A.

Memberships and Involvements:

  • Member, American Bar Association

    • Probate and Estate Planning Section, Member
  • Member, Michigan Bar Association

    • Probate and Estate Planning Section, Member
    • Taxation Section, Member
  • Member, Oakland County Bar Association

    • Probate and Estate Planning Section, Member
  • Vice President and Financial Chair, Village Club Foundation, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

  • Secretary and Trustee, various private foundations



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