Sharan Lee Levine

Sharan Lee Levine

Partner
Location:
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Phone:
800-214-1213
Fax:
269-382-0464
Email:
Planning for your future can be a daunting task, and seeking out a lawyer who will listen to your aspirations, fears, and dreams is an important first step. With more than thirty years' experience in all aspects of corporate compliance, business formation, ongoing operations, and business succession planning, Ms. Levine crafts integrated business frameworks that will last for generations while remaining flexible to meet ever-evolving needs. Highly skilled in estate planning and trust administration, Sharan Levine takes the time to get to know her clients and develop a closely tailored plan to help them reach their professional and personal aspirations. Committed to increasing awareness of legal issues in everyday language, Ms. Levine acts as an advisor and counselor on a range of issues, providing holistic guidance for her clients to mold their present status into the future they desire.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Planning
  • Business Succession
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Real Property
  • Contracts
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law
  • Wills
  • Corporate Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Estate planning matters, Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1979

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Florida Atlantic University
    • B.A. - 1976

Published Works

  • "Integrity meets Integrity; Using ombuds standards to comply with the Sarbanes - Oxley Act", Dispute Resolution Magazine, Winter, 2005
  • "Dispute Resolution Ethics; A Comprehensive Guide", American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution; Chapter XI Ethical Dilemmas Arising Out of Ombuds Practice, 2002
  • "Privilege of Confidentiality", Ombuds; The Journal of the University and College Ombuds Association: Occasional Papers on Confidentiality and Record Keeping, Spring, 1996
  • Sua Sponte , Column for Ombudsman News , Winter, 1995

Classes/Seminars

  • Business Law & Constitutional Law, Adjunct Professor, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, 1985 - 1988
  • Business Law & Constitutional Law, Adjunct Professor, Nazareth College, 1985 - 1988

Honors and Awards

  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly Leaders in the Law Class of 2017
  • Recipient of the Wade H. McCree, Jr. Advancement of Justice Award, 1987

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan - Labor Law , Member
  • American Bar Association, Ombudsman Committee for the Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section, Chair, 2001 - 2006
  • Commissioner to the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners , Michigan Supreme Court appointee, 1984 - 1988
  • Southwest Region Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, President, 1982 - 1984
  • American Bar Association, Member of Administrative Law and Regulation Practice Section, Dispute Resolution Section, and Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Council Member, Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, 2003 - 2006
  • ABA Task Force to Implement Standards for Ombuds, Liaison from Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section to ABA Government Affairs Office to implement Standards for the Establishment and Operation of Ombud Offices, 2001 - 2005
  • Ombuds Committee, Chair, Administrative and Regulatory Practice, 1998 - 2002
  • State Bar of Michigan - Probate and Estate Planning Section, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan - Real Property Section, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • State of Michigan, Public Service Commission , 1980 - 1981
  • Meyer C. Weiner Company, Corporate Counsel, 1981 - 1987
  • Miller, Johnson, Snell & Cummisky, Associate , 1987 - 1989
  • Levine & Levine, Shareholder & Partner, 1989 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Focus, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Newsletter, 1990 - 1991
  • WMUK Public Radio, 1985 - 2005