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Sharan Lee Levine

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Business Law, Estate Planning, Trust Administration & Real Estate Law Attorney

Planning for the future of your business and your personal future can be a daunting task. 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. From general corporate matters to mergers and acquisitions and real estate matters, Ms. Levine has experience with all types of business transactions including those with closely held businesses.

Highly skilled in estate planning and trust administration, Sharan Levine takes the time to get to know her clients and develop a carefully tailored plan to help them reach their professional and personal goals. 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.

Awards
  • ICLE: Probate and Estate Planning Certificate
    ICLE: Probate and Estate Planning Certificate

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

Featured in the Media

  • CBS This Morning
  • CNN
  • MLive
  • WWMT News 3
  • Best Law Firms 2021
  • NBC News
  • Wood TV8
  • Detroit Free Press
  • Fox 17
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly
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Client Testimonials

Proof of Our Dedication
  • “Sharan Levine has been our attorney for over 30 years and we have been more than satisfied with all of the legal assistance she has provided during that time.”

    - Timothy W.
  • “Sharan is undoubtedly a skilled lawyer, a person of high intelligence, and most importantly, a person of the highest moral character.”

    - Daniel C.
  • “I felt like I had a friend who really cares.”

    - Theresa Z.

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