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Alan A. May

Alan A. May's Novel Selected for Prestigious Book Fair

Attorney and shareholder Alan A. May’s new book,
The Journey, has been selected for inclusion in the

Detroit Jewish Book Fair which promotes the global

art of Jewish storytelling. The 71
st Book Fair will run
from November 1-13, 2022, at The Jewish

Community Center.
May’s book chronicles the dangers and glories of
two friends’ experiences in Detroit before and after

World War II, as they face antisemitism, divided

loyalties and challenged value systems. His previous

novels include Article XII and Sons of Adam.


May is widely published in the field of probate law,

contributing articles to the Michigan Bar Journal,

NAWCC Bulletin, and the Michigan Probate and

Estate Planning Journal. He blogs frequently about

probate and baseball. In addition, he has appeared

in Martindale-Hubbell’s Register of Preeminent

lawyers 30 times, in Michigan Super Lawyers since

2007, in the Best Lawyers in America since 2010,

and has been named one of the top attorneys in

Michigan by the New York Times.

 

 


 

DBusiness names Brian R. Jenney and Alan A. May Top Lawyers

Attorneys Brian R. Jenney and Alan A. May have been selected for inclusion in DBusiness Magazine’s 2023 list of Top Lawyers for Trusts & Estates. Thousands of votes were cast honoring excellence in 53 practice areas.

The list will appear in the November/December 2022 issue of DBusiness and online Monday, November 15 at www.dbusiness.com.

 

 

 


 

A Message from Brian H. Rolfe

The past few months have reminded me of what a wonderful group of people we have that work at and are associated with Kemp Klein. Our first charity golf outing was a resounding success with special thanks and gratitude to our clients, friends, and vendors as well as hardworking Kemp Klein team members. In addition to their efforts at the golf outing, our attorneys and staff have been out in the community doing a variety of interesting and impactful things. Whether they’re donating meals, writing books, supporting a national stage production, or winning top awards, these folks make us all proud to be part of the Kemp Klein team.

 


 

PROBATE LAW CASE SUMMARY

BY ALAN A. MAY

Every month I summarize the most important probate cases in Michigan. Now I publish my summaries as a service to colleagues and friends. I hope you find these summaries useful and I am always interested in hearing thoughts and opinions on these cases.

Alan May is a shareholder who is sought after for his experience in guardianships, conservatorships, trusts, wills, forensic probate issues and probate.  He has written, published and lectured extensively on these topics.

He was selected for inclusion in the 2007 and 2008 issues of Michigan Super Lawyers magazine featuring the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan and has been called by courts as an expert witness on issues of fees and by both plaintiffs and defendants as an expert witness in the area of probate and trust law.  He is listed by Martindale-Hubbell in the area of Probate Law among its Preeminent Lawyers.

 


 

Eighteen of the firm’s lawyers have been included in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America®

William B. Acker – Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Real Estate Law, Tax Law, and Trusts & Estates

C. Leslie Banas – Corporate Law and Real Estate Law

Cynthia E. Brazzil – Corporate Law

Richard C. Bruder – Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Joseph P. Buttiglieri – Litigation – Trusts & Estates

Ralph A. Castelli, Jr. – Corporate Law and Real Estate Law

Mark R. Filipp – Litigation – Labor and Employment

Brian R. Jenney – Elder Law and Trusts & Estates

David D. Marsh – Real Estate Law

Alan A. May – Litigation – Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates

Norman D. Orr – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Corporate Law

Thomas C. Rauch – Real Estate Law

Brian H. Rolfe – Commercial Litigation

Stuart Sinai – Securities Regulation

Amy A. Stawski – Family Law

Thomas V. Trainer – Elder Law and Trusts & Estates

Michael D. Umphrey – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Trusts & Estates

Robert S. Zawideh – Arbitration and Litigation – Trusts & Estates


 


 

PROBATE LAW CASE SUMMARY

BY ALAN A. MAY

Every month I summarize the most important probate cases in Michigan. Now I publish my summaries as a service to colleagues and friends. I hope you find these summaries useful and I am always interested in hearing thoughts and opinions on these cases.

Alan May is a shareholder who is sought after for his experience in guardianships, conservatorships, trusts, wills, forensic probate issues and probate.  He has written, published and lectured extensively on these topics.

He was selected for inclusion in the 2007 and 2008 issues of Michigan Super Lawyers magazine featuring the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan and has been called by courts as an expert witness on issues of fees and by both plaintiffs and defendants as an expert witness in the area of probate and trust law.  He is listed by Martindale-Hubbell in the area of Probate Law among its Preeminent Lawyers.

 


 

PROBATE LAW CASE SUMMARY

BY ALAN A. MAY

Every month I summarize the most important probate cases in Michigan. Now I publish my summaries as a service to colleagues and friends. I hope you find these summaries useful and I am always interested in hearing thoughts and opinions on these cases.

Alan May is a shareholder who is sought after for his experience in guardianships, conservatorships, trusts, wills, forensic probate issues and probate.  He has written, published and lectured extensively on these topics.

He was selected for inclusion in the 2007 and 2008 issues of Michigan Super Lawyers magazine featuring the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan and has been called by courts as an expert witness on issues of fees and by both plaintiffs and defendants as an expert witness in the area of probate and trust law.  He is listed by Martindale-Hubbell in the area of Probate Law among its Preeminent Lawyers.

 


 

By Geri Hames

Alan A. May book, "The Journey" Accepted at the Detroit Jewish Book Fair

Kemp Klein attorney, Alan A. May’s book The Journey was recently selected for an event featuring Michigan authors. The Detroit Jewish Book Fair will be held on November 1-13, 2022. Details are in the pdf below. Congratulations Mr. May!


For further information regarding the book fair, please contact Mr. May at 248.740.5670 or via email.

 


 

A Message from Brian H. Rolfe

I hope everyone is having a safe and relaxing summer. As usual, it has been busy around the Kemp Klein offices. Please help me welcome two attorneys who joined the firm this month: William E. Haines II and Neal Nusholtz. I would also like to congratulate Joseph P. Buttiglieri, Alan A. May and Ron Nixon on their recent court victories and accomplishments.
 
In this issue of the Commentator, we highlight our Alternative Dispute Resolution practice. This area of the law continues to heat up as clients increasingly choose to manage disputes outside of court. Our mediators are highly skilled and have excellent reputations in the courtroom setting as well as the ADR arena.
 
There are many great things happening at Kemp Klein this summer and we plan to continue this momentum throughout the rest of the year.

 


 

PROBATE LAW CASE SUMMARY

BY ALAN A. MAY

Every month I summarize the most important probate cases in Michigan. Now I publish my summaries as a service to colleagues and friends. I hope you find these summaries useful and I am always interested in hearing thoughts and opinions on these cases.

Alan May is a shareholder who is sought after for his experience in guardianships, conservatorships, trusts, wills, forensic probate issues and probate.  He has written, published and lectured extensively on these topics.

He was selected for inclusion in the 2007 and 2008 issues of Michigan Super Lawyers magazine featuring the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan and has been called by courts as an expert witness on issues of fees and by both plaintiffs and defendants as an expert witness in the area of probate and trust law.  He is listed by Martindale-Hubbell in the area of Probate Law among its Preeminent Lawyers.