Estate and Tax Planning Lawyer James P. Spica Joins Dickinson Wright PLLC

March 26, 2010

Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that James P. Spica has joined the firm's Trusts, Estates and Private Client Services team as a member in the Detroit office.

Mr. Spica specializes in estate and tax planning for private clients requiring sophisticated wealth management, advises corporations and individuals on the formation and operation of tax-exempt organizations, provides general and special representations to bank trust departments, private trust companies and public charities and serves as expert witness in litigation involving estate administration and tax planning issues.

Mr. Spica has an LL.M. (in Taxation) from New York University, has been a clerk on the U.S. Tax Court and has held a series of law professorships at Wayne State University and the University of Detroit Mercy where he lectured, most recently as a tenured Associate Professor, on taxation, trusts and decedents' estates. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, is co-author of the Michigan Estate Planning Handbook (2nd ed. 2006 & Supp.), is a member of the Council (governing body) of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan and a consultant to the Trust Counsel Committee of the Michigan Bankers Association. Before joining Dickinson Wright, Mr. Spica was a partner in the law firm of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP.

About Dickinson Wright PLLC

Dickinson Wright PLLC is a full-service law firm with more than 40 practice areas. Founded in 1878, Dickinson Wright has approximately 260 attorneys in offices located in Detroit, Bloomfield Hills, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, and Lansing, Michigan; Nashville, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, D.C.; and Toronto.

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