Trueman, Grace K.
T: 248-433-7583
F: 844-670-6009

Education

Michigan State University

B.A., Political Science - Women, Gender, and Social Justice Specialization, 2008
  • with High Honor

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

J.D., 2012
  • magna cum laude
  • Frank Murphy Honor Society
  • Law Review Title Editor
  • Dean's Honor Society

Bar Admission

Michigan

Grace K. Trueman

Associate

Prominent Assignments

Counsel private individuals on creation of private foundation for foreign charitable activities.

Counsel public charities about securing and retaining tax exempt status, including compliance issues. 

Provide various services to help qualify and organize nonprofit clients, including drafting articles and bylaws.

Advise nonprofit clients of governance and regulatory issues.

Counseling Trustees and other fiduciaries about probate and trust administration, tax matters and probate litigation.

Counseling individuals and families about Guardianships and Conservatorships matters.

Representing corporate trustees and other fiduciaries in probate and trust litigation.

Representing beneficiaries of estates and trusts.

Advising blended families and others about optimum estate planning options.

Drafting specialized estate plans for married couples, unmarried couples, individuals, and high net worth clients that achieve client goals; including probate avoidance, end of life care and life-sustaining treatment, and charitable giving.

Representing charities with respect to fund raising and contested proceedings concerning charitable gifts under trust instruments and wills.

Professional Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • District I Character and Fitness Committee
    • Probate & Estate Planning Section
  • Vice President, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan - Wayne Region
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Certified General Civil Mediator, Wayne Mediation Center
  • Board Member, Institute of Continuing Legal Education's New Lawyers Advisory Board

Community Involvement

  • Founders Junior Council Member, Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Member, Friends of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
  • Legal Volunteer, Capuchin Soup Kitchen
  • Volunteer, Offering Alternative Therapy with Smiles (O.A.T.S)

Publications/Presentations

  • Co-Author, "Retailer Beware: A Retailer’s Guide to The Michigan Shopping Reform and Modernization Act," Michigan Defense Quarterly, Volume 30, No. 3, February 2014
  • Co-author, "Potential Pitfalls for the Michigan Attorney: Attorney Liability for Fraudulent Transfers under Michigan's UFTA and Section 550(a)(1) of the United States Bankruptcy Code," 30-2 Mich Defense Quarterly (November 2013)