David Platt

David Platt

A good neighbor, who happens to be a good attorney
  • Probate, Estate Planning, Business Law
  • Florida, Michigan
Claimed Lawyer Profile

David M. Platt has more than 38 years of experience as an estate planning and business attorney. David concentrates his law practice in the areas of estate planning and administration, probate litigation, pre and post nuptial agreements, real estate and business entity formation. He assists clients in the preparation of wills, trusts, family cottage limited partnerships, as well as providing counsel to minimize income and estate taxes.

David frequently speaks and writes on estate planning and business matters for financial planners, accountants and attorneys, as well as the general public. He is an adjunct professor of law at the Michigan State University College of Law, and is the author of several publications.

David has been recognized for his work in estate planning and probate by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine (2012-2018) and Best Lawyers In America® (2006-2018). He also holds the highest AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Prior to moving to Sanibel, David was a shareholder at Farhat and Story, P.C. in East Lansing and Fraser Trebilock in Lansing, Michigan.

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (1980) | Law
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Michigan State University
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Michigan State University
B.A. (1975)
Honors: Cum laude
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Professional Associations
Michigan State Bar  # 31184
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Area
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Lansing Address
1003 N. Washington Ave.
Lansing, MI 4906
Telephone: (517) 282-1000
Bonita Address
9990 Coconut Rd.
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Telephone: (239) 910-7177
2427 Periwinkle Way
Ste. B
Sanibel, FL 33957
Telephone: (239) 472-5400