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Howard H. Collens

Howard H. Collens

Galloway and Collens, PLLC
  • Estate Planning
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Howard H. Collens, as an attorney and counselor, listens to his clients, understands their goals and offers creative, effective solutions to meet their needs. He advises clients in estate planning for estates of every size. Focusing on the unique aspects of each representation, Mr. Collens tailors trusts, wills and powers of attorney to meet the present and changing needs of his clients. Mr. Collens is a trusted counselor for those seeking representation for estate administration. He helps families following the death of a loved one as they navigate the complexities of the probate process or trust administration. He regularly guides his clients through the sale, distribution, of real estate holdings by probate and trust estates. With litigation experience in the probate courts throughout metropolitan Detroit, Mr. Collens is a strong advocate for those involved in contested estates, trusts or other probate cases.With understanding and compassion, Mr. Collens assists individuals and their families in planning for their long-term care needs. He eases the process of applying for and obtaining Medicaid benefits to pay for such care. Since estate recovery is a reality for those receiving long-term care in Michigan, proper titling of real estate is even more important today than ever. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the State Bar's Probate and Estate Planning Section and the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section and the Wayne County Probate Bar Association. He has obtained the Certificate of Completion from The Institute of Continuing Legal Education's Probate and Estate Planning Program. He is currently a Council Member of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section as well as a member of ELDRS’s Legislative Committee. He participates as a member of the Legislation Development and Drafting Committee of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He was instrumental in enacting a Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets law in Michigan.

Education
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
J.D. (1994)
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A. (1991)
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Professional Experience
Galloway and Collens, PLLC
Current
Awards
Top Lawyer - Trusts and Estates
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Top Lawyer - Trusts and Estates
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Top Lawyer - Trusts and Estates
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Rising Star
SuperLawyers
Ambassdor of the Year
Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce
Professional Associations
Berkley Area Chamber of Commerce
Member
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Ferndale Chamber of Commerce
Member
- Current
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Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors
- Current
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State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Michigan, Elder Law and Disability Rights Section
Member
- Current
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Wayne County Probate Bar Association
Member
- Current
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State Bar of Michigan
Member
- Current
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Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce
President
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Area
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
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  • English
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Galloway and Collens
26075 Woodward Avenue
Suite 200
Huntington Woods, MI 48070
Telephone: (248) 290-8585
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed