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Lauren Underwood

Lauren Underwood

Lauren Underwood, Bingham Legal Group
  • Probate
  • Michigan
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Summary

Ms. Underwood focuses her practice in a wide variety of estate and tax planning, probate and trust administration, contested probate and trust matters. Ms. Underwood is a the former Chair of the Probate and Estate Planning Council of the State Bar of Michigan, past editor of the Probate Journal, member of the Real Property, Trust Law and Taxation Sections of the American Bar Association; the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and the Oakland County Bar Association. She has written several articles and been a contributing author for the ICLE publication Michigan Estate Planning Handbook. Ms. Underwood received her B.A. degree with high distinction from Wayne State University in 1981 and her Juris Doctor summa cum laude from the Detroit College of Law in 1991. She has lectured frequently for many groups and organizations, including the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. She is a Past President of the Wayne State University Alumni Association, Past President of the Woodbridge Citizen’s Association, past member of the Board of Visitors of the Institute of Gerontology, and past board member for St. Luke’s Health Ministries and Canterbury on the Lake.

Education
Michigan State University
J.D. (1991) | Law
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Honors: Charles H. King Award - Highest Academic Standing in Graduating Class Amy D. Bloomer Award for Academic Excellence American Natural Resources Award for Academic Excellence American Jurisprudence Book Awards for: Research, Writing and Advocacy II and Commercial Transactions I Dean's List Hornbook and Corpus Juris Secundum Awards
Wayne State University
B.A. (1980) | Psychology
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Honors: State of Michigan Merit Scholarship Phi Beta Kappa Psi Chi (Honors Society in Psychology)
Professional Experience
Attorney, Owner
Lauren Underwood, Bingham Legal Group
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Ms. Underwood focuses her practice in a wide variety of estate and tax planning, probate and trust administration, contested probate and trust matters. Ms. Underwood is a the former Chair of the Probate and Estate Planning Council of the State Bar of Michigan, past editor of the Probate Journal, member of the Real Property, Trust Law and Taxation Sections of the American Bar Association; the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and the Oakland County Bar Association. She has written several articles and been a contributing author for the ICLE publication Michigan Estate Planning Handbook. Ms. Underwood received her B.A. degree with high distinction from Wayne State University in 1981 and her Juris Doctor summa cum laude from the Detroit College of Law in 1991. She has lectured frequently for many groups and organizations, including the Institute for Continuing Legal Education. She is a Past President of the Wayne State University Alumni Association, Past President of the Woodbridge Citizen’s Association, past member of the Board of Visitors of the Institute of Gerontology, and past board member for St. Luke’s Health Ministries and Canterbury on the Lake.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Michigan Estate Planning Handbook
Institute for Continuing Legal Education
"Disclaimer of Property Interests Act: Public Act 131 of 1996" - Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal, Volume 15, No. 3, Spring-Summer 1996.
Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal
"Michigan's New Disclaimer of Property Interests Act"
Michigan Bar Journal
"Generation Skipping Transfer Tax - Here to Stay"
Michigan Tax Lawyer, Issue 4, Fourth Quarter
Professional Associations
American Bar Association - Real Property, Trust Law and Taxation Sections
Current
Oakland County Bar Association
Current
Institute for Continuing Legal Education
Probate & Estate Planning Advisory Board
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Oakland County Bar Association’s Inn of Court.
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Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit
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EPIC Q&A Panel
Panel Member
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Activities: A volunteer panel comprised of judges, attorneys, probate registers, to answer questions of Michigan attorneys regarding Michigan’s probate code, the Estates and Protected Individuals Code
Probate & Estate Planning Section
Chair Elect
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State Bar of Michigan -Taxation and Probate & Estate Planning Sections
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Probate and Estate Planning Council of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan
Vice Chair
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Probate and Estate Planning Council of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan
Secretary
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Budget Committee of the Probate and Estate Planning Council of the Probate and Estate Section of the State of Michigan
Chair
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Probate and Estate Planning Council of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan
Treasurer
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Probate and Estate Planning Council of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan
Chair, Bylaws Committee
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Budget Committee of the Probate and Estate Planning Council of the Probate and Estate Section of the State of Michigan
Co-Chair, Committee for Special Projects
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Probate and Estate Planning Council of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan
Council Member, Two Terms
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Probate and Estate Planning Council Journal
Editor, quarterly publications
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Probate and Estate Planning Council of the Probate and Estate Section of the State of Michigan
Chair, Standard Jury Instructions Committee
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Michigan
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Area
  • Probate
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Lauren M. Underwood
Contact & Map
30100 Telegraph Rd
Ste 360
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
USA
Telephone: (248) 952-8783