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Andrea M. DeFrain

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T 248-743-6041F 248-743-6002248-743-6041

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Education
  • Washington University School of Law, J.D.
  • Wellesley College, B.A., with honors
Admissions
  • Michigan
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Ct., E.D. Mich.
Professional Affiliations
  • State Bar of Michigan
Overview

Ms. DeFrain concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and gift taxation, and probate administration. She is an adviser to individuals and families on a variety of personal and related tax matters.

In addition, Ms. DeFrain has experience in the tax exempt area, including qualified retirement plans under ERISA, private foundations and public charities.

Ms. DeFrain serves on the Executive Board of Trustees for On My Own of Michigan, a private, nonprofit organization that helps adults with mild developmental disabilities become independent, social, and contributing members of the community. She has also served on the Executive Board of Directors of the Friends of the Johnson Nature Center in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, for many years.

Professional Activities
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Elder Law & Disability Rights Section
    • Probate & Estate Planning Section
    • Taxation Section
Civic, Cultural, and Community Activities
  • On My Own of Michigan, Board of Trustees
    • Board of Trustees, 2011-Present
    • Secretary, 2011-Present
  • Friends of the Johnson Nature Center, Executive Board of Directors, 2005-2016

 

Practices & Industries Education
  • Washington University School of Law, J.D.
  • Wellesley College, B.A., with honors
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • State Bar of Michigan