Dick Lowe

Dick Lowe is the founder and a shareholder of Lowe Law Firm, PC.  Dick has been practicing law for over 36 years. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.  Dick received a Juris Doctorate degree in 1980 from Wayne State University Law School graduating cum laude and received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in 1977 from Albion College and University of Michigan graduating magna cum laude.  He previously was a CPA with the international firm of Price Waterhouse & Co.  Dick combines the training in both disciplines with his extensive experience in several interrelated practice areas to give him the unique ability to rapidly synthesize complex issues and craft solutions.

Dick is recognized as one of Michigan’s “best lawyers” in taxation, trusts and estates areas in the publication “Best Lawyers in America” published by Woodward and White. He was designated as one of Michigan’s Super Lawyers in the fields of estate planning, probate and mergers and acquisitions. He was elected as a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a national organization of approximately 2,600 lawyers who were elected by their peers based on the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. Fellow lawyers have given Dick the highest rating, “AV”, maintained by Martindale-Hubbell. Dick is a former chair of the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan which Section consists of the largest group of Michigan lawyers.

Dick is editor and co-author of Michigan Revocable Grantor Trusts, 2d Ed, and is a lecturer for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in the areas of business law, tax, probate and estate planning.

From 1982 to 1994 Dick served as a Trustee for the Potterville Public Schools Board of Education and during 1989 through 1991 he served as President of Foster Boat Works Condo Association.


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Taxation
Mergers and Acquisitions
Probate, Trust and Estate Administration

Estate Planning
Corporate Law


EDUCATION

Wayne State University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1980
Albion College and the University of Michigan, B.B.A., magna cum laude, 1977


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS

Listed in Michigan Super Lawyers in the areas of Estate Planning and Mergers and Acquisitions
Listed in Business SuperLawyers in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Fellow
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Taxation and Trusts and Estates

State Bar of Michigan Member:
   - Probate and Estate Planning Section
   - Council Member, 1992–Present
   - Chairperson, 1999-2000
   - Committee on Special Projects, 1988–Present
   - Taxation Section
   - Business Law Section

American Bar Association Member:
   - Taxation Section
   - Business Law Section
   - Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council
   - Past Member of the Board of Directors


PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING EXPERIENCE

Michigan Revocable Grantor Trusts, 2d ed., editor and co-author
Frequent Lecturer for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education in the areas of business law, tax, probate and estate planning


PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CPA with the international firm of Price Waterhouse & Co.


COMMUNITY SERVICE

Potterville Public School Board of Education Trustee, 1982-1994
Foster Boat Works Condominium Association Member:
   - Board of Directors, 1987-1991
   - President, 1989-1991