Discerning, sophisticated legal counsel creates peace of mind for individuals and families intent on protecting and sharing their wealth. Our private client practice provides a comprehensive set of services to high net worth individuals and families and their family owned and closely-held businesses, trusts, estate planning and philanthropic interests.

By asserting a diverse and comprehensive approach which considers all aspects of our client’s personal and business needs, we are often fulfilling the role of a family’s general counsel. As a trusted advisor, our broad range of service is tied together to solve short-term needs and long-term goals.  Excellent legal advice is paramount to succession planning of any type, whether it is asset preservation, business continuity, charitable giving, or transfer of wealth to future generations.

As a full-service firm, our capabilities extend to the most complex concerns of our clients to ensure privacy and discreet solutions. Our experienced attorneys represent clients in significant matters of:

  • estate planning
  • business succession planning
  • family-owned and closely-held business services
  • charitable planned giving & philanthropy
  • taxation
  • wills and trusts

Legal challenges are best met with knowledge, experience and proven outcomes. Our private client practice is built with one purpose: to serve the needs of your family with our best.

Chambers High Net Worth 2016, a publication dedicated to providing an independent ranking of the world’s high net worth advisers, offered these client testimonials:

“I refer all my friends to Miller Johnson. They’re the place to go.”

“They all work together very well. They all know about planned giving and the complexities of estate planning.”

Robert Brower is “one of the best litigators around.” and “… a great attorney and I know he won’t take an unreasonable position.”

Laurie Murphy is “exceptional. She is extremely highly regarded in the State of Michigan.” who is “very knowledgeable and manages some really complex issues with a high degree of professionalism and care” and adds “expertise in elder law which I don’t think other people could compete with.”