Owen & DeMarco PLC

At Owen & DeMarco PLC, attorneys Thomas E. Owen and Vincent DeMarco have 65 years of combined experience, ensuring that from your initial consultation to the final resolution, your interests will be protected in a timely and meticulous manner.

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Firm Overview

Exceptional legal expertise in estate planning, probate and trust administration, tax work, business matters, real estate and more. Rendering sound legal advice, preparing complicated (or straightforward) legal documents, or winning lawsuits requires experience, effort, resources and skill.
Due to his fine record of results, Mr. Owen has recently received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Our law firm is proficient in handling the day-to-day administration of complex estates and trusts and can assist you in implementing your estate plan objectives in a tax-efficient manner. Our goal is to help you truly understand your estate plan and tax strategies. We work closely with Michigan entrepreneurs and business owners from creation to dissolution of business entities, assisting them with finance sourcing and strategic partnerships. The firm also has extensive knowledge of property rights and real estate issues.

Owen & DeMarco PLC regularly handles simple and complex cases in:
Estate planning
Wills and probate
Trusts and estates
Charitable giving
Estate administration
Trust administration
Estate litigation
Fiduciary taxation
Estate and gift taxation
Family and business succession
Buy-sell agreements
Marital agreements
Pre-nuptial agreements
Post-nuptial agreements
Formation of business
Incorporation
Partnerships
LLCs
Limited liability partnerships
Business law
Business litigation
Contracts
Commercial transactions
Residential real estate law
Commercial real estate law
Closings
Leases
Real estate documents

Our clients are our priority:
While we take our work and our clients' concerns seriously, we don't necessarily take ourselves seriously. We love getting to know our clients, and our capable staff excels at placing our clients at ease. We are grateful for the business our clients give us and therefore emphasize treating them with the attention and respect they deserve.

Call for your free initial consultation with a reputable Michigan law firm:
Call Owen & DeMarco PLC at 248-642-1240 or contact the firm online to schedule your free initial consultation at our Clarkston, Michigan office.
Main Office

Main Office
20 W. Washington
Suite 3
Clarkston  MI  48346

Phone
  • (248) 642-1240
Estate Planning
With 65 years of combined experience, the attorneys at Owen & DeMarco PLC possess in-depth knowledge about all aspects of trusts and estate issues.
The attorney at Owen and DeMarco PLC handle all trust and estate issues including:
Estate planning
Estate tax issues
Executorship duties
Guardianship
Living wills
Living trusts
Probate
Probate and will disputes
Wills drafting and execution

We can advise you on the best approach to your estate planning. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones. We can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts if they would be beneficial to your estate.
Probate
We apply our extensive knowledge about Michigan probate court to guide you through the complex process of probating a will.
We assist executors in all steps of the process, including:
- Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
- Filing the will with the probate court in Michigan
- Closing and opening bank accounts
- Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
- Valuating the estate
- Managing and liquidating assets as appropriate
- Paying taxes and other debts
- Locating beneficiaries
- Hiring professionals and experts when necessary

Probate disputes:
When disputes occur between beneficiaries, we successfully represent your interests. We have the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. Skillful mediators and litigators, we can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or fastidiously pursue your rights in court when necessary.

Thomas E. Owen

Mr. Owen is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas:
-Trusts and estates
-Estate planning
-Wills
-Trusts
-Business succession planning
-Taxation
-Litigation
-Commercial real estate
-Residential real estate
-Corporate law

Admitted:
-Michigan, 1965
-U.S. Tax Court, 1965
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1965

Education:
-Harvard Law School, J.D., 1964
-University of Michigan, B.S., Electrical & Mathematical Engineering, 1961
- Tau Beta Pi
- Phi Eta Sigma

Experience:
-Associate attorney, Dickinson, Wright, McKean and Cudlip, 1964 to 1971
-Partner, Dickinson-Wright, 1971 to 1982
-Counsel to National Bank of Detroit Trust Department
-Private practice in Oakland County, 1982 to the present

Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of Michigan (Member, Probate Section)
Education
  • Harvard Law School
    Juris Doctorate , 1964
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