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Steven Lebowski

Steven J. Lebowski, P.C., Managing Partner

EDUCATION:

  • Eastern Michigan University, University of Detroit Law School

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • All areas of elder law
  • VA Benefits
  • Medicaid
  • Wealth preservation
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills & Trusts

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • Michigan Association of CPAs
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the State Bar of Michigan

With over thirty years of experience, Steven is the managing partner of Lebowski, Vance & Hassan. Focusing on estate planning, wealth preservation, Medicaid, Veteran’s benefits and other sensitive issues surrounding elder law he understands the unique circumstances every family faces. Blending his solid experience and warm sensitivity when working with each client he takes a holistic approach to finding solutions that solve every issue.

Kenneth Vance

Kenneth Vance, Partner

EDUCATION:

  • Lawrence Technology University, Cooley Law School

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Real estate - Residential and Commercial
  • Corporate and business consulting
  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction law
  • Fidelity and surety law

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • State Bar of Michigan Litigation Section Member
  • State Bar of Michigan Real Estate Property Law Section Member
  • American Bar Association Member Forum on the Construction Industry
  • Oakland County Bar Association Member
  • Michigan Construction Advisory Committee Member
  • American Arbitration Association Member
  • Member of the bar of the State of Michigan
  • Member of the bar of the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

With over 15 years of experience, Kenneth B. Vance specializes in real estate matters representing developers, contractors, and homeowners, corporate and business consulting and commercial litigation.

Kenneth B. Vance concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of real estate, corporate consulting, commercial litigation and can help your business navigate through mergers, acquisitions, collection of old debts and nearly any other business challenge.

Michael Hassan

Michael Hassan, Partner

EDUCATION:

Michigan State University, Wayne State University Law School

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Wealth Preservation
  • Estate Planning
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Real Estate - Residential and Commercial
  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction law

Michael brings a wide variety of legal experience and expertise to Lebowski, Vance & Hassan. Specializing in real estate matters advocating on behalf of property owners, contractors and surety companies, Michael has successfully litigated disputes throughout the State of Michigan, in both State and Federal Courts. In addition to his litigation practice, Michael assists and counsels clients to find effective avenues of protecting their wealth, which often times represents a lifetime of hard work.

Eric Wells

Eric Wells

EDUCATION:

Western Michigan University, Michigan State University College of Law

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Customized and Complex Estate Planning
  • Dynasty and Multigenerational Trusts
  • Special Needs Beneficiary Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration and Settlement
  • Elder Law
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Gift Planning and Family Foundations
  • Business Succession Planning

Professional Associations:

  • Attorney admitted to the State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Section Member
  • State Bar of Michigan Elder Law & Disability Rights Section Member
  • State Bar of Michigan Taxation Section Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • ARC of Oakland County

Eric J. Wells is an of counsel attorney at Lebowski, Vance & Hassan with over 15 year of legal experience.

Eric assists clients in creating and amending trusts, and other estate planning documents. He works closely with elder law clients, ensuring that they understand the options available to them.

Gary Lebowski

Gary Lebowski, Community Relations

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Insurance and benefits issues
  • Veteran’s aid and attendance benefits
  • Medicaid benefits
  • Estate planning
  • Wealth preservation

From initial consultation to hand delivering VA applications Gary manages each and every case with care, compassion and skill. Traveling with a notary service Gary often meets families in nursing homes to listen to their circumstances and develop a plan for success.

Jeffrey Mitchell

Jeffrey Mitchell, Case Manager

EDUCATION

University of Michigan

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Insurance and annuities
  • Veteran’s aid and attendance benefits
  • Medicaid benefits
  • Preparing Medicaid applications
  • Preparing VA benefit applications

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • Licensed insurance agent

For the past 22 years, Case Manager Jeffrey Mitchell has specialized in assisting seniors and their families through the intricate transactions needed to protect a family’s life savings and help reduce or eliminate the costs of Nursing Home or Assisted Living care. Understanding the challenges each family faces is unique, Jeffrey takes the time to understand both the current landscape and future goals.

Michael H Lebowski

Michael H Lebowski, CPA

EDUCATION:

  • Michigan State University, M.S. in Accounting
  • Michigan State University, B.A. in Finance

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accounts (MICPA)

Mike is a well established certified public accountant with a strong concentration in tax compliance possessing the ability to prepare complex federal and multi-state tax returns for various entity formations including S Corporations, C Corporation, and partnerships. In addition to entity tax returns, Mike also has extensive knowledge and experience in assisting high net worth individuals with all of their tax related needs.

On top of being a dignified CPA, Mike also assists seniors with the protection of their life savings from the high costs of nursing home and assistant living facilities.

Mark Kontry

Mark Kontry, CPA

EDUCATION:

  • Eastern Michigan University, CPA Masters of Business Administration

As a certified public accountant, Mark specializes in family wealth transfer and estate tax planning and retirement distribution planning. With a hands on approach, Mark takes the time to build relationships with each client to understand their objectives, values and concerns. This allows him to develop customized, tax-minimizing strategies and solutions that deliver clarity and peace of mind.

Julie Rosinski

Julie Rosinski, Executive Assistant

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Quit claim deeds
  • Brokerage firm file resolution
  • Membership agreements
  • Estate planning and death claim file preparation

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:

  • Held series 7 and 63 Stockbroker licenses

As Executive Assistant, Julie Rosinski facilitates and coordinates the overall needs of the client, based on her vast knowledge of all areas of practice at Lebowski, Vance & Hassan. From VA benefits to Medicaid and from quick deed claims to reviewing investment portfolios Julie is integral member of your team.

Mary-Ann Hayes

Mary-Ann Hayes, Administrative Assistant

EDUCATION

Michigan State University

With a strong background in the banking and financial industries Mary-Ann brings a special skillset to the Lebowski, Vance & Hassan team. Mary-Ann also assists and coordinates VA and Medicaid benefits and helps organize applications before submission.