Douglas G. Chalgian

Douglas G. Chalgian

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in East Lansing, MI

Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices, PLLC
 | 1019 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517-332-3800
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (40%),
  • Elder Law (30%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (30%)
Attorney Profile

Chalgian and Tripp Law Offices has locations in East Lansing, Michigan, Jackson, Michigan, Battle Creek, Michigan, Southfield, Michigan, Midland, Michigan, Saginaw, Michigan and Ann Arbor Michigan. 

About Douglas Chalgian

Admitted: 1996, Michigan

Professional Webpage: https://mielderlaw.com/attorneys/douglas-g-chalgian/

Honors and Awards:

  • Listed in the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Super Lawyers Magazine, Listed in Best Lawyers and selected as Lawyer of the Year in 2012. 
  • graduated Magna Cum Laude from Thomas Cooley Law School

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Elder Law Attorney-National Elder Law Foundation

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Former chair of the Probate and Estate Planning Section Council and a former chairperson of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Council (ACTEC), member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, former member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Society of Gerontology, former member of the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Association (Michigan Chapter), involved in community activities such as the Thomas M. Cooley Law School Sixty Plus Elder Law Clinic.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  •    The Medicaid Un-program, Co-presenter, Elder Law and Disability Rights Conference, Thompsonville, MI (October 2014), Using a Lady Bird Deed to Your Client’s Advantage, Elder Law Road Show, Lansing, MI (October 2014), Surrogate Decision Making, Estate Planning and Long Term Care, Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices CEU program  (September, 2014), Elder Law and Social Workers, Trust Management Group (September, 2014). Estate Planning, COPD Support Group (July, 2014), Charitable Giving, Masonic Pathways  (July, 2014), Building Legacy Programs, Association of Non Profits (May, 2014), The Medicaid Un-program, Co-presenter, Elder Law and Disability Rights Conference, Thompsonville, MI (October 2013),Estate Recovery and Other Hot Topics in Elder Law, Northern Eastern Estate Planning Council, MI (September 2013),Filling Out Medicaid Applications, 53rd Annual Probate and Estate Planning Institute, ICLE, (June 2013),Year in Review, Jackson Area Estate Planning Council, Jackson, MI (May 2013),Plan to be 100, West Michigan Estate Planning Council, MI (May 2013),Plan to be 100, Estate Planning Section of Washtenaw County Bar Association, (April Medicaid Planning and Other Urban Legends, NASW Conference, Lansing, MI (April 2013),Medicaid and Healthcare Planning, ICLE, MI (April 2013),Medicaid and Estate Recovery Update, Area Agency on Aging 1-C, MI (February 2013)Lady Bird Deeds, ICLE Solo and Small Firm Institute, MI (September 2012),Estate Recovery is Here, ICLE 52nd Annual Probate and Estate Planning Council, Plymouth, MI (June 2012),Estate Recovery is Here, ICLE 52nd Annual Probate and Estate Planning Council, Traverse City, MI (May 2012),Medicaid Update, ICLE Annual Medicaid Update, Grand Rapids and Plymouth, MI (April 2012),Surrogate Decision Making Michigan Mental Health and Aging Conference (May 2011), Resolving Collection Issues with Nursing homes ICLE Medicaid and Health Care Planning Update (April 2011), Financial Exploitation, NASW -Lead Day (March 2011),Michigan Trust Code, Northern Michigan Estate Planning Council (Feb 2011), Developing a Charitable Giving Strategy, OSA (Nov 2010), Elder Law - Planning for the Future, Montcalm Area Retired School Personnel (Nov 2010), Lady Bird Deeds and Other Estate Planning Tools, Isabella County Commission on Aging (Nov 2010), Michigan Elder Law - Legal, Financial, and Medicaid Today Health-Ed (Oct 2010), Creative and Practical Uses of Deeds in Estate Planning, Elder Law Road Show MPLP (Oct 2010), Legal Issues for Vulnerable Adults, Financial Planning Association of Michigan 2010 Fall Symposium (Sept 2010), Senior Scams, RSVP (May 2010), 50 Years: 50 Estate Planning Tips in 60 Minutes 50th Annual Probate & Estate Planning Institute ICLE (May 2010), A Survival Guide for Adult Children of Aging Parents, Schreiber Conference (April 2010), Waiver Services in Licensed Settings, ICLE 2010 Medicaid & Health Care Planning Update (Apr 2010), Legal Solutions to Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults, NASW (April 2010), Financial and Legal Issues for End of Life Care, MI Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (Mar 2010), Drafting Distribution Provisions, ICLE 19th Annual Drafting Estate Planning Documents (Feb 2010), Author of "Medicaid Planning Handbook" and an editor and author of "Advising the Older or Disabled Client," both published by ICLE, Regular speaker on elder law issues, and has also published articles in the "Michigan Bar Journal," the "Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal," "The Elder Law Advocate," and "Michigan Lawyers Weekly."
  • What Could Go Wrong With Your Living Trust?, Michigan Funeral Directors Association Journal, Fall 2014, Patterns in Financial Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult Cases, Michigan Funeral Directors Association Journal, Summer 2014, Two Stories About Aging, Michigan Funeral Directors Association Journal, January 2014, “Is Your Living Trust Alive or Barely Breathing?” Michigan Funeral Directors Association Journal (Douglas Chalgian, July 2013), “New Power of Attorney Law Challenges Planners” Michigan Bar Journal (Douglas Chalgian, July 2013), “Adult Guardianship: The New Divorce” Michigan Bar Journal (Douglas Chalgian, March 2013), “Plan to be 100″ Michigan Funeral Directors Association Journal (Douglas Chalgian, January 2013), “What Does Asset Protection Really Mean?” Michigan Bar Journal (Douglas Chalgian, October 2012),“My Kids, Your Kids, His Kid, Her Kids: Why Second Marriages Make Estate Planning a Challenge” Michigan Funeral Directors Association Journal (Douglas Chalgian, July 2012) “The Pitfalls of ‘Helping Out’ Your Family Members” Michigan Funeral Directors Association Journal (Douglas Chalgian, January 2012) "Protecting Your Inheritance" Michigan Funeral Directors Association Journal (January 2011), "What Does Asset Protection Really Mean? Part II", Michigan Funeral Directors Association Journal (October 2010), "What Does Asset Protection Really Mean? Part I" Michigan Funeral Directors Association Journal (July 2010),"Special Needs=Special Planning"  Michigan Funeral Directors Association Journal (April 2010), "Elder Law Litigation and the Lessons I've Learned" Michigan Bar Journal (January 2010), "The Power of Discretion: An Introduction to Creditor Rights and Disability Planning Under the Michigan Trust Code" Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal -State Bar of Michigan (Winter 2009),"Ten Common Twists in the Road to a Smooth Estate Plan- part II" Michigan Funeral Directors Association Journal ( October 2009), "Ten Common Twists in the Road to a Smooth Estate Plan- part I" Michigan Funeral Directors Association Journal (July 2009), "Drafting Trusts With Prophylactic Planning Provisions-How Far Should You Go? Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Journal ( Spring 2009), "Funerals & Family Fights"  Michigan Funeral Directors Association Journal (October 2008)"Medicaid Planning Basics" Michigan Funeral Directors Association Journal (July 2008)"ABCs of Medicaid" Michigan Funeral Directors Association Journal (April 2008)"Estate Recovery" Michigan Funeral Directors Association Journal (January 2008), "Medicaid Planning: Time of Change" Michigan Bar Journal (Oct 2007), "Michigan Medicaid Planning Handbook" (4th Ed. 2007), Top Ten Medicaid Planning Tips, Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Journal (Winter 2007), "New Law Clarifies Funeral Rights" Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Journal (Winter 2006), "Hot Issues in Elder Law and Medicaid in 2004" Michigan Bar Journal (Dec 2004)
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Office Location for Douglas G. Chalgian

1019 Trowbridge Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

 

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Last Updated: 4/18/2018

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