George W. Gregory

George W. Gregory

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Troy, MI

George W. Gregory, PLLC
 | 2855 Coolidge Highway, Suite 103
Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 248-647-5700
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (50%),
  • Tax: Business (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

George Gregory started his career as a Revenue Agent with the Internal Revenue Service.  While there he studied for and passed the CPA exam at night.  He then went to law school at night.  After a year and a half with a law firm he taught tax and sometimes accounting courses at Wayne State University Business School in Detroit, Michigan.   Following the birth of his son he returned to the practice of law as an associate and then partner with Henry P. Lee.  George established his own law firm in 2001.  He is active in the Taxation Section and the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and has held all of the officer positions in both sections.  George was active in the repeal of the Michigan Inheritance Tax.

About George Gregory

Admitted: 1980, Michigan

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers in America continuously since 2000., Best Lawyers in America
  • A Maritndale-Hubbel AV rating is from Very High to Preeminent in legal abilities; general recommendation is Very High, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court., 1981
  • Certified Public Accountant in Michigan

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Liaison to the Taxation Section from the Probate & Estate Planning Section.  Sections are Sections of the State Bar of Michigan., 2013
  • Co-chair of the Annual Drafting Estate Planning Documents Seminar for over 20 years, co-sponsored by the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Michigan Insitute of Continuing Legal Education.  
  • Former Chair (and all other officer positions and Council and Trusts & Estates Committee Chair) of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan.   1988 - 1999
  • Former Chair of the Probate & Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan and all other officer positions and Council), 2001 - 2012.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Litigatgion volunteer for the Detroit office of the Accounting Aid Society in Detorit.  Also made joint presentations about changes to Michigan tax law to  senior citizens with Marshall Hunt of the Accounting Aid Society., 2011

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • "Drafting in Light of Recent Circular 230 Changes," presented as part of the 24th Annual Drafting Estate Planning Documents seminar cosponsored by the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education at the Eberhard Centre of Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan on January 22, 2015, Lawyers, 2015
  • Estate Planning in an Era of Portability and High Exclusion Amounts. co-presented with Douglas Mielock and Mark Harder.  hour and one-half webinar on estate planning in the 2015 and forseeable estate tax environment of no Federal Estate Tax on over $5 million indexed for inflation.  The inceased use of joint trusts and when to use them.  When not to use joint trusts.  When to file a portability return in order to preseve the applicable estate tax of $5 million or more until the second death.  The mechanics of doing so, shortfalls and how to plan for them., Webinar recorded and distributed by the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Attorneys, 2015
  • Drafter and Presenter, GRATS and QPRTS in a Time of Declining Property Values and Interest Rates, 21st Annual Drafting Estate Planning Documents cosponsored by the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2012
  • Drafter and Presenter, Tax Return Preparer Penalties, Michigan Association of CPAs, Management Information & Business Show,, Tax Return Preparers, 2012
  • Drafter and Presenter, Estate Planning and Michigan Tax Changes in 2012, 52nd Annual Probate and Estate Planning Institute , 2012
  • Provided timely guidance to estate planning attorneys shortly after the 2010 Tax Act was enacted., Author, An Overview of Estate Planning and Administration Under the 2010 Tax Act: The , 30 Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Journal, p 4-9 (No. 2, Spring 2011), 2010
  • "Passive Activity Losses and Income: Both Create Tax Problems for Estates and Trusts," Latches 565 pp 9 - 15 (February 2014), Author
  • “Tax Nuggets,” column dealing with Federal and Michigan tax items of interst to Michigan Esatate Planning attorney members of the Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Seciotn of the State Bar of Michigan.  Co-authored from 2003 through 2007., Co-author, Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal
  • Tax Aspects of the Estates and Protected Individuals Code,, XXV Michigan Tax Lawyer Issue 2, 7 - 14 (Second Quarter, 1999) with Robin D. Ferriby
  • Planning for Unrecorded Michigan Estate Tax Liens on Real Estate, 73 Michigan Bar Journal 568 - 571 (June, 1994), republished in the Journals & Law Reviews database of WESTLAW
  • Bounty Hunting Comes to Michigan: The Municipal Tax Bureau and the City Income Tax in Pontiac, Saginaw and Highland Park, XIII Michigan Tax Lawyer 30-33 (First Quarter Issue, 1997).
  • Bounty Hunting Comes to Oakland County, Latches, No. 375, pp. 8-11, April, 1997. Republished in 14 Summons No. 5, at 7-12, July, 1997 (Publication of the Saginaw County Bar Association).
  • Buy-Sell Provisions of the LLC Operating Agreement, XIX The Michigan Business Law Review Issue 4, 60-71 (April, 2000)
  • The Effect of Circular 230 on Written Communications, 25 Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal 3-9, (No. 3, Summer, 2004

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Distinguished Chapter Advisor to the Delta Sigma Pi, Professional Business Fraternity., 1985

Educational Background:

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.), cum laude, Wayne State Univeristy law School. Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) Wayne State Univeristy School of Business Administration Bachelors of Arts (B.A,), cum laude, Michigan State University Economics Major
Office Location for George W. Gregory

2855 Coolidge Highway
Suite 103
Troy, MI 48084


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Last Updated: 4/3/2017

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