Jack S. Couzens, II

  • Michigan 1968
  • Wisconsin 1968
  • University of Michigan: B.A. 1964
  • Wayne State University: J.D. 1967
  • CLU Designation: 1971
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Section member in Estate Planning, Employee Benefit Planning and Small Business Law
  • Past President and Chairman of the Board for the Oakland County Estate Planning Council
  • Detroit Chapter Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP)
  • Detroit Estate Planning Council
  • Michigan Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 – 2019
  • Speaker for the Chartered Life Underwriter Programs in Estate Planning and Employee Benefits Planning through the University of Michigan and Wayne State University
  • Speaker on Estate and Business Planning to numerous groups
  • Huebner Service Award (SFSP)
  • Speaker at Two Million Dollar Roundtables
  • dbusiness Top Lawyers: 2018
  • Michigan Leading Lawyers: 2016 – 2019
  • Business Agreements for Use with Life Insurance

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(248) 489-8600

JACK S. COUZENS, II is a shareholder of the firm. Mr. Couzens has headed the firm’s estate planning group since 1978.  As a Chartered Life Underwriter, he brings significant knowledge regarding insurance products to his client representation on matters of estate planning and corporate law, employee benefits law and executive compensation.  His principal areas of focus have included:

  • Sophisticated gift, estate, generation skipping transfer tax planning and documentation
  • Wealth transfer planning and implementation
  • Probate and trust administration
  • Design and implementation of Wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts, charitable trusts and special trust agreements of various kinds
  • Executive compensation arrangements, including deferred compensation and split dollar agreements
  • Retirement distribution planning
  • Business and personal income, gift and estate tax planning