Welcome to the Law Firm of Estate Planning Legal Services, P.C.
Estate Planning Legal Services, P.C. is based out of metro Detroit, Michigan with offices and attorneys throughout Michigan. Estate Planning Legal Services, PC is also affiliated with independent offices in Pennsylvania, Iowa, Wisconsin and Texas. We prepare comprehensive planning packages to manage and protect our clients’ assets for the benefit of family members and other beneficiaries. Our areas of expertise are probate, estate planning, business planning and tax planning. Some of the typical documents we prepare to meet clients’ needs for probate and estate planning are:
Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
Durable Powers of Attorney for Financial Assets & Medical Issues
Personal Property Allocations
Advanced Planning Documentation
Our goal is to make estate planning easy to understand. Our attorneys help you decide and put in writing how you want to live and die, as well as teach you how you can hold on to your hard-earned money to ensure your loved ones receive the maximum inheritance.
With our affordable and easy-to-understand approach to legal services, estate planning is no longer a confusing, complicated process that is only the domain of the wealthy. No matter the size of your estate, we provide an entire plan designed for your individual needs.
Paul Machesky, ESQ.
Paul Machesky is the managing partner at Estate Planning Legal Services, PC. A Detroit native, he graduated from the University of Detroit with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, and received his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. In law school he was admitted to the Order of the Coif, meaning he was in the top 10 per cent of his graduating class. He was also an editor of the law review. He returned to Michigan in 1990, and practiced with several large Michigan firms before joining Estate Planning Legal Services in 2005. In addition to his legal practice, Paul was a part-time instructor at the University of Detroit.
Law Degree, Washington University
Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Detroit
Emily Robertson is an experienced attorney practicing in Michigan since 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Robertson worked in private practice where she consistently achieved successful outcomes for her clients while representing them in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, and Real Estate. Ms. Robertson is recognized as a top attorney in the area of Estates and Trusts. She was named an Hour Detroit/Super Lawyers Top Woman Lawyer in 2017 and 2018 and a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2016 and 2017. Ms. Robertson was also named a DBusiness Top Lawyer in 2016.
Her background also includes training as a Court Approved Mediator, course instructor in a paralegal program and serving as a legal intern at the Oakland County Probate Court.
Kristen M. Bedient
Ms. Bedient concentrates her practice in Estate Planning, Elder Law, Trust Administration, and Probate. Prior to starting at EPLS, P.C. Ms. Bedient drafted individualized estate plans, and assisted in obtaining Medicaid and Veteran's Benefits, through advanced planning techniques.
JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
U.S District Court for the Easter District of Michigan.
PROFESSIONAL & BAR ASSOCIATIONS
State Bar of Michigan
Oakland County Bar Association
J.D. The Thomas M. Cooley Law School
B.A. Michigan State University
Robert E Schreur
Robert E. Schreur (Rick) is a lawyer with 20 years of experience in estate planning and probate. He received a BA degree from Calvin College in 1992 and a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School in 1995. Rick is admitted to practice in all Michigan state courts. Active in the community, Rick has volunteered as a board member and a mentor for various nonprofit organizations. He lives in Zeeland (Western Michigan) with his wife and four children.
Juris Doctorate, Wayne State University, 1995
Bachelor of Arts, Calvin College, 1992
Estate Planning Legal Services, PC is also affiliated with independent attorneys who maintain their own practices located in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Iowa and Texas, who can meet client needs as well.