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Robert D. Kaplow

Robert D.


“We’ve built our business by putting client relationships first.”


Estate Planning and Probate, Tax, Corporate and Business

ROBERT (ROB) D. KAPLOW, shareholder, concentrates his practice in estate planning, and personal and corporate income tax planning. Rob graduated from Cornell University and earned his law degree from the University of Michigan. He received a Master’s in Tax Law from Wayne State University.

Rob is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (Taxation and Probate and Estate Planning Sections), the Oakland County Bar Association (Taxation Committee) and the American Bar Association (Real Property, Trust, and Estate Law Section). He regularly lectures about tax and corporate matters before a variety of professional groups.

Rob has been named the Best Lawyers® 2021 Detroit Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year.” Since 2013, his peers have continually selected him for inclusion in the annual edition of Best Lawyers in America in the areas of tax law and trusts and estates. Rob has also been listed in the Michigan edition of Super Lawyers 2006 and 2010-2018. DBusiness Magazine named him a Top Lawyer, and he has been recognized as a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the areas of Tax Law: Business and Individual and Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law. Both Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America have honored Rob with inclusion in their listings.

Rob is active in various charitable and bar association activities.


Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, LL.M, 1978

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Juris Doctor, 1971

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, B.S., 1968


Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section

Oakland County Bar Association

Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metro Detroit

Jewish Historical Society of Michigan, Board Member and Past President

Firm representative to the Law Firm Alliance, a worldwide network of boutique mid-sized law firms

Jewish Community Archives

Greenleaf Trust Advisory Committee