39950 Hayes Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
5:30pm – Cocktails
6:30pm – Dinner
7:00pm – Presentation
Member – $30
Non-Member – $35
Featured Speaker – Michelle Fuller
Impact of the Affordable Care Act
Michele P. Fuller is the founder of Michigan Law Center, P.L.L.C. located in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The practice focuses on elder law, special needs planning, Veteran’s Administration planning and settlement planning.
Michele is a long-standing member of the Michigan Association for Justice (MAJ) and has given national and state-wide webinars regarding special needs settlement planning and related issues. Michele is currently the Treasurer of the Elder Law and Disability Rights Section (ELDRS) of the State Bar of Michigan. She often contributes to the quarterly newsletter and is a speaker on special needs planning at their conferences. Michele has presented for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education for its conference on special needs planning. She also drafted the pending Michigan Pooled Trust Act with the assistance and support of the ELDR section of the State Bar of Michigan. She also presents for the Michigan Brain Injury Association of Michigan and the Michigan Guardianship Association as well as the local probate court.
Michele is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the newly formed Michigan Chapter. She is a presenter at their Spring 2014 annual conference. She is an Advisory Board Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP), and served as Chair of the 6th Annual conference. She presented several programs at the most recent conference in Denver, in addition to presenting webinars on different aspects of special needs planning. She has also given webinars for the American Bar Association and American Association for Justice regarding various aspects of special needs trusts and planning. Michele was quoted in a New York Times article regarding utilization of pooled trusts. She was also the featured attorney in the Lawyer’s Giving Back section of Lawyers and Settlements. Michele is also a contributing member of ElderCounsel, and has presented on various aspects of special needs planning and the impact of the Affordable Care Act.
Michele co-authored several nationally published articles, including Traps for the Unwary During Special Needs Trust Administration, in Estates and Trusts Magazine, and Future of Planning for Persons with Disabilities which was published in the Fall 2013 edition of the NAELA Journal, and Pooled Trusts: An Approach to Special Needs Planning for Families of Modest Means, published in the May-June 2013 edition of BiFocal, a Journal of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging. Parenting Magazine also named Michele Top Special Needs Child Advocate in 2013. She will be contributing to the 2014 Elder Law edition of the State Bar Journal with an article on the future of special needs planning.
Michele is honored to serve as the Director of Advocacy, Inc., a non-profit corporation dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities. Michele graduated with Honors as a member of the James Madison College at Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. Michele then attended American University International Law Masters program and obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
The Board of Directors has set membership dues at $65 per year (same as prior years) which are due by September 25, 2014. Checks should be made payable to the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Macomb and forwarded to Chuck Turnbull. Members are reminded that all members are required to attend at least one membership meeting per year in order to remain members of the Council. Download the Dues Notice by clicking on the link below.