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Don Rosenberg Esq.

Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras, P.C.

Don Rosenberg Esq.

Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras, P.C.

Don Rosenberg Esq.

Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras, P.C.

Don L. Rosenberg
Troy, Michigan
Senior Principal
phone (248) 641-7526
fax (248) 641-7073

* Don L. Rosenberg is a partner in the law firm of Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras, P.C. and has been practicing for over thirty years. Don is one of the first attorneys in Michigan to practice Edler Law.

* Don's practice is limited to specializing in issues concerning disability, estate, business, long term care, nursing home, Medicaid, special needs and Veteran Benefits planning.

-Shareholder of law firm recognized as Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report

-Recognized by National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Nation’s Top One Percent, 2016 - 2019

-Recognized by New York Times – Top Attorneys in Michigan

-Rated by Super Lawyers – State of Michigan (2009-2019)

-Named Five Star Wealth Manager – Estate Planning by Hour Detroit and dbusiness (2009-2019)

-Former Chair of the Elderlaw and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan

-Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter (having served 6 years)

-Accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans


-Member of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and has been listed since 1991 in the Academy's Experience Registry in the areas of Planning for Disabilities, Estate Planning, Estate and Gift Tax Planning, Decedents (Probate) Estate Administration, Guardian/Conservatorship and Medicaid Planning.

-Charter Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners and Member of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit.

-Member of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit.

* Selected in years 2009-2018 as a "Superlawyer" which designates that I am in the top 5% of lawyers in the country in my field. I am also an accredited attorney with the US Department of Veterans.Selected by Hour Detroit Magazine as 5 Star Wealth Manager in the area of estate planning for every year since 2010.



* Selected Honored Member of the National Directory of Who's Who in Executives and Professionals, 1995, Who's Who in American Law, 1998-1999 and Who's Who, 1998 Honored and Distinguished Lawyers as well as Strathmore's Who's Who Millenium 2000-2001.

* Past-President of KESHET, which is a nonprofit organization that serves families who have children of any age with disabilities of any kind and a past Member of the Board of Directors of KADIMA, which is a nonprofit organization that serves families and individuals with mental illnesses. * Don is a frequent lecturer and has spoken before many groups including, Special Olympics of Michigan, Michigan Alzheimers Association, Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Medicaid Update) Wayne State University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Brain Injury Association of Michigan, Far Conservatory, Macomb County Intermediate School District, Christian Services Coordinators Association, Michigan Association of School Administrators, Macomb County Life Underwriters, and numerous public seminars given in conjunction with colleges, senior centers, stock brokerage firms, accounting firms, financial planners and life insurance agencies.

 

 

Firm Description

Why Choose Us?

Skilled Estate Planning, Elder Law & Probate Attorneys Serving Southeast Michigan

Why should you choose the Oakland County elder law and litigation attorneys of Barron, Rosenberg, Mayoras & Mayoras? Here are just some of the reasons:

Experience

BRMM has a long-standing commitment to the interests of the elderly and a broad-ranging civil litigation practice. For over 50 years, our law firm has excelled in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Litigation, Probate, Business Law and Real Estate Law. We insist on helping our clients know and understand their legal rights and are proud to have helped thousands of people achieve successful outcomes.

Credentials

Our attorneys are highly credentialed and each brings a blend of experience, skill, and expertise to every legal scenario. We are highly respected and have been recognized both as a group and individually for our contributions across the region. Our individual profilesprovide full details about our accomplishments. You’ll see our experience ranges from lectures, articles, blogs, and books to professional and community affiliations that have included:

     Shareholder of law firm recognized as Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report

     Recognized by National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Nation’s Top One Percent, 2016 - 2019

     Recognized by New York Times – Top Attorneys in Michigan

     Rated by Super Lawyers – State of Michigan (2009 - 2019)

     Named Five Star Wealth Manager – Estate Planning by Hour Detroit and dbusiness (2009-2019)

     Former Chair of the Elderlaw and Disability Rights Section of the State Bar of Michigan

     Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter (having served 6 years)

      Accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans

 

 

Clarity

Understanding the complicated terminology of the law is our responsibility, but unlike other firms, we also think it’s crucial to break down the legalese and explain things so our clients understand it, too. We talk openly with our clients and avoid the legal-speak that can be confusing and confounding.

Compassion

Our lawyers know that settling people’s affairs is only part of our job. We also want you and your loved ones to feel comfortable with the process. Throughout every legal matter, we insist on maintaining a close, personal relationship. We don’t just take on your case. We protect and care for your family as if it’s our own.

Expertise

The range of services we provide is expansive, but we ensure that we have unparalleled expertise in every practice area. We are particularly proud of our dedication and proficiency in the area of Elder Law. We were working in that area well before the term “elder law” was even coined, and we have a well-established division that is dedicated to the practice. The Center for Elder Law covers every legal issue affecting the lives of seniors and/or their families.

Specialized Interests

The lawyers at BRMM have very specialized interests and legal areas they are passionate about. Here are some of the specialties we live and breathe – inside the office and outside:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and its effects on families
  • Disability rights
  • Elder abuse prevention
  • Medicaid planning
  • Special needs planning
  • Contested probate proceedings
  • Community education

Learn more, or schedule a free consultation, at www. brmmlaw.com

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