Elizabeth Vincent, Esq.
Liz leads the firm’s corporate transactions, estates and corporate structuring and succession planning groups, while also handling business litigation matters. Over the course of her career, Elizabeth has developed a niche practice of servicing both the corporate structuring and the estate planning needs of her high asset business clients who own closely held corporations, thus unifying the purposes and goals of both business structuring and planning relative to the personal estate. Her extensive background in these areas brings great strength to the firm’s transactional practice.
Elizabeth’s recent representative engagements include, inter alia, the following:
- Estate planning for high net-worth individuals and business owners
- Successfully defeating a motion for preliminary injunction on behalf of a property owner
- Settlement planning for survivors in the Larry Nassar civil case
- Serving as corporate counsel for a multi-million dollar pooled special needs trust
- Establishing multi-million-dollar special needs trusts
- Establishing qualified settlement funds on behalf of disabled individuals
- Non-profit restructuring for charter school
- Corporate restructuring for qualified religious organization
- M&A transaction involving motorsports business
- Closing on $11 million loan USDA qualified credit facility
- Securing minority and woman-owned and disadvantaged business qualifications in a variety of industries
- Fiduciary separation and business tort litigation involving cement business
Liz also delivers services relating to special needs planning and elder law. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan Elder Law and Disability Rights, Probate and Estate Planning, and Business Law Sections, and she was formerly on the State Bar Council of the Elder Law and Disability Rights. In addition, she is in the National Academy of Elder Law Lawyers and the Academy of Special Needs Planners, having served as Planning Committee Member for the 2017 and 2018 National Symposia.
Liz is not only adept in transactional and estate practice, but she knows her way around the courtroom. She has represented various municipalities in a prosecutorial capacity and also litigated a wide array of both civil and criminal matters over the course of her career.
Elizabeth graduated cum laude in 2012 from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she was awarded the Honors Scholarship. Prior to law school, Elizabeth graduated cum laude and near the top of her class with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2008.
Liz is a member of the Privately Held Business Forum, a committee of the State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section.
Elizabeth regularly presents on the topic of estate and corporate succession planning. Most recently, she presented at the Summer 2021 Troy Chamber of Commerce Corporate Succession and Estate Planning Think Tank and at the Fourth Annual Business Law Symposium in January 2022.