State Bar of Michigan
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
American Bar Association
Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metro-Detroit
Elder, Presbyterian Church (USA)
Trustee, Grosse Pointe Memorial Church
Board Member, Habitat for Humanity, Grosse Pointe Partners
Board Member and Secretary, DeVlieg Foundation
Secretary, Hartmann Family Foundation
Secretary, Bregi Foundation
Bar & Court Admissions
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Probate and Estate Planning Certificate, Probate and Estate Planning Section of the State Bar of Michigan, Institute of Continuing Legal Education
University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
Calvin College, B.A.
Curtis J. DeRoo
Curtis J. DeRoo has 30 years of experience as a tax attorney and general business advisor. He co-chairs the firm’s Estate and Trust Planning and Estate Administration Department.
Curtis drafts Wills, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Medical Powers of Attorney, as well as sophisticated estate planning tools such as Prenuptial Agreements, Irrevocable Insurance Trusts, Qualified Personal Residence Trusts (QPRT), Charitable Gifting, Charitable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, large Retirement Account (e.g. IRA) planning, and Family Foundations. He also settles estates in and out of probate, by counseling both corporate and non-corporate fiduciaries, and by completing all necessary tax returns, including income tax and estate tax returns. Curtis is also experienced in contested decedent estates on behalf of estates, family members and creditors.
In his corporate practice, Curtis advises family held businesses and non-profit groups. His work includes formation of partnerships, both profit and non-profit corporations, limited liability companies, tax advice, employment relations, executive compensation, real estate matters, drafting of contracts, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, and retirement planning for business owners and wealthy individuals.
Curtis also creates and advises ERISA retirement plans, including pension, profit sharing, 401(k) and ESOP’s. A growing segment of his practice concerns advising clients on healthcare issues as relates to the Affordable Care Act.
Curtis is listed in The Best Attorneys in Michigan®, Woodward/White, Inc., and in the Best Lawyers in Michigan.
Advice and counsel on Obama-Care compliance
Estate planning under the $5M exemption
Representation before the IRS on estate tax issues
News & Insights
- February 26, 2018
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- Kerr Russell team makes holiday donations to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Wigs 4 Kids, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor, and Children's Hospital of MichiganDecember 18, 2017
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- Kerr Russell ranked in the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list nationally in 1 practice area and regionally in 17 practice areasNovember 1, 2017
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- Best Lawyers, September 2016