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Robert P. Tiplady Member

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1997


Wayne State University, JD., summa cum laude

Eastern Michigan University, M.A.

University of Michigan, B.A.

Robert Tiplady practices in the areas of estate planning, asset protection planning, wealth preservation, business succession, and probate, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate and trust administration, and probate litigation. He regularly advises business owners, executives and professionals regarding family/business succession, asset protection, tax, wills and trusts. Mr. Tiplady also advises families, family offices and fiduciaries regarding will and trust disputes, will and trust interpretation issues, disgruntled beneficiaries and tax issues.

Wealth preservation techniques include wills, trusts, retirement account planning, irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs), dynasty trusts, trust protectors, grantor retain annuity trusts (GRATs), grantor trusts, charitable remainder trusts (CRATs/CRUTs), and charitable lead trusts (CLATs/CLUTs).

Asset protection techniques include domestic asset protection trusts (DAPTs), limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and tenancy by the entirety.

Memberships & Involvement

  • American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, Fellow
  • Michigan Trust Code Court Rules Subcommittee of the Council of the Probate and Estate Planning Section, 2009
  • Uniform Principal and Income Act Amendments Committee of the Council of the Probate and Estate Planning Section, 2009
  • Estates and Protected Individuals Code Panel, a panel of attorneys,  judges and residents who maintain a question and answer website,  Panel Member, January 2010-present
  • Michigan State Bar Association
  • Michigan State Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Council, Councilmember, Fall 2006-Fall 2012
  • Michigan Trust Code Committee of the Michigan State Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Council, Committee Member, 2006-present
  • Washtenaw Community College Foundation, Member of Board of Directors, Fall 2005-Fall 2011
  • Washtenaw Community College Foundation's Planned Giving Committee, 2006-2015
  • Washtenaw Estate Planning Council, Member Board of Directors, May 2008-present
  • Wastenaw Estate Planning Council, President, 2012-2013
  • Washtenaw County Bar Association

Recognized in Chambers High Net Worth Guide for Michigan, Private Wealth Law

Named a Top Lawyer by dbusiness Magazine for Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates Litigation, 2015

Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® for Estate Planning and Probate, 2010-Present

Named an Ann Arbor "Lawyer of the Year" for Trusts and Estates by Best Lawyers® 2014

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Trusts and Estates, 2010-2018. Copyright 2015 by Woodard/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Named a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the areas of Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law by the Leading Lawyers Network, 2014-2017. Law Bulletin Publishing Company

Recipient of Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating