Extensive Experience With Significant Estates

Since 2001, Sacks, Glazier, Franklin & Lodise has focused solely on trust and estate litigation and dispute resolution involving substantial estates. Our senior partners’ deep experience in this area allows us to deliver skillful, cost-effective representation to individuals, charitable organizations, educational institutions, large and small businesses, and corporate and individual fiduciaries.

Recognized as industry leaders, our attorneys are active in developing laws and policies in estate, trust, probate, conservatorship and mediation issues.

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We Handle Pretrial, Trial, Appeals And Mediation Proceedings

Our lawyers are well-equipped to help you resolve issues that arise during trust, estate or conservatorship proceedings.

Estate Litigation
Trust Litigation
Conservatorship Litigation
Estate, Probate & Trust Appeals
Estate, Probate & Trust Mediation

Focused Estate Litigation Experience Means Cost-Effective Mediation and Litigation Services

At other firms, even within the Estate and Trust Department, you may be represented by an estate planning lawyer who occasionally handles litigation, or by a litigator with limited trial experience in the probate courts. However, because we exclusively represent clients in trust and estate litigation and dispute resolution, we put our appreciable experience to work to quickly identify the soundest solution to your case. In fact, the very firms that we go toe-to-toe with in litigation often refer clients to us when they have a conflict of interest.


  • The 1846 Last Will of John Sutton-What’s Not So New in Will Drafting and Contests – By: Terrence M. Franklin , Published: Wealth Strategies Journal, September 27, 2018 Read More
  • It’s Time to Exempt No-Contest Clause Enforcement Proceedings From the Reach of the Anti-SLAPP Statute – By: Douglas E. Lawson , Published: California Trust and Estates Quarterly – Volume 22, Issue 2, 2016
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    • Touching the Third Rail: Diversity, Culture and Ethics in Estate Planning – Meg Lodise Speaks to Financial & Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan DetroitRead More
    • Meg Lodise Presents on “Diversity, Culture and Ethics in Estate Planning” at 66th Annual Estate Planning SeminarRead More
    • Sacks, Glazier, Franklin & Lodise Again Recognized as a Leading Law Firm for High Net Worth Private Wealth Disputes by Chambers and PartnersRead More

In the Media

  • Terry Franklin Profiled in ABA Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity NewsletterRead More
  • Terry Franklin Interviewed by Becker Group Business Strategy PodcastRead More
  • Terry Franklin Featured in Daily Journal “In Recess” ProfileRead More