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Colonna joins Plunkett Cooney’s Estate Planning & Probate Group

March 11, 2022
Attorney Sean M. Colonna is the newest member of the Trusts & Estates Practice Group of Plunkett Cooney – one of the oldest and largest law firms in the Midwest.

Colonna, who recently joined the firm as an associate in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, focuses his practice on trust and estate planning matters, as well as probate litigation. He advises clients regarding revocable trust agreements, joint trusts, powers of attorney, funeral directives, retirement planning, charitable trusts and transfer tax planning. His litigation practice includes representation in claims involving alleged breach of fiduciary duty, undue influence and lack of mental capacity, as well as will/trust contests.

In addition to his estate planning and probate litigation practice, Colonna assists clients with business transactions and planning. He has created and implemented succession and management continuity plans for closely held businesses and corporations of various sizes, and he drafts and negotiates manufacturing contracts and agreements involving buy-sell, sales representatives, severances, licensing, redemption, pledges and suppliers.

A 2013 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Mr. Colonna has received numerous academic awards, including Book Awards for international taxation, Canadian law, and estate and trust planning. He received his undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University in 2010.

The members of Plunkett Cooney’s Trusts & Estate Planning Practice Group focus their practice exclusively in the area of wealth management planning and probate litigation. Their expertise includes drafting trusts and wills, managing estates, administering trusts, preserving assets, addressing tax sensitive distribution of assets to beneficiaries, planning for retirement and planning for effective asset protection. They assist with the guardian selection process, and they utilize sophisticated techniques for tax and succession planning to the benefit of their clients.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 140 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana.

Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms and was named a Tier 1 National “Best Law Firms” in 11 practice areas as determined by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2022.

For more information about Sean Colonna joining Plunkett Cooney, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;