Meet Your Partners in Planning

Our Partners: Estate & Probate Attorneys in Royal Oak | Nakisher Law Firm  - marc-nakisherMarc Nakisher – Attorney 

Marc is a senior partner with The Nakisher Law Firm, PLLC. He concentrates his practice in estate planning. Marc specializes in helping clients balance their planning goals with their desire to minimize gift and estate taxes. In addition to drafting basic Wills, Revocable Trusts and Powers of Attorney, he also counsels clients on issues of family planning, guardianship/conservatorship and wealth preservation.
His practice includes guiding clients through the probate process, business planning, creating family limited partnerships and family limited liability companies, and assisting families with special needs children. Marc also advises clients on elder law issues, including Medicaid asset planning, substituted decision-making and health care and quality of life issues for the elderly.

Marc has twice been named one of Michigan Super Lawyer’s Rising Stars. Marc received his B.A. from Michigan State University, and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School. He is admitted to practice law in both Michigan and Illinois. Marc is an avid marathon runner and triathlete, and is married with three wonderful children.

Our Partners: Estate & Probate Attorneys in Royal Oak | Nakisher Law Firm  - JoeJoseph Garavaglia – Attorney  

Joseph J. Garavaglia is a lifelong native of the Detroit Metropolitan area. Joe graduated from Lake Superior State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and received a Master of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Michigan. Joe received his Juris Doctor from the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Law.

Immediately after graduating from Lake Superior State, Joe began a career in environmental consulting.  After earning his master degree, the majority of his focus was regulatory and environmental compliance for large industrial manufacturers where he spent a significant amount of time Lansing and Washington D.C. working with government agencies on environmental policies.

While working full time and attending law school in the evenings, Joe realized he wanted to interact with people on a more personal level.  He decided to help people prepare for life’s unknowns, and lend a hand during the most difficult time in one’s life. To further these goals, Joe joined The Nakisher Law Firm, PLLC.  His practice concentrates on estate planning, probate matters, and elder law.

Joe brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in estate planning and probate matters, and a deep sense of pride in providing his clients a personal estate planning experience.

Joe is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning sections of the Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland County Bar Associations.

Joe and his wife, Jamie, live in Huntington Woods and have two amazing young children. In his spare time, Joe enjoys spending time with family, exercise and gardening.