Meet Your Partners in Planning

Our Partners: Estate & Probate Attorneys in Royal Oak | Nakisher Law Firm  - Marc_N_WEBMarc 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  - John_Web-100John J. Tomaszewski - Associate Attorney

John J. Tomaszewski has lived in Michigan his entire life with a majority of time being spent in the Metropolitan Detroit area. John received his Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University.  John has an extensive background as a Paralegal, working in a variety of fields, serving the community by helping people that needed it the most.

John wanted to help his community more and attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctor.  While at Law School, he participated in the Hispanic and Latino Law Student Association and was able to work with veterans in the University’s Veteran Law Clinic.

John is an experienced Personal Injury attorney, having helped litigate numerous actions in the Tri-County area.  He has represented clients against insurance agencies helping them receive the highest benefits.  John also has many years of experience in Probate and he brings the same care and attention to detail for his clients to The Nakisher Law Firm, PLLC, where his practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration, and probate. 

John lives in Macomb county with his wonderful wife, Rebecca, and their always purrsuasive feline, Gravey.  Outside of the office, John enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hiking in the vast amount of state parks Michigan has to offer, and just about any type of food. 

Our Partners: Estate & Probate Attorneys in Royal Oak | Nakisher Law Firm  - Julie_Web_100(1)Julie Sielaff - Head Paralegal

Julie graduated from Oakland Community College (OCC), summa cum laude, and joined the firm in 2020. She is proud to have attended the beautiful Orchard Ridge campus where she earned an Associate degree in Applied Science and completed the advanced Paralegal program with an emphasis in Litigation. Julie also received Westlaw and Lexis Nexis certifications while attending OCC. Julie’s professors were extremely influential mentors that helped shape her love for the paralegal profession. 

When Julie began working with the firm, she quickly developed a comprehensive system to better assist the attorneys in completing and executing estate plans for clients. Her multitasking and organizational skills, attention to detail and superb customer service ensures that our clients are receiving the very best of care. Julie has been involved with everything from Trusts and Wills to Quit Claim Deeds and Powers of Attorney. She is passionate about all aspects of the estate planning process. Julie is very much a team player and recently advanced to the lead paralegal position for the firm. She assists the attorneys with complex Trust and Estate Administrations by working directly with clients and could not be happier with her new role. Julie’s desire to help others and connect with the community has been the most rewarding facet of her new career. 

When she is away from the office, Julie enjoys reading and learning about other cultures and aspires to travel the world. She is a Pure Michigander, who is always researching and planning her next adventure. She loves writing, running and fitness. Julie is a true minimalist at heart. 

Rachel Granader - Paralegal

Rachel Granader is a trust and estates paralegal preparing the firm’s estate plan packages.  Along with her estate plan drafting experience, she also has extensive accounting and business experience.  She earned her Paralegal Degree with honors from Rasmussen University. 

Rachel has served as a guardian ad litem for children in Brevard County, Florida and Lucas County, Ohio, appointed by the Juvenile or Family Court to represent  the  best interests of abused or neglected children in court proceedings.  

She has a passion for helping others and is on the board of Camp Make-A-Dream, a cost free camp in Montana serving children and young adults with cancer.