de Reyna, David R.

Profile & Practice Areas

David R. de Reyna is the Co-Practice Group Leader of the Estate Planning Practice Group and has extensive experience assisting high, medium and modest net worth clients in transitioning their estates to their heirs or their family-owned business to the next generation. His primary areas of practice include:

  • Estate and Tax Planning
  • Business Succession Planning, including corporate and transactional issues, contracts and shareholder agreements
  • Probate Administration
  • General Tax Matters (individual and business)
  • Business Immigration Law
  • Business Tax Planning and Compliance
  • Executive and Incentive Compensation
  • Captive Insurance Company Matters
  • Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Charitable Planning

David has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law for the past 25 years, teaching numerous individual tax, business tax, international tax and estate planning classes. He serves on various curriculum committees at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. David is also a frequent lecturer to financial professionals and trade groups on varying estate planning related topics.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, Rated AV-Preeminent
  • Super Lawyers, Estate & Probate, 2019-2024
  • Leading Lawyers, Trust, Will and Estate Planning Law, 2019-2023
  • DBusiness Top Lawyers, Trust and Estates, Tax Law, 2018, 2020-2024
  • American Jurisprudence Awards in Taxation and Estates & Trusts
  • University of Detroit Mercy, First Year Moot Court Competition, Best Oral Advocate

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan, Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Financial and Estate Planning Council of Greater Detroit
  • Detroit Regional Chamber, Tax Committee

Community Involvement

  • Grosse Pointe Animal Adoption Society, Board of Directors
  • City of Grosse Pointe Farms, Police Reserve
  • The Salvation Army, Eastern Michigan Division, Planned Giving Committee
  • Rotary Club
  • University of Detroit Jesuit High School, Dad’s Club
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Adjunct Professor