Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Joseph R. Owens has joined the firm's Troy office as a Member.

Mr. Owens advises businesses and individuals in trust and estate planning, tax planning, business succession planning and general business law. He counsels high net worth clients regarding strategies to mitigate or eliminate federal estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes through the use of gifting plans, irrevocable gift trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, charitable remainder trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, family limited liability companies and family limited partnerships. He advises clients on business succession planning through the use of gifting plans, recapitalization agreements, buy-sell agreements, employment agreements and deferred compensation agreements. His practice is relationship-driven and clients rely on his responsive, comprehensive approach to protecting their assets, providing for heirs and ensuring continued prosperity for their business.

Mr. Owens is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Detroit Economic Club, the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Macomb County, the Macomb County Bar Association, and the Macomb County Probate Bar. He is recognized as a leader in his field by Michigan Super Lawyers "Rising Stars". Mr. Owens received his B.A. from Oakland University and his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.