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   3Mark A. BankBirmingham(248) 480-8333bank@bankrifkin.combank@bankrifkin.comBank Rifkinwww.bankrifkinlaw.comwww.bankrifkinlaw.combankmark.jpgFamily LawComplex Matrimonial LawCustody & Parenting TimeAlimony & Child SupportBusiness ValuationPrenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Mark A. Bankbank@bankrifkin.com
Bank Rifkinhttp://www.bankrifkinlaw.com
401 S Old Woodward Ave Ste 410
Birmingham MI 48009
Ph.(248) 480-8333 Fx.(248) 480-8334
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Family Law    Complex Matrimonial Law
    Custody & Parenting Time
    Alimony & Child Support
    Business Valuation
    Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Advisory Board Member
County:  Oakland
Practice Description:  
Mark Bank’s legal career has focused on complex matrimonial matters for more than 25 years. Every year since 2009, he has been named as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan” by Michigan Super Lawyers. Annually, he has been listed by his peers in Best Lawyers in America as “one of the top family law attorneys” in the country, and in Michigan Super Lawyers as one of the premier family law attorneys in Michigan. He is also a fellow in the nationally distinguished American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, where he serves as the co-chairperson of the Continuing Legal Education Committee. He has been elected as a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers (which has only 100 members nationwide).

He is admitted to practice in Michigan, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He has also been engaged to handle divorce cases around the country, having been admitted pro hac vice in Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and Illinois.

Mark Bank is a graduate of the University of Michigan, with distinction, and the George Washington University National Law Center.

Publications include: Michigan Property Division Law and Analysis, Beyond Rinvelt: Where Do Prenuptials Agreements Go From Here?, The Uncertain State of Michigan Equitable Distribution Law Post Reeves, and The Initial Consultation with Your Divorce Attorney: What to Expect When You Don’t Know What to Expect.

In addition, he is a regular lecturer, having delivered the following: Separate Property Update, Dividing Retirement Benefits: Dueling Checklists that Every Negotiation Must Include, Income vs. Cash Flow When Calculating Support, Psychological Evaluations in Custody Cases, Evidence by the Rules from the Experts, Another Look at Separate Property Theory, Often Overlooked Issues When Drafting Property Settlement Provisions, Handling Separate Property Claims in Michigan, The State of Equitable Distribution Law in Michigan, Presenting Spousal Support Claims (Without Guidelines), and Domestic Relations Bar Review for Michigan Bar Examination.


Bar Admissions:  
Michigan
Virginia
Maryland
District of Columbia


Law School:  George Washington University National Law Center, J.D.

Undergraduate School:  University of Michigan

Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  With distinction

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  Fellow
  Continuing Legal Education Committee
    Co-chairperson
American College of Family Trial Lawyers
  Elected a Diplomate

Teaching Experience:
Since 1998 he has been an adjunct professor of law at the Michigan State University College of Law where he teaches domestic relations and matrimonial practice. He has also served as an adjunct professor of Law at the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Law where he taught family law.

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • Leading Lawyers, Law Bulletin Media, 2013-present
  • Best Lawyers 2016-2017 Troy Family Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers 2014-2015 Detroit Family Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • "Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan," Michigan Super Lawyers, 2009-present


Community Involvement:  
University of Michigan Alumni Association of Greater Detroit
  Board of Governors
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  Donor Advisory Board
Friends Committee of the University of Michigan Department of Urology
Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education
  Trustee


Firm Description:  
There is a reason that we are Fellows of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, adjunct professors of law, and annually are named as Best Lawyers in America, SuperLawyers, dBusiness TopLawyers, and Martindale-Hubble AV Preeminient attorneys. We know how to get you through the process thoughtfully, privately, and with a plan for the future — from the initial consultation to the final judgment — and then for many years after, all the way through retirement. With careful planning, we know how even complex family law matters can be resolved with creative solutions, behind closed doors and without ongoing emotional turmoil or lengthy public courtroom drama. Of course, in those cases where courtroom litigation is necessary — and sometimes it is necessary to ultimately achieve a settlement outside the courtroom or get the result you need inside the courtroom — we use our decades of experience to win your case. Whether it’s divorce, child custody, property division, spousal support or post-judgment concerns, find out how our methods make all the difference — in and out of the courtroom. Set up a confidential consultation and start your private process towards a resolution of your divorce, child-related concerns, property division, business valuation issues, support, or post-judgment concerns.


Family:  
Mark Bank has been married since 1993, and resides in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan with his wife and two sons.

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