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   3Robert B. LabeBirmingham(248) 642-0333rbl@wwrplaw.comrbl@wwrplaw.comWilliams Williams Rattner & Plunkett PCwww.wwrplaw.comwww.wwrplaw.comlaberobert.jpgTrust, Will & Estate Planning LawClosely Held BusinessesBusiness Law
Robert B. Laberbl@wwrplaw.com
Williams Williams Rattner & Plunkett PChttp://www.wwrplaw.com
380 N Old Woodward Ave Ste 300
Birmingham MI 48009
Ph.(248) 642-0333 Fx.(248) 642-0856
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law    Closely Held Businesses
    Business Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Oakland
Practice Description:  
Robert Labe has significant expertise in Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Administration, Contested Probate, Estate and Trust Matters, Business Law, Business Succession Planning, Tax Planning, and Tax Controversies. He has participated as a frequent lecturer and author for seminars and publications on business law, tax, estate planning, probate, estate and trust law topics. Robert is a frequent guest lecturer at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Michigan, National Business Institute and the State Bar of Michigan where he instructs attorneys and Certified Public Accountants.

Robert is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a past member of the Oakland County Bar Foundation's Board of Directors. Robert previously served as an Adjunct Professor in Walsh College's Graduate Tax Program.


Bar Admissions:  
Michigan, 1984


Law School:  
Wayne State University, J.D., 1984
Boston University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1985

Undergraduate School:  
Michigan State University, B.A., 1981

Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  With high honor

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association
    • Probate, Estate and Trust Committee, former chairman
    • Business Law Committee, former chairman
  • Advisory Board Member, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, University of Michigan
  • Director, Metropolitan Detroit Financial and Estate Planning Council.

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
  • Leading Lawyers, 2013-present
  • Michigan Super Lawyer, 2009-present
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Preeminent Peer Review Rated, receiving its highest proficiency rating for more than 20 years
  • Listed as a top lawyer in metropolitan Detroit by dBusiness Magazine
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in America


Legal Lectures:  
"Planning for the Family Business Pre- and Post-Death," 56th Annual Probate and Estate Planning Institute, Institute of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Michigan and State Bar of Michigan, May 14, 2016

"Holding Business Interest in Trust," Institute of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Michigan, September 30, 2015

"What's New in Estate and Gift Tax Law," State Bar of Michigan 9th Annual Elder Law & Disability Section Conference, March 2011

"Considerations in Planning for the Incapacitated and Terminally Ill Client", Michigan Financial Planners Association Annual Symposium, November 2009

"2009 Tax Legislation's Impact on Your Clients' Opportunities and Pitfalls," Institute of Continuing Legal Education, University of Michigan, September 2009

"Buy-Sell Agreements for the Closely Held Business," Institute of Continuing Legal Education, University of Michigan, November 2006

"Business Planning and Estate Planning after the 2001 Tax Act," Institute of Continued Legal Education, University of Michigan, 2004.


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