Nancy L. Little

Nancy L. Little

Shareholder // nlittle@bllhlaw.com

Nancy Little is a shareholder with the firm of Buhl, Little, Lynwood & Harris, PLC. She represents clients around the State of Michigan in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, estate and gift tax, and trust and estate litigation. Nancy is a past chair of the State Bar of Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Section, and she has served as editor of the State Bar’s Probate & Estate Planning Journal since 2001. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has been named among the Best Lawyers in America since 1995; Best Lawyers named her the Lansing area’s “Lawyer of the Year” in Trusts and Estates in 2015 and in Trusts and Estates Litigation in 2012. Super Lawyers named Nancy as among the “Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan” and the “Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan”, and she was honored as one of 20 “Michigan Women in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly in 2011. She was named by db Journal as among “Detroit’s Top Lawyers” in 2017 and by Detroit Hour Magazine as one of the “Top Women Attorneys in Michigan” in 2018. She serves on the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Advisory Board. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys spending time with her family, reading, genealogy, and volunteer work in the community.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Gift Tax
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Fiduciary Law and Probate Litigation
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships

Education

  • University of Michigan, J.D.,1989
  • Wayne State University, B.A., 1986, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Community Service

  • American Red Cross - Livingston County Chapter
    • Board of Directors, 2012-Present
    American Red Cross Central and Northern Michigan Regional Task Force, 2012-Present
    Capital Region Community Foundation
    • Board of Directors, 2004-Present; Secretary, 2006-2008; Chair-Elect, 2009; Chair, 2010
    Lansing Community College Foundation
    • Board of Directors, 1999-2006; Chair, 2003-2005; Secretary, 2001-2003
    • Public Relations Committee, 2004-Present
    Capital Area United Way Planned Giving Committee, 2006-Present
    Capitol Area Humane Society; Board of Directors, 2010-Present; Secretary, 2013
    • Development Committee, 2008-Present
    Service for Soldiers (a program to provide pro bono legal services to deploying troops)
    American Inns of Court for Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law, 2001-2004
    Lansing Symphony Association, Member, 1995-2001
    Opera Company of Mid-Michigan Executive Committee, 1995-1997
    Ann Arbor Ballet Theater Board of Directors, 1992-1998

Professional Associations & Honors

  • American Bar Association Member Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
    State Bar of Michigan Member
    • Probate and Estate Planning Section; Council Member, 2000-2010; Chair, 2008-2009; Chair Elect, 2007-2008; Vice-Chair, 2006-2007; Secretary, 2005- 2006; Treasurer, 2004-2005
    Editor of the State Bar of Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Journal, 2001-present
    Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
    Recognized inin Trusts and Estates, and Trusts and Estates Litigation
    Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Crain's Detroit Business as Lansing area's "2012 Lawyer of the Year - Litigation - Trusts and Estates"
    Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Crain's Detroit Business as the Lansing area's "2015 Lawyer of the Year - Trusts and Estates"
  • Recognized by the Detroit Hour Magazine as among the "Top 25 Women Lawyers in Michigan"
    Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers in Probate and Estate Planning, Estate and Trust Litigation
    Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers as among “Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan”
    Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers as among "Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan”
    Named in Who’s Who in American Law
    Named in Cambridge's Who's Who
    Ingham County Bar Association
    • Probate and Estate Planning Law Section
    Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council Member
    • Past Member of the Board of Directors
    AV rated in Martindale Hubbell