William H. Gaggos

Shareholder & Partner
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I was born in Highland Park, Michigan the oldest of four children. My mother was a homemaker and my father a businessman who worked long hours. Mom and dad were both depression babies and children of Greek immigrants. Mom was an only child with two resourceful parents who managed a modest but comfortable living even in the hardest of economic times, but my dad’s situation was very different. Being one of five children with a disabled father and mother who barely spoke English, he and his family grew up in poverty. He and his siblings peddled papers in Detroit from the age of eight to bring money home to help support the family.

My dad and his family’s experience growing up has greatly influenced my perspective of family, work and money. I have personally and professionally observed the benefits, burdens and complications that wealth, and the lack of it, impose on families. I bring that perspective and experience, along with volumes of technical knowledge, to each and every estate and business planning engagement.

I earned my degree in accounting from Michigan State University (1992) and my law degree from the University of Detroit (1995). Following law school I worked for five years as a CPA with two local accounting firms. After leaving public accounting I worked for two local law firms until 2008 when I formed my own practice.

I enjoy the personal and business relationships I have developed with my clients and business colleagues over the years. I pride myself in helping my clients organize their personal estate and business affairs by offering practical solutions and following through with them.

My wife and I live in Beverly Hills, Michigan. We have two children (ages 10 and 13). When I am not busy helping raise my family, I enjoy fishing, hunting and downhill skiing. I am also an avid reader of historical fiction

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate, Estate & Trust Administration
  • Business Set-Up & Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Will & Trust Litigation