Emily S. Horvath

Emily S. Horvath

Associate Professor

B.A. Michigan State University, James Madison College, 1994
J.D., cum laude, Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, 1999

horvathe@cooley.edu

Professor Horvath joined the Cooley Law School faculty in 2005. She previously was an Associate Attorney with the firm of White, Schneider, Young & Chiodini, P.C. where she developed an estate planning practice for the 13-member law firm, including planning for young families, domestic partners, and estate tax avoidance.

She has experience with trust administration, federal estate and gift tax returns, Medicaid planning. She also represented conservators and guardians before the probate court. She has served as an adjunct professor at Cooley, teaching estate planning.

Professor Horvath began her career with the firm of Willingham & Coté, P.C., first as a paralegal, and then as an associate attorney.

She is a frequent speaker on basic estate administration, Michigan Probate, Medicaid, Medicare and elder law issues.

At Cooley, she teaches Business Organizations and Wills Estates & Trusts.

Bibliography

Articles

Emily S. Horvath, Don’t Be Afraid to Create: Three Simple Inter-Vivos Trusts for Low to Mid-Wealth Clients, 11 Thomas M. Cooley J. Prac. & Clin. L.  173 (2009).

Emily S. Horvath & Daniel W. Matthews, Trusts and Estates, 54 Wayne L. Rev. 467 (Spring 2008).

Book and Chapters in Books

Horvath, Emily S. and Dustin S. Foster. Michigan Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration. New Providence, NJ: LexisNexis, 2011-.

Horvath, Emily S. "Fundamental Procedures in Estate Administration." in Basic Estate Administration for the Michigan Paralegal, 34-48. Eau Claire, WI: National Business Institute, 2005.

Horvath, Emily S. "Basic Estate Taxation." in Basic Estate Administration for the Michigan Paralegal, 49-56. Eau Claire, WI: National Business Institute, 2005.

Horvath, Emily S. "Closing the Estate." in Basic Estate Administration for the Michigan Paralegal, 63-66. Eau Claire, WI: National Business Institute, 2005.

Horvath, Emily S. "The Estate’s Timetable—Time Is of the Essence." in Michigan Probate: Beyond the Basics, 1-9. Eau Claire, WI: National Business Institute, 2005.

Horvath, Emily S. "Taking Inventory and Determining Fair Market Value of Special Assets." in Michigan Probate: Beyond the Basics, 37-42. Eau Claire, WI: National Business Institute, 2005.

Horvath, Emily S. "Filing an Estate in Probate Court." in The Probate Process from Start to Finish in Michigan, 1-7. Eau Claire, WI: National Business Institute, 2004.

Horvath, Emily S. "Filing the Inventory." in The Probate Process from Start to Finish in Michigan, 19-24. Eau Claire, WI: National Business Institute, 2004.

Horvath, Emily S. "Closing the Estate." in The Probate Process from Start to Finish in Michigan, 99-103. Eau Claire, WI: National Business Institute, 2004.

Horvath, Emily S. "Miscellaneous." in The Probate Process from Start to Finish in Michigan, 105-108. Eau Claire, WI: National Business Institute, 2004.

 

Real-World Experience

Specialties: Estate Administration, Michigan Probate, Medicaid/Medicare, Elder Law

Courses: Business Organizations, Wills Estates & Trusts


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