Emily S. Horvath

 

Director of Academic Services & Associate Professor

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

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Professor Horvath has expertise in wills, estates, trusts, same-sex marriage, LGBT issues, and Religious Freedom Acts.  

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

She has experience with trust administration, federal estate and gift tax returns, Medicaid planning. She also represented conservators and guardians before the probate court.

Professor Horvath serves as the Director of Academic Services where she works with students and faculty to develop programming to improve student success on the bar exam. She also teaches Wills, Estates & Trusts.

Bibliography

Articles (Law Reviews and Law Journals)

  • Emily S. Horvath, Not So New Mental Capacity Standard for Wills and Trusts, 19 Adelphia L.J. 51 (2015).
  • Emily S. Horvath, Don’t Be Afraid to Create: Three Simple Inter-Vivos Trusts for Low to Mid-Wealth Clients, 11 T.M. Cooley J. Prac. & Clinical L.  173 (2009).
  • Emily S. Horvath & Daniel W. Matthews, Trusts and Estates, 54 Wayne L. Rev. 467 (Spring 2008).

Book and Chapters in Books

  • Dustin S. Foster & Emily S. Horvath, Michigan Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration, (LexisNexis Supp.2015).
  • Dustin S. Foster & Emily S. Horvath, Michigan Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration, (LexisNexis Supp.2014).
  • Dustin S. Foster & Emily S. Horvath, Michigan Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration, (LexisNexis Supp.2013).
  • Dustin S. Foster & Emily S. Horvath, Michigan Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration, (LexisNexis Supp.2012).
  • Dustin S. Foster & Emily S. Horvath, Michigan Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration, (LexisNexis Supp.2011).
  • Dustin S. Foster & Emily S. Horvath, Michigan Estate Planning, Will Drafting and Estate Administration, (LexisNexis 2011).

Short Works

  • Emily S. Horvath, "Fundamental Procedures in Estate Administration," in Basic Estate Administration for the Michigan Paralegal, 34-48 (Nat'l Bus. Inst. 2005).
  • Emily S. Horvath, "Basic Estate Taxation," in Basic Estate Administration for the Michigan Paralegal, 49-56 (Nat'l Bus. Inst. 2005).
  • Emily S. Horvath, "Closing the Estate," in Basic Estate Administration for the Michigan Paralegal, 63-66 (Nat'l Bus. Inst. 2005).
  • Emily S. Horvath, "The Estate’s Timetable—Time Is of the Essence," in Michigan Probate: Beyond the Basics, 1-9 (Nat'l Bus. Inst. 2005).
  • Emily S. Horvath, "Taking Inventory and Determining Fair Market Value of Special Assets," in Michigan Probate: Beyond the Basics, 37-42 (Nat'l Bus. Inst. 2005).
  • Emily S. Horvath, "Filing an Estate in Probate Court," in The Probate Process from Start to Finish in Michigan, 1-7 (Nat'l Bus. Inst. 2004).
  • Emily S. Horvath, "Filing the Inventory," in The Probate Process from Start to Finish in Michigan, 19-24 (Nat'l Bus. Inst. 2004).
  • Emily S. Horvath, "Closing the Estate," in The Probate Process from Start to Finish in Michigan, 99-103 (Nat'l Bus. Inst. 2004).
  • Emily S. Horvath, "Miscellaneous," in The Probate Process from Start to Finish in Michigan, 105-108 (Nat'l Bus. Inst. 2004).

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