The Team

James Zavell

Grosse Pointe Office


Mr. Zavell is Of Counsel to the firm of Wakefield, Sutherland & Lubera, P.L.C. He concentrates his practice in the areas of estate and wealth transfer planning, probate and estate/trust administration, charitable planning and tax law. Mr. Zavell assists individuals and families in effectively transferring their assets to the next generation. Mr. Zavell also provides counsel for wealthy individuals on asset protection planning and has had extensive experience establishing public charities and private foundations. Mr. Zavell is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (Member, Sections: Taxation; Probate and Estate Planning); Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. Zavell received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and his law degree from University of Notre Dame, and his LL.M. in taxation from New York University.