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David P. Larsen

Member,Detroit

T 313-393-7575F 313-393-7579313-393-7575

Education
  • Wake Forest University Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Alma College, B.A., cum laude
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • Detroit Bar Association (DBA)
  • Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit
  • State Bar of Michigan
Overview

David Larsen is the senior member of Bodman’s High Net Worth Practice Group. He provides highly individualized and comprehensive legal advice to many high net worth families, their family offices, and their closely-held businesses, and is involved in many aspects of their transactions and operations.

Dave joined Bodman in 1987 at a time when the firm had no practice groups and its attorneys were litigators and business generalists. The role of tax and business generalist and outside general counsel has persisted for him since. His work has included representing high net worth business owners in significant M&A transactions, including the sale of Meridian Health to WellCare for $2.5 billion, the sale of Letica Corp to RPC Group plc for $640 million, the sale of Art Van Furniture to T.H. Lee, and many others.

Dave’s other areas of expertise and experience include: investment fund creation, commercial finance, trusts and estates, tax efficient wealth transfer, charitable planning, family office governance, aviation and maritime transactions, and tax planning.

Dave is listed in Chambers HNW as one of Michigan’s leading lawyers for Private Wealth Law. He has been named 2020 Detroit “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation-Trusts and Estates by The Best Lawyers in America. Dave is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2022 (for over 15 years) under Trusts and Estates and Litigation-Trusts & Estates and listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2006-2021 under Estate Planning & Probate. He is listed as a 2022 “Top Lawyer” by DBusiness magazine under Trusts and Estates. He is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Honors, Awards, and Recognition
  • Chambers HNW 2017-2021, Private Wealth Law
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 Detroit “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation- Trusts and Estates
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 Detroit “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation- Trusts and Estates
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 Detroit “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation- Trusts and Estates
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2003-2022, Trusts and Estates, Litigation-Trusts and Estates
  • DBusiness Magazine “Top Lawyers” 2009-2022, Trusts and Estates
  • Michigan Super Lawyers 2006-2021, Estate & Probate
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence; Endorsed for High Ethical Standing
Civic, Cultural and Community Activities
  • Alma College, Member, Board of Trustees
  • Matilda Wilson Fund, Member, Board of Trustees
  • Shelden Fund, Member, Board of Trustees
  • Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Member, Board of Directors
  • Henry Ford Health System Foundation, member, Board of Directors
  • Detroit Institute of Arts, Member, Board of Directors
  • Detroit Crime Commission, Member, Board of Directors
  • Iyengar Yoga National Association of the U.S., Vice-President and Board Member
  • Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher
Professional Affiliations
  • Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan

 

 

Practices & Industries Education
  • Wake Forest University Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Alma College, B.A., cum laude
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • Detroit Bar Association (DBA)
  • Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit
  • State Bar of Michigan