Attorney Mark Kellogg - Fraser Trebilcock...

Mark E. Kellogg

Shareholder, Firm Vice President, Treasurer / Lansing


Mark E. Kellogg leads the firm's Business & Tax department, and has devoted over 30 years of practice to the needs of family and closely-held businesses and enterprises, business succession, commercial lending, estate planning, governmental contracts, and procurement law.

In addition to having a wide breadth of experience practicing law, Mark is a certified public accountant. This skillset gives his clients unique insight into business and tax implications.

Mark holds several leadership positions for legal organizations dealing with business, agriculture, estate and probate law. He is also actively involved in various charitable, trade and community organizations throughout his professional career. He was elected to Fraser Trebilcock's Board of Directors, currently serving as Vice President and Treasurer.

Mark also serves on the Board of the international organization of Attorneys for Family-held Enterprises (AFHE), is the President of the Board of Directors for Highfields, Inc., and is also a former President of the DeWitt Public Schools Board of Education.

Other Professional Experience: 

  • Attorney, Chalgian & Tripp Law Offices, PLLC
  • Attorney, Lasky Fifarek & Hogan P.C.
  • Tax Manager, Ernst & Young
Professional Associations
  • Michigan Bar Association
    • Taxation Section
    • Business Law Section
      • Vice Chair (2021-Present)
    • Probate and Estate Planning Section 
    • Probate and Estate Planning Council
      • Chair (2022-Present)
    • Agricultural Law Section
    • Agricultural Law Council
    • Business Law Council
  • Ingham County Bar Association
    • Board of Directors (Past President)
  • American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants
    • President, Michigan Chapter
  • Family Firm Institute
  • Attorney for Family-held Enterprises
    • Member of Board of Directors
    • Membership Committee
  • Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council (1992-Present; previously served on Board of Directors)
  • DeWitt Public Schools Board Member (2004-Present)
    • Treasurer (2005-2008)
    • Secretary (2008-2009);
    • President (2010-2020)
  • Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors (2009-2012)
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (1997-2003)
  • City of DeWitt Planning Commission (2003-2004)
  • DeWitt Soccer Club Board of Directors (1999-2008)
  • Greater Lansing Catholic Education Foundation - Board of Trustees (1991-2002)
  • Springbrook Homeowners’ Association - Board of Directors (1996-1999)
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan - Board of Directors (1991-1997)
  • Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council (1992-Present)
  • Caring About Kids, Inc. - Founding Board Member (1994)
  • Young Lawyers Section, Ingham County Bar Association (1991-1994)
  • Highfields, Inc. Board of Trustees - President (Present, Previous Board Member since 2013)
  • City of Lansing Income Tax Board of Review
  • Catholic Diocese of Lansing, Fr. Albers Trust Committee, Chairman
  • R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, Board of Trustees (1989-1991)
  • Capital City Express AAU Girls Basketball Club - Director (2007-2009)
  • Active in community youth sports and recreational programs as a coach (basketball, soccer, softball)
Honors & Distinctions
  • Achieved an AV Preeminent® peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law in Lansing 2023; first listed in 2014
  • Listed in Super Lawyers since 2010 for Estate & Probate
  • Selected as a '2022 Leading Michigan Lawyer' by Leading Lawyers for Trust, Will & Estate Planning; first named in 2013
  • Selected as a "Leader in the Law" Class of 2021 by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Publications & Presentations
  • "Transition of the Family Business," The Greater Lansing Business Monthly, April 1989
  • "Michigan Estate Planning Handbook," Second Edition, Author, Chapter 2, Tax Considerations (2011-2016)
  • Estate Strategies
    • The New World of Portability, February 2012 (Published by Detroit Legal News Publishing LLC; Legal; Washtenaw County Legal News)
    • Planning for the Family Cottage or Cabin, July 2014 (Published by Oakland County Legal News)
    • Year-end Tax Planning Considerations, December 2014 (Published by Washtenaw County Legal News)
  • Fraser Trebilcock Blog (various topics)
  • Presentation : "The 'Golden Age' of Retirement Plans"; 31st Annual Small Practitioners Conference, August 22, 2008; Sponsored by The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Presentation: "Michigan Business Courts"; MSU College of Law Student Business Law Section; February 13, 2013
  • Presentation: "Business Breakups and Owner Buyouts: Legal, Tax and Accounting Issues"; Sponsored by the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Small Business Forum and Commercial Litigation Committee
  • Presentation: "Planning for Unique Assets"; Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council, Jackson Estate Planning Council
  • Also served as program speaker on numerous occasions covering a variety of topics, including Estate Planning, Trusts and Trust Administration, Business Valuations, Michigan Inheritance Tax, Current Matter - Tax Update, Tax Aspects of Social Clubs, Real Estate Matters, Like-Kind Exchanges, Buying and Selling Businesses, Retirement Plans and Tax Planning.
Testimonials & Client Matters

“Hi, Mark. I’m now catching up from almost three weeks of travel, and I’ve finally gotten to your document package. Wow! That’s quite a product! Thanks for a job well done!” – T.G.

"Many thanks to Mark for all of his help and advice on our joint trust. We feel very happy and relieved about the outcome. It was a pleasure working with Mark. Though our paths may never cross again, we know our documents are in good hands." – Anne and Michael Conwell

"Mark is a top notch business attorney." – Private Practice Attorney

"Mark Kellogg is an experienced business law attorney and a licensed CPA." – Private Practice Attorney

"Mark Kellogg is an experienced estate planning and business law attorney. His credential as a licensed CPA is an added bonus. He is a council member of the State Bar of Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Section." – Private Practice Attorney