Salvatore J. LaMendola is a member of the Trusts and Estates Practice Group of Giarmarco, Mullins, and Horton, P.C., in Troy, Michigan. In addition to basic planning (wills, revocable living trusts, powers of attorney, irrevocable life insurance trusts), Sal has two main specialty areas: charitable planning (charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, private foundations) and planning for retirement plan benefits (Roth IRA conversions, post-mortem planning, “stretch-out trust” planning).
Sal has authored several articles in his specialty areas, the most recent of which - The IRA Beneficiary Designation Form: How to Complete it Properly - was published by CCH in its Financial and Estate Planning Reporter (January, 2012). Sal is also an acknowledged contributor to the book Managing Foundations and Charitable Trusts (Bloomberg Press, 2011).
Sal’s recent lectures include the American Bar Association Tax Section’s 2012 Mid-Year Meeting in San Diego where he spoke on making retirement plans payable to trusts.
Among other distinctions, Sal has been recognized by Hour Detroit magazine as a Detroit Five-Star Wealth Manager (2011 and 2012).
Sal received his bachelor's degree in accounting (summa cum laude)
from the University of Notre Dame in 1990, his license to practice public accountancy from the State of Maryland in 1992, his law degree from the Notre Dame Law School in 1994, and his license to practice law from the State of Michigan in 1994. He has been a member of his present law firm since 1996.