Forward Thinking Family Law Since 1994


Our firm has moved our Oakland County office to 40900 Woodward Ave., Ste 111, Bloomfield Hills, MI  48304  

Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg was named to the State Bar of Michigan 2017 Circle of Excellence at the Leadership Level.

Monika SacksKaren Sendelbach and Lori Buiteweg were selected as Super Lawyers in 2017. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers in more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Lori Buiteweg is ranked among the top 50 women Super Lawyers in Michigan.

Eileen Slank has been re-elected president of the Huron Valley Swim Club Board of Directors.

Elizabeth Solomon is a member of the 2018 Collaborative Practice Board of Directors.  She is also the Vice-President of the Executive Board.

Mara Kent presented Estate Planning Basics at the Joint Mortgage and Financial Planning Seminar in April, 2018.

Our firm sponsored the third annual Cooking for a Cause, a fundraising event benefiting Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County (CSSW). 

The Catholic Diocese of Lansing awarded Lori Buiteweg  the Sir Thomas Moore award, which recognizes a member of the legal profession who demonstrates outstanding personal integrity, community service, and professional excellence.

Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg  is again sponsoring the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing on June 25, 2018. The annual event brings the community together for an 18 hole, 4-person scramble complete with meals, raffles, games and awards. Past president and longtime volunteer for the Chamber, Monika Sacks had a great time representing the firm on the green.

Monika Sacks was awarded the Blaine B. Johnson Jr. Award at the 14th Annual Family Law Institute for her outstanding CLE contributions. Monika (right) is with attorney Eileen Slank.

Lori Buiteweg is a Past President of the State Bar of Michigan.

Elizabeth Solomon and Monika Sacks have revised the ICLE Divorce Cases in Michigan: A Systems Approach originally authored by Monika Sacks.

Katherine Sharkey is a Past-President of the Woman Lawyers Association for the Washtenaw County Region.

Elizabeth Solomon presented “Setting Up and Running Your Divorce Practice Professionally, Efficiently, and Without Stress” at the ICLE Fundamentals of Divorce seminar.

Monika Sacks presented “Legal Residence/Change of Domicile” at the 2017 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar in Birmingham.

Lori Buiteweg presented “Child Support: Deviations and Add-Ons” at the 2017 AAML Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar in Birmingham.

Monika Sacks attended the Mid-Winter Conference for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in the Maui and presented “Taking Control of Your Financial Well-Being” in a Rehmann Group seminar.

Karen Sendelbach co-presented the “Military Divorce” webinar on the ICLE website.

Lori Buiteweg coordinated Constitution Day in Ann Arbor Public Schools.

Eileen Slank  has completed the Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Program through the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Katherine Sharkey was re-elected to WCBA Board of Directors.  

Katherine Sharkey presented “Evidence in Family Law Cases” at the CORT Training for Legal Services attorneys.

Mara Kent presented Estate Planning Basics to the Huron Valley Financial Group in April, 2018.

Eileen Slank is serving on the Executive Committee of the Board of Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County.

Our firm was named a 21st Century Innovator by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. This recognizes law firms that support their staff by balancing professional demands with personal commitments, retains and empowers employees, and effectively uses technology.

Katherine Sharkey is the chair of the FOC Liaison Committee and co-chair of the Public Service/Pro Bono Committee for the Washtenaw County Bar Association. 

Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg was awarded the “Best of Michigan Business” by Corp! Magazine.

Penny Esch supervised and coordinated judging of the Hobbies Section at the Chelsea Fair.

Becky Frieseman was a guest server for the St. Vincent DePaul Society Fundraiser to help the poor in our community. She competes in triathlons for a number of community causes.

Melissa Phillips is the Chair of the Saline Eats and Beats, which is sponsored by the Saline Main Street Program, to be held on May 20, 2018