Forward Thinking Family Law Since 1994


Congratulations to Lori Buiteweg for being chosen on behalf of Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of the 30 distinguished lawyers honored for reputable work and success in the legal community at the 2017 Leaders in the Law award ceremony. 

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

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

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.

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  again sponsored the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing on June 26, 2017. 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.

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

Elizabeth Solomon is a member of the 2017 Collaborative Practice Board of Directors. She is also the Secretary of the Executive Board.

Lori Buiteweg is the immediate Past-President of the State Bar of Michigan.

Monika Sacks and Elizabeth Solomon are revising the ICLE Fundamentals of Divorce textbook originally authored by Monika Sacks.

Lori Buiteweg received the Outstanding Service Award in recognition of her leadership in founding the Legal Resource Center and her dedication to its continuing mission to serve Washtenaw County.

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 Bahamas 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 attended the Probate and Estate Planning Institute in Grand Rapids in May. She is enrolled in the Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Program through the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

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. She was appointed to the Washtenaw County Bar Association Board of Directors. She has completed her term as the Immediate Past-President of the Woman Lawyers Association for the Washtenaw County Region. Kate presented “Evidence in Family Law Cases” at the CORT Training for Legal Services attorneys.

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.

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.

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