Forward Thinking Family Law Since 1994



Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach, Buiteweg  & Solomon (NSSS&B), a family law and estate planning firm based in Ann Arbor, recently added two new associate attorneys.

Miriam Saffo earned her law degree from Michigan State University and her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago. During her law studies, she worked for Ingham County courts in many roles, including Friend of the Court cases involving child custody, support, and parenting time.

Erin C. Flynn worked for a Northville family law firm before joining NSSS&B. Her experience includes internships with the Family Law Division of Macomb Circuit Court and with the Family Law Assistance Project in Auburn Hills, which provides legal services to low-income clients.

Founded in 1994, NSSS&B serves clients in Washtenaw, Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Livingston and Lenawee counties. The firm has long been an advocate for mediation and other non-adversarial approaches to resolving family matters. Specialty practice areas include divorce, child custody/support, spousal support, property settlement, same sex marriage, prenuptial agreements, estate planning, and probate and trust administration.

Mara Kent presented "End of Life Care and Treatment," a Seminar for the Institute of Continuing  Legal Education on June 3, 2019.

Mara Kent presented at the Ann Arbor Cable TV "Leave A Legacy" Campaign on May 22, 2019

Eileen Slank attended the 59th Annual Probate & Estate Panning Institute in Traverse City in May, 2019.

Monika Sacks was recognized as part of the inaugural Michigan Lawyers Weekly Hall of Fame Class of 2019.  The program recognizes Michigan legal leaders over the age of 60 for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their chosen field.  The entire firm joined in honoring Monika at the May 30th Hall of Fame luncheon.

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).