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Lori - Leaders in the Law Group PictureCongratulations to our partner Lori Buiteweg for being chosen on behalf of Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of the 30 distinguished lawyers who were honored for reputable work and success in the legal community on March 23rd at the 2017 Leaders in the Law award ceremony. 


Monika Sacks, Karen Sendelbach and Lori Buiteweg were again selected as Super Lawyers in 2017. Lori is ranked in the top 50 women Super Lawyers in Michigan.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from 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.

Monika Sacks, Eileen Slank, Karen Sendelbach and Lori Buiteweg participated as a team in the second annual Cooking for a Cause, a fundraising event benefitting the programs and services of Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County (CSSW).

Saline Golf Outing

Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg was again a proud sponsor of this year’s Saline Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing held June 26, 2017. The annual event brings the community together for an 18 hole, 4-person scramble complete with meals, raffles, games and awards. As past President and long-time 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 is pictured (left) with her partner Eileen J. Slank.

Eileen Slank has been elected the 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 book that was originally authored by Monika Sacks.

Lori Buiteweg received the Outstanding Service Award and recognition of her leadership with the founding of the Legal Resource Center and her dedication to the Center’s continuing mission to serve the People of 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 AAML Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar held in Birmingham.

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

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

Karen Sendelbach co-presented in 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 the 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.

Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg, P.C. were recognized by the Michigan Lawyers Weekly as a 21st Century Innovator. This recognizes law firms that support their staff by balancing professional demands with personal commitments, retains employees and effectively uses technology in client service delivery and empowering their staff.

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

Becky Frieseman – served as a guest server for the St. Vincent DePaul Society Fundraiser to help the poor in our community. Becky completed a half marathon on April 18, 2015, the Tri-Goddess triathlon on June 14, 2015, and continues training for the Pterodactyl triathlon on July 15, 2015; The Girls Best Friend triathlon in Kalamazoo on August 15, 2015; the Festival of Races triathlon on September 12, 2015; and a half marathon in October, 2015.

Penny Esch – Hobbies Department Superintendent, supervised and coordinated the judging at the Chelsea Fair.

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

Our Family Mediation & Collaborative Practice Center is now operating in Ann Arbor. Click to learn more about the mediation and collaborative divorce services being offered.

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