Thomas J. Borkowski Jr.

Thomas J. Borkowski Jr.

Farmington Hills, Michigan
248-553-9107 (Litigation Fax)
248-553-7944 (Corporate Fax)

Tom Borkowski is an attorney who specializes in Corporate Law, Entity Formations, Business Transactions, Tax Law, Estate Planning, Probate Law, Trust Administration, Commercial Real Estate, Construction Law, and Residential Real Estate. Mr. Borkowski has practiced before State of Michigan courts in Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb Counties. Prior to joining Schwartz Law Firm, Mr. Borkowski was a partner at another Detroit-based law firm.

Mr. Borkowski advises clients in all facets of Corporate Law, Corporate Transactions, Real Estate, Estate Planning and Probate law. Estate Planning includes advising clients with regards to Revocable Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Last Will & Testament, Living Wills and Medical Power of Attorney, and Durable Power of Attorney. In conjunction with his work in the area of probate and estate administration, Mr. Borkowski also represents clients in guardianship and conservatorship matters and has many years of experience appearing before the Probate Courts in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Genesee, Washtenaw, Saginaw, St. Clair and Bay Counties. Mr. Borkowski is well-versed in the preparation of federal estate tax returns and has negotiated federal estate tax audits with the Internal Revenue Service.

Mr. Borkowski's previous representations have included matters involving negotiation and sale of a long established manufacturing business, succession planning for a family owned business, commercial lease and real estate sales transactions, as well as preparation of estate plans for multi-million dollar and small estates.

Mr. Borkowski's experience also includes serving as a Hearing Referee and Law Clerk for the Michigan Tax Tribunal, the State of Michigan Administrative Court that handles a broad range of property tax appeals for Michigan.

He is a member of the Phi Delta Phi International Law Fraternity, Cooley Law School Alumni Association and the State Bar of Michigan.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Transactions
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Taxation
  • Technology Law
  • Trust and Estates
  • Wills

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Public Accountant Examinations, State of Michigan, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1996


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1996
  • Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
    • B.S.B.A. - 1990
    • Major: Accounting

Honors and Awards

  • Probate & Estate Planning Program - ICLE, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Phi Delta Phi International Law Fraternity
  • Cooley Law School Alumni Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Chapp Law Firm, PC, Partner, 2003 - 2008
  • Michigan Tax Tribunal, Hearing Referee, 2003
  • Asker, Chapp & Clos, PC, Associate, 2000 - 2003
  • Duffy & Robertson, PC, Associate, 1996 - 2000


  • Phi Delta Phi