Tax Planning


While tax considerations are only one aspect of the plan, we can help you or your business make the best decision for your circumstances.  The lawyers in our firm have held liaison positions, council positions and all of the officer positions with the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan and regularly lecture their fellow lawyers and other professional on tax matters.  They also are sought out for consultation by fellow attorneys that have tax controversies. We can help with any of the following issues:

  • Individual income tax
  • Estate and Gift Tax
  • Generation skipping tax
  • State and local tax
  • Excise tax
  • Employment tax issues
  • Corporate tax
  • Partnership tax
  • General tax choices for entities (corporations, “S’ vs. “C”, partnerships, limited liability companies, limited partnerships)
  • Business succession planning
  • Pension, profit sharing and employee benefit plans, ERISA
  • Appeals of IRS audits to the US Tax Court and federal courts
  • Appeals of state audits
  • Obtaining private letter rulings
  • Transfer tax pricing
  • Tax-free mergers and acquisitions
  • Tax free split offs, spin offs
  • Real estate tax appeals and uncapping transfers
  • Obtaining and maintaining tax exempt status and/ or foundation status under the IRS Code and state revenue code and laws.
  • Representing tax professionals before the Office of Professional Responsibility
  • International Taxes
  • Self directed IRAs
  • Retirement Plans
  • Stretch IRAs