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Tax Law

Foster Swift’s tax attorneys deliver timely and efficient solutions for all of our clients' tax needs, including tax planning and litigation. Our team specializes in providing services to a variety of clients, ranging from individuals and small businesses to publicly traded companies and municipalities. 

Our tax attorneys achieve cost-effective results by proactively crafting tax planning strategies, appealing and litigating contested issues, and negotiating with tax authorities to resolve disputes when strategically practical.  We regularly guide clients through the IRS and Michigan Department of Treasury's informal appeals processes and aggressively defend our clients' interests before the federal courts, the Michigan Tax Tribunal and the Court of Claims. 

Foster Swift has been named a Tier 1 firm in Tax Law in Lansing by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

We also regularly advise our clients on myriad tax issues relevant to their businesses, personal finances and tax exempt organizations, including:

Areas of expertise:

  • Federal, state and international tax and business planning for start-up and growing businesses
  • Tax efficient structuring of mergers , acquisitions, and other transactions
  • Sales & Use Tax appeals before the Michigan Department of Treasury, Michigan Tax Tribunal and Court of Claims
  • Guiding clients through the Michigan Treasury's informal appeals process
  • Litigating tax matters before the Michigan Tax Tribunal, Court of Claims, and Michigan Appellate Courts 
  • Business tax appeals (including the Michigan Business Tax (MBT) and the Single Business Tax (SBT))

Publications & Alerts

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  • Case by Case: Examine Real Property and Tax Compliance, MICPA: 2018 Michigan Tax Conference, November 7, 2018
  • The Past and Future of Equity Crowdfunding, Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Conference, October 19, 2018
  • Tax Issues and Challenges Surrounding Innovative Fundraising, MICPA: 2018 Nonprofit Conference, October 9, 2018
  • WEBINAR: Property Tax Exemptions: What Every Assessor Needs to Know Webinar, September 20, 2017