Practice Areas

Maddin Hauser's tax practice group serves the firm's clients in tax matters of all kinds, including income taxes (corporate and personal), excise taxes, employment taxes, estate and gift taxes, and all other state and local taxes. Members of the tax practice group routinely work with the other attorneys in the firm in order to help clients identify and address the tax ramifications of current and future activities, both business and personal. Several members of the tax practice group have received Masters Degrees in tax law and include Certified Public Accountants and former Internal Revenue Service agents.

The firm uses cutting edge technology to keep up with the fast changing tax laws in addition to the tried and true method of reviewing court cases and rulings from the various federal, state, and local taxing authorities. As a result, the firm's tax practice group is able to provide accurate, up-to-date advice on topics that are as varied as the firm's clients. Among many other things, the advice may be related to a current or proposed activity such as the acquisition or sale of a business or equipment, current income tax planning, or representation of a client before the Internal Revenue Service.

The attorneys in the firm's tax practice group are actively involved in tax related organizations such as the Tax Sections of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan and the Oakland County Bar Association, the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, and also serve on Advisory Committees for the Internal Revenue Service. The firm's tax attorneys have also been called upon to serve as expert witnesses regarding tax matters.

A large part of the firm's tax practice involves the qualification and operation of qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation programs, such as 401(k) plans, defined benefit pension plans, profit sharing plans and "golden parachute"plans. The firm's tax attorneys also have extensive experience in the formation and operation of charitable organizations, such as private foundations, tax-exempt organizations and charitable remainder trusts, as well as sophisticated tax reduction techniques such as like kind exchanges and other income deferral devices.

The firm's tax practice group assists clients in a variety of areas, including:

  • Audits of qualified retirement plans
  • Business acquisition planning
  • Charitable trusts
  • Corporate tax planning
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Employment tax audits
  • Estate tax return preparation and audits
  • Gift tax return preparation and audits
  • Income tax audits and appeals
  • Income tax planning
  • Internal Revenue Service collection matters
  • Medical reimbursement/other fringe benefit plans
  • Michigan Corporate Income Tax
  • Qualified retirement plans
  • Private foundations
  • Ruling requests
  • Sales and use taxes
  • State tax planning
  • Tax deferred real estate exchanges
  • Tax exempt entities