Our Tax group serves the firm’s clients in tax matters of all kinds, including personal and corporate income taxes, excise taxes, employment taxes, estate and gift taxes, and all other state and local taxes.

Members of the group work with other attorneys in the firm, helping clients identify and address the tax ramifications of current and future activities—both business and personal.  The group includes a CPA and several members who have earned a Master’s Degree in tax law.

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Group Overview

Chuck Lax leads the Tax Practice Group and shares his perspectives.

The firm uses state-of-the-art technology to monitor fast-changing tax laws. Group members continually review tax legislation, administrative rulings and regulations, and court cases from the various federal, state, and local taxing authorities. This allows our tax lawyers to provide accurate, up-to-date advice on a wide range of issues such as the acquisition or sale of a business or equipment, and current income tax planning or representation of a client before the IRS.

Our attorneys have served in tax-related organizations such as the tax sections of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accounts, and on IRS advisory committees. The firm’s tax attorneys have also served as expert witnesses regarding tax matters.

Maddin Hauser's Tax Practice Group

A large part of the firm’s tax practice involves the design, implementation and operation of qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation programs. These include 401(k) plans, defined benefit pension plans, profit sharing plans, and “golden parachute” plans.

The firm’s tax attorneys also have extensive experience in forming and operating 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:

  • Business tax planning
  • Cafeteria & other fringe benefit plans
  • Charitable trusts
  • Corporate tax planning
  • Cross border taxation
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Employment tax audits
  • Estate tax return preparation & audits
  • Gift tax return preparation & audits
  • Health & welfare plans
  • Income tax audits & appeals
  • Income tax planning
  • IRS collection matters
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Michigan corporate income tax
  • Private foundations
  • Prohibited transactions under ERISA
  • Qualified retirement plans
  • Ruling requests
  • Sales & use taxes
  • State tax planning
  • Tax deferred real estate exchanges
  • Tax exempt entities
  • Tax opinions
  • Taxation of pass-through entities

Maddin Hauser's Tax Practice Group