“I solve clients’ problems.”
Being a former accountant and IRS Field Agent, I bring to the practice of law the understanding of how finances and taxes affect clients and their day to day decisions. Also, my practice focuses on small to mid-tier family businesses and practices for whom I act as their general counsel and bring a wealth of knowledge in many areas because of my years of practice. This includes tax planning, general corporate advice, contract review and negotiation, formation of businesses and agreements among business owners, representation in the purchase and sale of businesses, estate planning for all clients both high net worth and not so high net worth, including individuals, couples and business owners, and representation of taxpayers before all taxing authorities. I am always on call for a client and respond quickly realizing their matter is the most important to them.
My knowledge in many business and tax law areas benefits clients because I know how one issue affects another area of the client’s business or personal life that I have not been asked to address.
I am aggressive in my representation of a client yet realizing I have to get to the goal line taking into the account the cost to the client versus the benefit received
Mergers and acquisitions
Estate and gift taxation law
Estate and trust administration
Representation before the Internal Revenue Service and State Taxing Authorities
AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating for attorneys
Named a Five Star Wealth Manager as an estate and financial planning attorney by Hour Detroit Magazine
The Best of Michigan Business 2018 Winner in the Trusted Advisor Category
University of Michigan, B.A.
Detroit College of Law, J.D.
State Bar of Michigan
I feel Rick has represented me as if I were his best friend. He’s straight forward… no nonsense and gets the job done! He knows the law, is patient and is a smart, smart guy. Plus, he’s a good listener, which I am grateful for. An attorney that listens and cares? Where can you find that anymore in today’s world?