Tax Planning, Compliance and Litigation
Varnum's tax group unites the tax compliance, planning and litigation skills of one of Michigan's oldest law firms with one of the Midwest's premier tax boutique practices. We are respected throughout the region for our ability to assist clients in all matters relating to federal and state tax audits, litigation and planning.
We focus on the resolution of civil and criminal tax controversy cases with the federal, state and local governments. Our extensive record of service includes thorough preparation of cases and willingness to litigate appropriate legal issues as needed. Accounting and legal professionals throughout the Midwest refer their clients to Varnum with confidence.
Varnum tax lawyers also offer a practical approach to tax counseling based on a wealth of experience. We represent healthy and growing businesses as well as those facing serious challenges in tax planning, audits and tax investigations. Our attorneys and tax professionals offer sound and practical out-of-court tax solutions and compliance guidance in addition to our well-known skills in controversy and litigation.
The Varnum tax team includes skilled technical attorneys and other professionals with previous experiences such as:
- Senior Trial Attorney for District Council of the IRS
- Legal counsel of the Michigan Department of Treasury
- Michigan Department of Treasury Audit Manager
- IRS special agent and revenue agent
Our professionals are widely experienced in a variety of tax-related activities, such as serving as law school and graduate tax level instructors; speaking at national, regional and local tax seminars for professionals; and serving as leaders for professional tax organizations including:
- American Bar Association Tax Section
- State Bar of Michigan Tax Section
- Tax Executive Institute