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Varnum Partner Eric Nemeth Selected for Hall of Fame Recognition by Michigan Lawyers Weekly

March 5, 2024

Varnum partner Eric Nemeth has been selected for “Hall of Fame” recognition by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. The award recognizes Michigan’s leaders in the legal profession who have been in practice for 30 or more years for their successful careers and contributions to the community.

Nemeth leads Varnum’s Tax Planning, Compliance and Litigation Practice Team. His practice includes a strong focus on the representation of businesses, individuals and other entities in the defense of IRS, FBI, Homeland Security, state police and other law enforcement agency investigations. He has led or assisted in matters for clients on five continents and over most of the United States. He routinely provides legal advice and counsel to clients regarding the tax implications of assets held outside of the United States.

Prior to entering private practice, Nemeth served as a senior trial lawyer for IRS Chief Counsel (Honors Program) and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. He also served in the U.S. Army as a Judge Advocate.

For more than 20 years, Nemeth has led the firm’s tax practice in providing annual seminars and for tax preparers across the state. He frequently contributes articles for Michigan Tax Lawyer, the State Bar of Michigan’s journal for the Taxation Section. He has presented on tax-related matters at local and national conferences, including for MICPA and the National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud/Tax Controversy. He has served multiple terms on the editorial advisory board for Law360 Tax Authority Federal.

Nemeth has also served as Chair of the Detroit Veterans Bar Association, a social organization for legal professionals with a military background. His military experience includes serving as an active Army Reservist for ten years, first as a Brigade Judge Advocate and later Division H.Q. Staff Judge Advocate. He also served with the 9th Legal Support Organization where he advised on a wide range of military law matters.

Nemeth currently serves on the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees and on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the University of Michigan – Dearborn.

Nemeth and other Hall of Fame honorees will be recognized at a luncheon event on April 26 in Troy and will be profiled in a special section of the April 22 issues of Michigan Lawyers Weekly.

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