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Tax and Banking Attorney

As an attorney and certified public accountant, Erin serves both tax and banking clients with her collegial and responsive communication style, great attention to detail, and ability to clearly deconstruct and explain complex information. She draws on a broad base of technical experience in her practice as a member of both Varnum's Tax Planning, Compliance and Litigation Team and Banking, Finance and Restructuring Team. 

Erin is a former senior auditor for the Michigan Department of Treasury, and she has experience in handling Michigan tax compliance and controversy matters from both the government and taxpayer perspectives. Her background in state and local tax (SALT) matters benefits clients seeking assistance with multi-jurisdictional compliance matters ranging from apportionment and revenue sourcing to navigation of nexus and filing requirements. At the federal level, she has successfully assisted clients in navigating IRS notices and exams, disputing audit findings and assessments, addressing tax liens and remedying past compliance issues.

In her work with Varnum's Banking, Finance and Restructuring Team, Erin liaises regularly with the Federal Reserve, FDIC, Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services, and other government agencies to facilitate compliance by regulated financial institutions; provide analysis and advice regarding complex regulatory matters; support bank mergers, branch changes and other transactions; and prepare detailed commercial loan documentation.

Erin was recently named by Best Lawyers® as one of the 2021 "Ones to Watch," a designation given to attorneys who are earlier in their careers in recognition of their outstanding professional excellence in private practice.

For more information, please contact Erin Haney at 616/336-6897 or


Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch, Tax Law, 2021

Professional Affiliations

Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)

State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

Servants Center, board

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements




Registered CPA in Michigan


Western Michigan University Thomas M.
Cooley Law School
Grand Rapids, Michigan
J.D., magna cum laude, 2016

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, Michigan
B.B.A., Accounting, magna cum laude, 2008
B.A., English, magna cum laude, 2008

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States Tax Court
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