Jeremy R. Cnudde is a Shareholder at Kemp Klein Law Firm. He concentrates his practice on corporate transactions and federal and state tax planning and tax appeals litigation, and nonprofit and charities law.
Mr. Cnudde represents middle-market, entrepreneurial businesses and nonprofits with diverse backgrounds, including those in the manufacturing, aerospace and defense, distribution, retail grocery, and agricultural industries. He assists with mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and shareholder disputes, business succession planning, buy-sell agreements and drafting of supplier and representatives agreements. Mr. Cnudde has also represented companies on corporate finance and capital acquisition matters, including private equity investments, recapitalizations, bank financing, and private placement issuance.
Mr. Cnudde has significant experience with federal, state, and local tax planning, Michigan property tax appeals, and nonprofit/tax-exempt formation and governance matters. This includes tax-free reorganizations of businesses, partnership formation and tax planning regarding adding partners and partner distributions, state tax planning regarding sales, use and business taxes, and formation of non-profit corporations and assistance with obtaining and maintaining tax exempt status from the IRS. Over the last decade he has developed a specialty with Michigan state tax planning and appeals, including representing numerous commercial and industrial property owners through successful Michigan property tax appeals. Mr. Cnudde has authored several articles and served as a seminar lecturer on various tax planning and tax appeal issues. He also provides pro bono assistance through the Accounting Aid Society, a year-round low income tax clinic that provides assistance and representation for low- to moderate- income taxpayers who have tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service.
Mr. Cnudde is a graduate of Michigan State University – Detroit College of Law (J.D. cum laude, 2003), with a concentration and Certification in Taxation Law. While in law school, he participated in the school’s Law Tax Clinic and authored a directed study research article on the Michigan Property Tax Foreclosure System identifying controversial issues which were ultimately verified to be invalid. Mr. Cnudde received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the Michigan State University’s Eli Broad School of Business (1999). He received certification from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) in 2006.
Prior to joining Butzel Long, Mr. Cnudde worked for the Revenue Division of the Michigan Attorney General’s Office and represented the State of Michigan in state tax litigation. He also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers’s state and local tax practice.
Mr. Cnudde is a member of the Detroit chapter of the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG), the Detroit Chamber of Commerce, The Macomb County Chamber of Commerce and the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s Corporate, Taxation, and Real Estate sections and a member of the American Bar Association Business and Taxation Sections. Mr. Cnudde is also on the State Bar’s Unincorporated Enterprises Committee, he is a Board of Director and Secretary for the Marinelife Aquarium Society of Michigan and a Board of Director for the Lakeshore Bar Association and a Board of Director for the Detroit Kiwanis Foundation.
Mr. Cnudde has been recognized by his peers as a DBusiness Top Lawyer for Tax Law and Non-Profit/Charities Law (2012 and 2013) and has received a AV Peer Reveiw Rating from Martindale-Hubbell - their highest rating.
Licensed since 2004
Contingent (20-33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Pro Bono (5%)
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|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2004||09/02/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Peer Review Rated - Highest Possible||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Top Attorney for NonProfits and Tax Law||DBusiness Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star - Mergers and Acquisitions||Michigan Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top Lawyers in Michigan||DBusiness||2012|
|National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Certification||National Institute of Trial Advocacy||2006|
|Taxation Law Certification – MSU Detroit College of Law||MSU Detroit College of Law||2003|
|Shareholder||Kemp Klein Law Firm||2013 - Present|
|Senior Attorney||Butzel Long||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||Kotz, Sangster, Wysocki and Berg||2007 - 2011|
|Attorney||Willingham & Cote||2003 - 2007|
|Clerk - Revenue Division||Michigan Attorney General's Office||2002 - 2003|
|Intern - State and Local Tax||Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP||2002 - 2002|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|KIWANIS CLUB #NO. 1 FOUNDATION OF DETROIT INC.||Board of Trustees||2012 - Present|
|Oakland County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Taxation Section, Business Entities Committee||Member||2011 - Present|
|Lakeshore Bar Association||Board of Directors||2010 - Present|
|Association for Corporate Growth||Member||2007 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Taxation Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Business Law Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Taxation Section, State and Local Committee||Member||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Taxation Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan, Business Law Section||Member||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of Michigan||Member||2004 - Present|
|Priebe-Marzke Development, L.L.C. v Covert Township||Appeal won upon Motion for Summary Disposition|
|In the Matter of the Petition of Granger Energy of South Jordan, LLC||Won Declaritory Order|
|GRANGER Land Development Company - 286 Mich.App. 601, 780 N.W.2d 611||Won at Trial and appeal by colleauge|
|Client Alert||Is Your Property Tax Bill Still Too High? Get a Free Review of Your Industrial or Commercial Property Tax Assessment to Avoid Excessive Property Tax Payments.||2013|
|Client Alert - Butzel Long||Are Your Independent Contractors Misclassified? IRS Offers Employers a “Fresh Start” to Reclassify Workers||2011|
|Client Alert - Butzel Long||Now Is the Time to Review Michigan Property Tax Assessment for Industrial or Commercial Properties to Avoid Excessive Property Tax Payments||2011|
|Client Alert - Butzel Long||Impending Defense Budget Cuts May Affect Contract Orders and Government Dealings||2011|
|Association News, Michigan Society of Association Executives||Will Limited Memberships Affect Your Tax Bill||2006|
|Willingham and CotÃ©||Limited Membership Categories and the Unrelated Business Income Tax||N/A|
|Willingham and CotÃ©||Employee Leasing Companies: Business and Tax Planning Opportunities||N/A|
|Michigan State University - Detroit School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Michigan State University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Regular Meeting||Property Tax Appeals||2013|
|Business Contracts A - Z||Drafting Business Contracts||2013|
|Regular Meeting||Property Tax Appeals||2012|
|Regular Meeting||Property Tax Appeals||2012|
|Property Tax Appeals||Property Tax Appeals - Tribunal Trials||2012|
|Fall Business Conference||Annual Business Law Update||2006|
|Fall Business Conference||Employee Leasing Companies Business and Tax Planning||2005|