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.