Don Katz brings extensive experience and an excellent reputation to the firm’s... more
Don Katz brings extensive experience and an excellent reputation to the firm’s business practice. Don focuses his practice on a range of specialties including business planning, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions in the aviation and automotive market sectors, as well as having a solid background in taxation matters. As one of the nation’s most highly regarded business aviation ... view profile
I became a tax attorney because I enjoy coming up with tangible solutions to complex... more
I became a tax attorney because I enjoy coming up with tangible solutions to complex problems. There are so many areas of the law where the ultimate answer is determined by a long, cumbersome process (e.g. juries). In tax, although the analysis may be complex, you can always determine the right answer and understand how you got there. Providing that certainty for my clients is extremely rewardi... view profile
Since coming to Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1973,I havesuccessfully helped non-profit... more
Since coming to Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1973,I havesuccessfully helped non-profit organizations, businesses and individuals with lawsuits and transactions. My work is primarily in litigation, business transactions and real estate. Amongmysuccesses is a case that received national publicity, whenI defended the publication by a non-profit publisher of a book on the Shroud of Turin.I also esta... view profile
Tax attorneys understand the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities. Many tax laws are written by lawyers for lawyers, and as such are very difficult to understand. There are also many different types of taxes and tax laws–for example, income taxes, corporate and business taxes, death taxes, property taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales taxes, and international taxes. Sometimes taxes are based on an inflated or incorrect value the government has placed on an entity or activity. Tax attorneys will help you challenge the value or the tax itself, and help you reduce your taxes through careful planning.