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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.


Contact info

Kemp Klein Law Firm

201 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Suite 600
Troy, MI, 48084

Practice areas


  1. Tax: 25%
    13 years
  2. Business: 25%
    13 years
  3. Contracts: 20%
    13 years
  4. M & A: 20%
    13 years
  5. Corporate: 10%
    13 years



Contingent (20-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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  • David R. Draper

    Jeremy is a committed and excellent attorney. He goes above and beyond in promoting the legal profession in an honorable fashion.


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  • Scott A. Breen

    Jeremy is thorough with his work and does a great job.


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MIActive And In Good Standing200405/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review Rated - Highest PossibleMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top Attorney for NonProfits and Tax LawDBusiness Magazine2013
Rising Star - Mergers and AcquisitionsMichigan Super Lawyers2013
Top Lawyers in MichiganDBusiness2012
National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) CertificationNational Institute of Trial Advocacy2006
Taxation Law Certification – MSU Detroit College of LawMSU Detroit College of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderKemp Klein Law Firm2013 - Present
Senior AttorneyButzel Long2011 - Present
AttorneyKotz, Sangster, Wysocki and Berg2007 - 2011
AttorneyWillingham & Cote2003 - 2007
Clerk - Revenue DivisionMichigan Attorney General's Office2002 - 2003
Intern - State and Local TaxPricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP2002 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
KIWANIS CLUB #NO. 1 FOUNDATION OF DETROIT INC.Board of Trustees2012 - Present
Oakland County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Taxation Section, Business Entities CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Lakeshore Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Association for Corporate GrowthMember2007 - Present
American Bar Association, Taxation SectionMember2004 - Present
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Taxation Section, State and Local CommitteeMember2004 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Taxation SectionMember2004 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law SectionMember2004 - Present
State Bar of Michigan, Business Law SectionMember2004 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Priebe-Marzke Development, L.L.C. v Covert TownshipAppeal won upon Motion for Summary Disposition
In the Matter of the Petition of Granger Energy of South Jordan, LLCWon Declaritory Order
GRANGER Land Development Company - 286 Mich.App. 601, 780 N.W.2d 611Won at Trial and appeal by colleauge
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Michigan State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Regular MeetingProperty Tax Appeals2013
Business Contracts A - ZDrafting Business Contracts2013
Regular MeetingProperty Tax Appeals2012
Regular MeetingProperty Tax Appeals2012
Property Tax AppealsProperty Tax Appeals - Tribunal Trials2012
Fall Business ConferenceAnnual Business Law Update2006
Fall Business ConferenceEmployee Leasing Companies Business and Tax Planning2005