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Eric Thomas Carver

Probate Attorney at Bloomfield Hills, MI

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Eric Thomas Carver's practice focuses on Business Entity Planning; Taxation; Estate Planning; Family Wealth Transfers; Business Entity Formations; Corporate Planning and Taxation; Limited Liability Company Planning and Taxation; Tax Controversies; Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures; Real Estate Acquisitions, Charitable Giving and Charitable Trusts; Contested Estate, Trust and Probate Matters; Probate Litigation; and Decedent Estates and Probate Administration.

Additionally, Mr. Carver also:

  • Works directly with individuals and families in the development of effective wealth transfer planning. This includes providing business and tax advice to family-owned businesses, as well as the development of overall estate planning documentation, including Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, and Charitable Trusts.
  • Provides legal and business advice to individuals and business entities engaged in the formation and development of business ventures, including the use of corporate and pass through entities.
  • Provides specific tax representation with respect to the structure of partnerships, limited liability companies and similar pass through entities, as well as corporate and subchapter S issues related to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and tax-free reorganizations.
  • Represents both buyers and sellers in the purchase or sale of businesses, through tax-free mergers, stock purchase arrangements, and asset acquisitions.
  • Provides general representation to mid-size companies, including day-to-day legal representation, as well as coordination and oversight of legal services for the client.
  • Assists private companies in the development of effective compensation and long-term benefit plans through the use of equity incentive, stock bonus, "phantom stock," and related compensatory techniques.
  • Represents private companies in connection with access to capital securities and markets, including private placement of securities, and continuing compliance with federal and state securities laws.
  • Represents both business entities and individuals seeking venture capital financing, as well as representing venture capital companies and investors in funding early-stage and start-up business entities.
  • Provides assistance in the formation of private charitable foundations, including representation in connection with obtaining private letter rulings and determination letters.
  • Provides representation to individuals and business entities in connection with tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service, including representation of clients before the United States Tax Court.
  • Provides representation to estates, trusts, trustees, and beneficiaries in contested estate, trust and probate administration matters, including representation of clients before the Florida, Illinois, Michigan, and New York Probate Court Systems.
  • Received a Certificate of Completion from Michigan's ICLE Probate and Estate Planning Program.
  • Received a Certificate of Completion from Michigan's ICLE Family Law Program.

Prior to Dykema, Mr. Carver was a tax consultant for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Group, and served in multiple administrative and legislative capacities for United States Senator Carl Levin.

Licensed for 29 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/17/2022
State FL
Status Retired
Acquired 1995
Updated 02/23/2023
State IL
Status Retired
Acquired 1994
Updated 01/06/2023
State MI
Status Not authorized to practice-Administrative
Acquired 1993
Updated 02/23/2023

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1997
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Business
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1988
  • Wayne State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986
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Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Accredited Estate Planner
  • National Association of Estate Planners & Councils Estate Law Specialist Board
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer
  • Crain's Detroit Business
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer
  • Crain's Detroit Business
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Michigan State Law Review
  • et Trusts: Estate and Tax Planning Considerations Under Michigan Law
  • 2006
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • EPIC's Prudent Investor Rule: What Every Practitioner Should Know
  • 2000
  • Michigan Law Journal
  • A Valuation Primer: Trends and Techniques for Estate Planners
  • 1998
  • Michigan Tax Lawyer
  • Is There a 'QSSS' In Your Future? An Examination of the Proposed Regulations for Qualified Subchapter S Subsidiaries
  • 1998
  • Unknown
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • N/A
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Bloomfield Hills Probate Lawyer Eric Thomas Carver
Eric Thomas Carver
Probate Attorney
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Licensed for 29 years
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