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Venar Raad Ayar

Tax Attorney at Farmington Hills, MI

4.9   28 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MI
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Venar

Learn Venar’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Tax
    90%
    My practice is focused on the area of tax controversy. I help individuals and businesses resolve their state and federal tax problems. Practice areas include: criminal tax, tax audits, tax litigation, collection matters, tax debt settlements, delinquent tax filings.

    17 years

  2. Tax fraud and tax evasion
    10%
    I help defend people accused of tax fraud and/or tax evasion

    17 years

A GOOD TAX LAWYER IN YOUR CORNER...

Do you or someone you know have state or federal tax problems? Perhaps a client or colleague of yours is behind on their taxes, or is being audited. I have helped thousands of people resolve their issues with the IRS and state tax authorities. 


We don’t just solve tax problems in Michigan, either. Our tax resolution efforts have successfully helped clients all over the U.S., including many expats.

Tax problems - resolved. If you have a tax issue, call me - I'll be happy to give you free advice.

My Detroit tax lawyers can help you with: 

•Tax Debt Relief – IRS or State
•Offers in Compromise / Tax Settlements
•Unfiled Tax Returns
•Unpaid Business Taxes 
•IRS & State Tax Audit Defense 
•IRS Tax Appeals / Tax Litigation
•Criminal Tax Fraud Defense 
•Foreign Asset Disclosures / FBAR Issues
•Tax Preparer Defense

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I help our clients get the fresh start they deserve!
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Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2017,2013
Client's Choice
2017 2013

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Location

Ayar Law
30095 Northwestern Highway #102
Farmington Hills, MI, 48334

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  28 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful and Honest
Mr Ayar was helpful and honest. He was not out to get my money like some of the other lawyers I spoke with. I recommend him to anyone who needs his service. He saved me thousands of dollars and didn't even charge me a penny. God bless you my friend!
Response from Venar Ayar December 22, 2017
There's far too many tax firms out there that only seem to be interested in saying whatever it takes to get people to hire them. I am very glad that you found me, and am flattered that I was given the opportunity to talk to you about your tax problems. The world can use more tax professionals who have a genuine interest in helping people, and are not just looking to make a quick buck. I am glad to be able to do my part in that regard.
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Posted by MOHAMED | September 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, honest & transparent Lawyer!
This guy doesn't want or need your money! If he feels your case isn't so complex that you need his help, he'll tell you right away and suggest alternative means to get positive results (including DIY). HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Response from Venar Ayar November 10, 2017
Thank you for your review Mohamed. I hope I was able to help and that your matter has been resolved.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Beverly Hills
Not many times these days do we find our expectations exceeded! Venar Ayar is the exception! He is a wise, confident attorney...smart, responsive and a good listener. As we shopped for the right legal partner everyone wanted to "sell us"...not Mr. Ayar! We contacted him because our current tax service did not meet our expectations. He recommended that we not walk away. Instead he told us how to move forward and not spend extra money! He didn't want us to increase our legal expenses. Imagine we were ready to hire him but he was looking out for us. He provided us with good counsel, insight and advice but refused to take money for his service. He said the first visit is a free consultation. He gave us the advice we needed and it cost nothing! Most legal firms would have taken advantage of a disgruntled client and signed us up....instead he gave us the knowledge to move forward with our current tax attorney. He gave us all the time we needed! I would trust Ayar Law firm and I wish I could give them more than 5 Stars!!!!!
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Posted by Kevin | February 18, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Kevin M. Tuer
I have needed to get legal advice to navigate dealing the the IRS three times. I have talked to other attorneys but each time I relied with confidence on Venar Ayar. Not only was I successful in dealing with the IRS every time, the last two times I was not charged for the legal advice. Instead, I was advised that I could easily execute the remedy without paying them, the steps were throughly explained and I was encouraged to simply do it myself. I did and it went exactly according to their advice. Mr. Ayar’s associate Wendy even said if you have any questions just call and I will guide you. I showed up to their office with my check book ready and willing to pay them to just do it for me. But they are very honest and do not take peoples money like many of the other “tax relief” companies advertised. I was in a pickle with the IRS and I was scared. I heard a comercial about Optima Tax Relief and I had called them first. After an hour long phone consult they were going to take care of the situation for $4000 which I needed to pay UP FRONT over the phone so that they could assign me to one of their attorneys. I hesitated. It was all remote, nothing local. Then I heard a radio ad for Ayar Law and they were local so I felt better about that and called them. At least I could see them face to face when handing over $4000. But as I explained above, I PLEASANTLY learned that I had avoided a scam. I was kindly advised to keep my $4000 because I could easily do it myself, I was offered support if I needed it and it worked out perfectly - I prevailed. I really can’t say enough about how important it is to KNOW FOR CERTAIN that your attorney is an honest person who truly has your BEST INTERESTS in mind. But I can say that about Venar Ayar and the team at Ayar Law with all confidence. As I have said, I have, unfortunately on my part, needed to call on them three times over a seven year period and I have only paid once and then it was only a few hundred dollars and I have always come out on top in my tax dealings. And though Ayar Law is a business relationship it has the feel of friendship. You won’t find a better legal counselor. THIS GUY IS HONEST, FAIR, VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE, CONSCIENTIOUS AND EFFECTIVE. He’s also a gentleman.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Tax issue related to a scam
During consultation, Mr, Ayar explained the options to persue and recommendations to resolve a tax issue related to a scam.
Posted by Michael M | January 4, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Smart Tax Attorney
Impressed. Smart, direct, and honest. Great combination. The right guy for the right answers. Showed real professional integrity in our meeting.
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
Significantly reduced the amount of money the city tax said I owed in under reported back taxes.
Posted by Glenn | January 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My personal savior
My name is Glenn P. I was referred to Ayar Law in late 2017 as it relates to an IRS issue that has been haunting me for 16 years. When I met Mr. Ayar, he laid out the current situation and didn't paint a pretty picture for me and said it could go either way and even to Federal Court. I listened and followed his instructions verbatim. He called me on January 2, 2018 and informed me the good news that the IRS had discharged all of my debt. I highly recommend him and already have done so. A true professional in every sense of the word.
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Response from Venar Ayar January 30, 2018
Glenn, I am happy for the good news you received. We always strive to get our clients the best possible outcome for their situation. Thank you in believing in us and trusting us to help you.
Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Reassuring
From the initial phone inquiry to consultation, Mr. Ayar's office was professional and reassuring that my situation was not without a resolution. He provided all the information I needed to deal with the immediate situation and strategy for the future. I would highly recommend calling Mr. Ayar.
Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Respectful and Professional
Very respectful and professional person. I actually really enjoyed discussing my situation and understood everything Venar explained to me. He was honest about my situation and to me. I highly recommend Venar Ayar to anyone with tax issues.
Response from Venar Ayar December 22, 2017
Thank you so much for the kind words. I always strive to do my best to give people the most open and honest advice I can, right from the very first meeting. I am really appreciative for having been given the opportunity to talk to you about your tax issues. I am glad that you found my advice helpful, and wish you all the best.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
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Explained tax law with me and was very fair and honest about my situation and what I needed to do
Response from Venar Ayar December 26, 2017
I am glad that you found my free legal advice helpful. Happy to be of assistance!
Posted by William Peay | December 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice.
Answered all questions. Would recommend to anyone. Covered all the basis of IRS and filing procedure.
Response from Venar Ayar December 26, 2017
I'm glad you found my free legal advice helpful! I am honored that, of all the tax professionals out there, you chose to meet with me to talk about your issues.
Posted by Tom | November 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
State of Michigan taxes
We had to close a business in Michigan in 2013, we owed the state a substantial amount of money, well over $100,000. Venar was able to take the emotion out of the case, and work with us. We gathered the information for him and he presented a case to the state which the state countered and we accepted. It was so worth the money we paid to Venar and his associates to not only settle this, but like I said before to handle the emotional side.
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Response from Venar Ayar December 26, 2017
I was so happy for you when we got the good news on your case! Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to work with you to solve your tax problems. I wish all of my clients were as pleasant to work with as you. So glad that I was able to take care of the problem for you, and keep you calm and comfortable along the way!
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Posted by Bonnie | October 25, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Saved my life!
This place is fantastic! I have felt so lost with my large tax debt and he provided me with information that I has help to save me thousands of dollars. I thought that I would be lost forever trying to get help with my problem but not now. He was professional and was extremely nice. Office is beautiful and the staff is wonderful. I was greeted with smiles and she is so nice! I recommend you call for an appointment today. Thanks again Mr. Ayar!!!!
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Response from Venar Ayar October 28, 2017
Thank you so much for such kind words! It really was my pleasure giving you the free advice you needed. I am humbled that I was able to make such a difference in your life
Posted by Mickey | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Very Knowledgeable Lawyer
I was very nervous ahead of my first meeting with Venar, but I knew it was something I had to do! All of my fears were dissipated within the first 5 minutes of us sitting down. He outlined in detail how we needed to move forward, and what the next steps were. His guidance throughout the process was spot-on, and all tax issues (Federal and State) were resolved in a manner that gave me unexpected and total satisfaction. I would never consider attempting to do my own taxes ever again! There's just too much about the tax system that I don't know, or better said, he knows more about the tax system than I'll ever know! Venar Ayar and his firm definitely can count on me to be a client for life!!
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Response from Venar Ayar November 10, 2017
Thank you so much Mickey for your kind words. I (and my staff) are beyond touched by all of the things you had to say and we are so happy that we were able to help alleviate your stress and help you during your time of need. You were such a pleasure to work with and I wish you nothing but the best of luck moving forward in your new life!
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Posted by Kevin | September 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Big help
Mr Ayar was very helpful during a stressful time in our lives, he went above and beyond to help us take care of our tax issues.
Response from Venar Ayar November 10, 2017
Thank you for your review Kevin! I am so glad that my staff and I were able to help you during such a stressful time in your life.
Posted by Steve | August 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A fantastic experience with Venar and his team
I worked with Venar and his team for two years. Very pleased with every aspect of the engagement and I have recommended his firm to others. He really has a deep understanding of business tax law and understands the big picture of the situation. At the end of the day he fought hard and won for us.
Response from Venar Ayar November 10, 2017
Steve, working with you these past two years has been an honor and I am so happy that I have been able to help you. I am humbled by your kind words and thank you for your glowing review
Posted by Ryan | August 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great attorney
Came to Ayar law group for advice on a business tax lean. Venar was extremely professional and pointed me in the right direction at no cost. Very conscientious, out to help not just take your money. Highly recommended
Response from Venar Ayar November 10, 2017
I really appreciate your kind words Ryan and thoroughly enjoyed meeting with you Ryan. I wish you the best of luck and hope that everything works out for you.
Posted by Daryl | July 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and honest!
Venar was extremely friendly, honest and helpful. He gathered all necessary information to understand my tax problems and gave me the best solution, without trying to sell me anything. Definitely appreciate all his great advice. Would highly recommend for anyone having tax issues.
Response from Venar Ayar November 10, 2017
It was such a pleasure to meet with you Daryl and I appreciate your kind words! Best of luck!
Posted by Bill | April 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I have my life back.
As a small business owner, I had the misfortune of having to deal with the State of Michigan's Unemployment Insurance Administration over a ridiculous issue caused entirely by their incompetence. I went went through hell and back for more than a few years with UIA and thanks to the great work of Mr. Ayar and Mr. Shamoun, I can finally put that dark chapter of my business life to bed. The best tax law firm for regular folks, hands down.
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Response from Venar Ayar November 10, 2017
Bill....as someone who was raised by a small business owner myself you have no idea how happy it makes me that I was able to help one like yourself. I love fighting for the little guy and I am so glad we were able to go to bat for you and win. Such an honor!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Ayar Law Group, a Tax Law Firm
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • RJS Law
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Self Employed
  • 2008 - 2011

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2008
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Michigan, Dearborn
  • B.B.A
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • IRS Audit
  • Saved client $253,000
  • IRS Audit
  • $30,000 savings
  • Offer in Compromise
  • Roughly $40,000 savings
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Associations

  • Chaldean American Bar Association
  • Representative
  • 2012 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Lawyers in MENSA
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • dbusiness
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • University Of Michigan Tax Seminar
  • Options For People That Can't Pay Their Taxes
  • 2021
  • MICPA Michigan Tax Conference
  • Take The Mystery Out Of The IRS
  • 2021
  • MICPA Accounting For The Tax Practitioner Conference
  • Dealing With Revenue Officers & Unpaid Payroll Taxes
  • 2021
  • 6th Annual ICLE Marijuana Law Conference
  • Overview Of Tax Issues Related To Marijuana
  • 2021
  • University Of Michigan Tax Seminar
  • Tax Practice & Procedures, Foreign Asset Reporting, & Innocent Spouse Relief
  • 2020
  • MICPA Tax Professionals & The IRS: Successfully Working Together Conference
  • State & Federal Offers In Compromise
  • 2020
  • MICPA Management & Information Business Show
  • How To Analyze Your Client's Tax Situation
  • 2020
  • Ayar Law Foundations In Tax Resolution Webinar
  • Best Practices For Marketing Your Firm
  • 2020
  • Ayar Law Foundations In Tax Resolution Webinar
  • Best Practices For Your Practice Part 1: How To Work A Case & How To Structure Fees
  • 2020
  • Ayar Law Foundations In Tax Resolution Webinar
  • Tax Resolution Ethics
  • 2020
  • Ayar Law Foundations In Tax Resolution Webinar
  • How To Analyze Your Client’s Tax Situation
  • 2020
  • Ayar Law Foundations In Tax Resolution Webinar
  • IRS Audit Defense, Reconsideration & Doubt As To Liability Offers In Compromise
  • 2020
  • Ayar Law Foundations In Tax Resolution Webinar
  • Business Taxes & How The IRS Collects Them
  • 2020
  • Ayar Law Foundations In Tax Resolution Webinar
  • Advanced Collection Problems Part 2: Innocent Spouse Relief & Penalty Abatements
  • 2020
  • Ayar Law Foundations In Tax Resolution Webinar
  • Advanced Collection Problems Part 1: Putting Out The Fires & Dealing With Revenue Officers
  • 2020
  • Ayar Law Foundations In Tax Resolution Webinar
  • Financial Analysis
  • 2020
  • Ayar Law Foundations In Tax Resolution Webinar
  • Financial Based Resolutions Part 2: Installment Agreements & Currently Not Collectible
  • 2020
  • Ayar Law Foundations In Tax Resolution Webinar
  • Financial Based Resolutions Part 1: Offers In Compromise
  • 2020
  • Ayar Law Foundations In Tax Resolution Webinar
  • Overview Of The IRS Structure & IRS Collections Process
  • 2020
  • 5th Annual ICLE Marijuana Law Conference
  • Marijuana Businesses & The IRS
  • 2020
  • MICPA Small Firm Practitioners Conference
  • Help! My Client Has Unpaid Payroll Taxes. Now What?
  • 2019
  • MICPA Small Firm Monthly Meeting Group
  • IRS Audit Process Walkthrough & Innocent Spouse Relief
  • 2019
  • MICPA Management & Information Business Show
  • My client committed fraud and now they're under audit. What should I do?
  • 2019
  • MICPA CPE Mega Conference
  • IRS Penalties, Abatements, And Reasonable Cause
  • 2019
  • 4th Annual ICLE Marijuana Law Conference
  • Advising Marijuana Businesses On Defending Against IRS Audits
  • 2019
  • Webinar
  • Tax Consequences of Moving to the US for EB-5 Investors
  • 2017
  • MICPA Small Firm Practitioner's Conference
  • IRS Offers in Compromise
  • 2017
  • MICPA Small Firm Practitioner's Conference
  • International Tax Issues and Foreign Asset Reporting Requirements
  • 2017
  • MICPA Annual Conference
  • Dealing with Delinquent Payroll Tax Debts
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (14)
Endorse Venar
Tax Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Venar is very compassionate and giving with his time. I frequently ask him for assistance in matters with collateral tax issues. I have never found him to be anything but consummately professional and kind."
Tax Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Venar and he is a truly outstanding attorney. He has an impressive expertise in both procedural and substantive tax law. He is very passionate about tax law and providing excellent service to his clients."
Tax Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Venar on tax matters and have nothing but great things to say about him and his firm. He is very knowledgeable of the law, diligent in protecting his clients, and his results speak for themselves. If you are looking for a good tax attorney, I highly recommend Venar."
Tax Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Venar is incredibly helpful when it comes to solving a client's tax issues. Just from a brief conversation with him, you can tell he knows what needs to get done to resolve an issue. I am very happy to be working for him as he is a great guide and mentor in the area of tax law."
Tax Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Venar is an excellent tax attorney and uses creative thinking and skilled advocacy to solve problems for his clients. He was an ally and a tremendous on many tax cases that we worked together on. If you are a Michigan taxpayer, I would sincerely and strongly recommend Venar for any tax matter."
Tax Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Venar is an exceptional tax attorney. Not only is he the most professional attorney I have dealt with, he is the most helpful as well. Venar is extremely efficient at what he does, and is very easy to work with. Venar is incredibly knowledgeable. Anytime I have a client is his area, I always know to send them his way!"
Tax Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Venar on a number of legal matters. We both seem to be on the same page when it comes to assessing the issues and formulating the appropriate results. His laser sharp focus on matters, gets him results quickly and he doesn't waste a lot of time on minutia. In addition to being able to get right to the point, he makes sure he stays on top of his matters, as well as, stays in contact continuously. I have no reservations, whatsoever endorsing his skill set and would use him for my own matters. He's ambitious, enterprising, hardworking and talented. I would highly recommend him."
Tax Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Venar has been responsive and gotten a good result for any clients I have referred to him for IRS tax disputes."
Tax Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Ayar is a knowledgeable tax attorney with an impressive background, credentials, and breadth of experience. His scope is broad yet focused. I would definitely recommend him to any individual or business entity seeking a tax lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Venar is a very knowledgeable tax attorney who cares deeply about his clients. I highly recommend Venar Ayar. - Jonathan T. Amitrano"
Tax Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Venar is extremely intelligent and has practical business experience and business sense. This makes him a highly effective attorney especially in tax law. His unique background is a great asset to his clients."
Tax Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Venar is one of the most detail oriented and brilliant tax attorneys that I have had the pleasure to work with. He is very well versed in tax law and is able to familiarize himself with complex new concepts with impressive speed. He works tirelessly to obtain the best results for his clients. Therefore I highly endorse and recommend him."
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Farmington Hills Tax Lawyer Venar Raad Ayar
Venar Raad Ayar
Tax Attorney
Farmington Hills, MI
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation
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