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Three Dykema Attorneys Present at the 2014 Michigan Tax Conference

November 13, 2014

Three Dykema attorneys—Wayne Roberts, Assistant Leader of the firm’s Tax Practice Group; Carl Rashid, Jr., Detroit-based member of the Firm’s Real Estate Practice Group and leader of Dykema’s Property Tax Appeals practice; and Steven Grob, Detroit-based member whose practice focuses on federal and state tax law—served as featured speakers at the 2014 Michigan Tax Conference. This year’s conference was held in Novi, Michigan on Nov. 5, 2014.

Roberts, who also served as Conference Chair, was a moderator for the session titled, “Gillette, IBM, UDITPA and Whither the Multistate Tax Commission,” which discussed the latest developments in the IBM, Gillette and related cases, as well as the topics surrounding the Multistate Tax Commission and how it affects Michigan businesses.

Rashid, Jr., served as moderator for the session titled, “Property Tax Hot Hot Hot Topics,” which covered such topics as the phasing out of the Personal Property Tax for most businesses and how the reform attempts to reduce compliance and administrative costs for businesses, as well as valuation updates for “Big Box” stores, and more.

Grob was a panelist for the session titled, “Recent Developments and Legislation Regarding Officer Liability For Taxes and Successor Tax Liability in Acquisitions: Pitfalls and Planning Opportunities.” The session discussed how Senate Bill 337 has dramatically changed the method of personal liability assessments of corporate officers, partners and members of limited liability companies and how organizations can protect their clients and themselves. The session also covered how successor and responsible person legislation will change business transactions of mergers, acquisitions and dissolutions in Michigan.

The event was presented by the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) in partnership with the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Treasury.