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Carl Rashid, Jr. Member

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Tax Court


Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.

St. Joseph's College, B.S.

Carl Rashid, Jr. is a member of Dykema’s Real Estate Practice Group in the Firm’s Detroit office. Mr. Rashid leads the Firm’s Property Tax Appeals practice.

Mr. Rashid focuses his practice on property tax appeals, with vast experience in state and local taxes, economic development and tax incentives, and general real estate. He also has experience in condemnation law and government affairs matters.

Mr. Rashid has been in private practice representing taxpayers in property matters for over 39 years. Prior to entering private practice, he served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel of the City of Detroit, representing the Finance Department, the Detroit Board of Assessors and the City Treasurer.

He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Metropolitan Detroit Bar Association’s Committees on Real Property and Taxation, and the American Bar Association.

A frequent author and speaker on various topics relating to property tax, Mr. Rashid has authored property tax legislation in the state of Michigan, including the Commercial Redevelopment District Act (PA 255 of 1978), and PA 317 of 2000, involving personal property taxes. He is co-author of Michigan Tax Practice and Procedure, co-editor of Michigan Real Estate Law, and has served as co-chair and lecturer for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) seminars and as a lecturer for the Michigan Municipal League.

Memberships & Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • American Bar Association
  • Detroit Bar Association - Committees on Real Property and Taxation

Community/Civic Activities

  • Former Member of Beaumont Health Finance Committee and former Oakwood Healthcare, Inc. Board of Trustees
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, Board of Directors, Member
  • City of Grosse Pointe, City Councilman

Named Detroit “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation and Controversy - Tax by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2016, 2017 and 2019. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010-2021 for Eminent Domain, Condemnation Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation and Controversy, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Law, and Tax Law. Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Named a Michigan Leading Lawyer in the areas of Land Use , Zoning & Condemnation, Real Estate: Tax, and Tax: Business Law by the Leading Lawyers Network, 2014-2018. Law Bulletin Publishing Company

Named a Top Lawyer by dbusiness Magazine for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Franchise Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Municipal Law, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Law, Tax Litigation and Controversy and Tax Law, 2011, 2013-2020

Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® for Tax, Real Estate, and Eminent Domain, 2009-2013

Recipient of an AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell