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William C. Lentine Member

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Tax Court


Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

Michigan State University, B.A. 

William C. Lentine is a Member in the Taxation and Estates group in Dykema's Bloomfield Hills office. Mr. Lentine is experienced in corporate, partnership, and mergers & acquisitions tax matters and estate planning for executives and high net worth individuals.

Additionally, Mr. Lentine has experience acting as outside general counsel including advising on corporate governance issues, compliance and other general corporate law matters with significant experience advising foreign companies on inbound startup formations and acquisitions.

Mr. Lentine is a licensed CPA in Illinois with experience in a broad spectrum of tax and accounting issues. Mr. Lentine is a former member of the AICPA Tax Division's Corporations and Shareholders Technical Resource Panel.  He has worked with the Michigan Tax Tribunal, the MSU College of Law Low Income Tax Clinic and a "Big Four" accounting firm. As a member of the Council of the Tax Section of the Michigan bar, he serves as the Editor of the Michigan Tax Lawyer. He is also active in the Business Law Section of the ABA serving on the Mergers & Acquisitions committee and and the chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions subcommittee in the Tax committee.

The Majestic Star Casino, LLC, et al v. Barden Development, Inc., et al, U.S. Court of Appeals, 3d Cir., 12-3200/3201.  

Memberships & Involvement

  • Michigan Bar Taxation Section Governing Council, 2017 Tax Conference Chair
  • AICPA Corporations and Shareholders Technical Resource Panel
  • AICPA Joint Trial Board Member
  • MICPA M&A Committee Member
  • Named to the 2016 Class of Up & Coming Lawyers by Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Recognized in Michigan Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star for Tax, Estate Planning & Probate and Mergers & Acquisitions, 2014-Present
  • Named a Top Lawyer in Tax Law by dbusiness Magazine, 2018