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Wayne D. Roberts Appointed Chair of Michigan Chamber of Commerce Tax Policy Committee

By: Bodman PLC

02/18/21

Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has appointed Wayne D. Roberts of the firm’s Grand Rapids office as chair of the Chamber’s Tax Policy Committee.

The Michigan Chamber is a statewide business organization representing approximately 5,000 employers, trade associations and local chambers of commerce. The Tax Policy Committee includes corporate tax managers, attorneys, CPAs, association executives, consultants, and others interested in influencing our state's tax regime to be fair and efficient.

“2021 will be a critical time for our state government due to concerns about COVID-19, along with reduced incomes and budget uncertainties,” said Roberts.  “These concerns create the potential for tax increases, which would place an untimely and heavy burden on businesses and job creators across the state.”

Roberts is the co-chair of Bodman’s Business Tax Group. His legal practice is focused on corporate, business and individual tax planning and federal, state and local tax controversies. He has been a recognized state and local tax (SALT) lawyer for more than 20 years. During that time, he has been involved in a majority of the significant legislative, administrative and case law developments that have taken place in Michigan taxation.

Roberts represents clients on all aspects of federal and state tax planning, structuring, and litigation. He represents both closely-held and publicly traded companies in transactional tax matters, including mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and dispositions. He has also represented numerous businesses and individuals in tax disputes with the IRS, the Michigan Department of Treasury, revenue departments in several states, and other state and local taxing jurisdictions.

Roberts was a founding member of the task force that created the Michigan Tax Conference, an annual event that is the largest state and local tax conference in the state of Michigan for tax professionals.