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Experienced Business Tax Lawyer Wayne D. Roberts Joins Bodman's Grand Rapids Office

By: Bodman PLC

08/28/20

Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that experienced tax lawyer Wayne D. Roberts has joined the firm’s Grand Rapids office.

Roberts joined Bodman in March 2020 from a prominent West Michigan-based law firm and had initially practiced in the firm’s Troy office.

“We are thrilled to have Wayne Roberts join our rapidly-growing Grand Rapids office” said Bodman Chair Carrie Leahy. “As a recognized authority on tax law, Wayne is a great addition to our tax practice and a resource for all of our attorneys with clients who face complex tax law issues.”

Roberts is a member of Bodman’s Tax, Business, and High Net Worth practice groups and is co-chair of the Business Tax subgroup. His 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 which time he has developed a national clientele. His broad tax practice includes all aspects of federal and state tax planning, structuring, and tax litigation. He has represented 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 and many state and local taxing jurisdictions.

Roberts has received numerous professional accolades for his tax law expertise. Most recently he was named the 2021 Grand Rapids “Lawyer of the Year” for Tax Law by The Best Lawyers in America. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2013 and is also listed in Michigan Super Lawyers and in Grand Rapids Magazine Top Lawyers under various tax categories. He is a past recipient of the State Bar of Michigan Taxation Section’s L. Hart Wright Service Award.