Jeremy R. Cnudde is a shareholder who concentrates his practice on corporate transactions, corporate finance, non-profit corporations and federal and state tax planning and tax appeals litigation. Mr. Cnudde represents middle-market, entrepreneurial businesses with diverse backgrounds, including those in the manufacturing, aerospace and defense, distribution, retail grocery, and agricultural industries. He assists with mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and shareholder disputes, business succession planning, buy-sell agreements and drafting of supplier and representatives agreements. He has also represented companies on corporate finance and capital acquisition matters, including private equity investments, recapitalizations, bank financing, and private placement issuance.
Mr. Cnudde has significant experience with federal, state, and local tax planning, Michigan property tax appeals, and nonprofit/tax-exempt formation and governance matters. This includes tax-free reorganizations of businesses, partnership formation and tax planning regarding adding partners and partner distributions, state tax planning regarding sales, use and business taxes, and formation of non-profit corporations and assistance with obtaining and maintaining tax exempt status from the IRS.
Over the last decade he has developed a specialty with Michigan state tax planning and appeals, including representing numerous commercial and industrial property owners through successful Michigan property tax appeals. Mr. Cnudde has authored several articles and served as a seminar lecturer on various tax planning and tax appeal issues. He also provides pro bono assistance through the Accounting Aid Society, a year-round low income tax clinic that provides assistance and representation for low to moderate income taxpayers who have tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service.
Mr. Cnudde is on the Board of Directors for the Kiwanis Club No. 1 of Detroit Foundation and also for the Lakeshore Bar Association. Mr. Cnudde was a DBusiness Top Lawyer for Tax Law and Non-Profit/Charities Law (2012 and 2013); has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest peer review rating for attorneys; has a certification in tax law; and received certification from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) in 2006. In addition, Mr. Cnudde has been recognized as one of Michigan’s outstanding young lawyers in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 with a “Rising Star” designation by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine, published annually by Law & Politics.
J.D., Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University, cum laude, 2003
(Certification in Taxation Law)
B.A., Michigan State University – Eli Broad School of Business, Accounting, 1999
Bar and Court Admissions:
State Bar of Michigan, 2004
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
United States Tax Court
State Bar of Michigan (Member, Taxation, and Business Sections; Unincorporated Enterprises Committee; State and Local Tax Committee; Nonprofit Corporation Committee)
Oakland County Bar Association
Lakeshore Bar Association (Member, Board of Directors)
American Bar Association (Member, Taxation and Business Sections)
Detroit Chapter of the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG)
Detroit Chamber of Commerce
Managing the Management Buyout; co-authored with Toby Dahm, Commentator, Summer 2017
Appealing Taxes on Newly Acquired Property; Commentator, Winter 2017
‘Tis the Season for Leaving a Legacy!; Commentator Alert, December 2016
Select the Right Team to Maximize your Tax Savings; Commentator Alert, February 2016
Deemed Asset Sale Elections and The Final IRC Section 336(e) Regulations; Mergers & Acquisition Tax Update, Annual Tax Seminar, June 2013
Drafting Business Contracts (with Checklists); Business Contracts A to Z Seminar, National Business Institute, April 2013
Let us help reduce your taxes and increase your bottom line; Commentator , Winter 2013
Property Tax Appeals–Tribunal Trials; Sterling Education Services Seminar, December19, 2012
Now Is the Time to Review Michigan Property Tax Assessment for Industrial or Commercial Properties to Avoid Excessive Property Tax Payments; Client Alert, November 1, 2011
Are Your Independent Contractors Misclassified? IRS Offers Employers a “Fresh Start” to Reclassify Workers; Automation Alley Newsletter, October 18, 2011
Do Limited Memberships Affect Your Tax Bill?; Association News, Michigan Society of Association Executives, March/April 2006
Employee Leasing Companies; Business and Tax Planning Opportunities, Client Alert, 2006
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