Corporate and Tax Law

Corporate and Tax Law

Keller Thoma’s Southfield, Michigan-based Corporate and Taxation Law Practice Group performs a wide variety of services for its clients, including:

Business and Commercial

Our attorneys specialize in representing entrepreneurial, family, and closely-held businesses, including corporations, S corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, professional corporations, and joint ventures. To these clients, we provide counseling regarding the organization and governance of the business entity, shareholder and investor relationships, capital formation and financing of asset acquisitions and business operations, customer and supplier relationships and contracts, employment matters, compensation and employee benefits, federal, state, and local taxation of the assets, receipts, operations and income of the business entity, collections and commercial litigation, buy-sell agreements, deferred compensation arrangements, stock redemptions and sales, purchases, dispositions and dissolution of businesses and business entities.

Real Estate

The firm advises business entities and public sector organizations in leasing, purchasing, selling, and developing real property. The firm provides representation at closings and counsels clients in related matters including the negotiation and preparation of leases, purchase and sale agreements, construction contracts, performance and payment bonds, bidding contracts, prevailing wage issues, mechanics' and materialmen's liens, insurance arrangements, architect agreements, mortgages and other financing, condominium conversions and tax-free exchanges.

Mergers and Acquisitions

The firm represents business entities and individuals in the purchase and sale of business interests, including leveraged buy-outs, stock redemptions, stock sales, asset sales, and related financing matters and matters of business organization and operation.


The firm assists individuals and business entities in complying with taxation laws and in planning for all federal, state, and local taxes including federal income, employment, state single business, sales, income, property, excise, estate and gift taxes. The firm represents taxpayers before federal, state, and local administrative agencies in tax matters and in the federal and state courts as necessary.

Financial Institutions

Our attorneys have expertise in representing federal and state regulatory agencies for federally-insured financial institutions, as well as, state and federally-charted institutions and privately-held lending entities. Services provided include transactional documentation, as well as complex litigation surrounding secured transactions, both real and personal property; foreclosures; commercial paper; letters of credit; lender liability defense; director and officer liability regarding investigations and litigation; and employee defalcations.

We welcome you to contact Keller Thoma if we may be of assistance to you in a corporate or tax matter. Based in Southfield, Michigan, we work with individuals and businesses in the Detroit area, throughout Michigan, and elsewhere.