Our attorneys represent individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations in virtually all types of tax controversy and litigation. Recent cases we have handled have involved employment taxes, penalties, property taxation, and successor liability following reorganization.

We have extensive advocacy experience in administrative proceedings before the Internal Revenue Service, including district offices and appeals offices, as well as in litigation against the IRS in the US Tax Court. Our tax practitioners also represent clients in administrative proceedings and litigation with Michigan and local tax agencies and appearances in the Michigan Tax Tribunal.

If you are notified of an IRS or Michigan tax audit or collection activity, you are best served and protected by retaining experienced and knowledgeable professionals like those at Wheeler Upham. The following are just some of the areas where we can help:

  •   Assessed penalties
  •   Offers in compromise
  •   Innocent spouse relief
  •   Collection appeals (liens, levies, and seizures)
  •   Collection due process
  •   Taxpayer assistance orders (Form 911)
  •   Installment payment plans
  •   Penalty and interest abatements
  •   Administrative appeals
  •   Delinquent returns
  •   Trust fund recovery penalties
  •   Freedom of Information Act requests
  •   Collateral and closing agreements


For assistance, contact one of these lawyers:

James M. Shade
Michael J. TerBeek