Daniel E. Chapman, BA, JD, LLM

Daniel E. Chapman, BA, JD, LLM received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston in 1984, his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Detroit Law School in 1987, and his Masters of Law in Taxation from Boston University School of Law in 1988.  While attending Boston University School of Law, Mr. Chapman achieved a prestigious committee membership at the Boston University Journal of Taxation.

Mr. Chapman was born in 1961 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, raised in southeastern Michigan, and is a founding member of the law firm.  His practice focuses on all phases of businesses from the organization of emerging enterprises to the disposition of businesses. Mr. Chapman’s business experiences have included transactions in Germany, Mexico, Canada, England and Brazil.  He has extensive expertise in taxation, succession planning, wealth transfer and estate planning for businesses, owners and individuals.  His true enjoyment in practicing law for more than 35 years is reflective in a range of clients from those that conduct business as small physician groups, manufacturers and general service providers, to those that are organized to conduct business in all of the 50 United States and each of its territories, to the individual needing help with their parent’s estate.  As a trusted lawyer and advisor who prides himself in providing highly personalized representation, Mr. Chapman receives frequent client referrals from current clients, financial planners, certified public accountants, and fellow lawyers.

Mr. Chapman’s professional involvement includes membership in the State Bar of Michigan, Oakland County Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, American Inns of Court and the Order of Barristers.  While practicing law, Mr. Chapman was also an Adjunct Professor in the Masters of Taxation Program at nationally distinguished Walsh College, teaching evening courses from 1992 – 2000.

Mr. Chapman is AV (preeminent) rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  He is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, and the United States Tax Court.  Dan is a member of the Lutheran Christian brotherhood, avid Harley rider,  gun enthusiast, has three grown children, and resides with Janet, his wife of +33 years, in Troy, Michigan.

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