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Charles J. Ladd | Ann Arbor Tax Lawyer

Charles Ladd Lawyer

Charles J. Ladd

Tax, Estate, Real Estate, International, Government, Tax Compliance, Tax Planning

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Attorney Charles J. Ladd earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan in 1963. In 1964 he added a Masters of Business Administration in Accounting, again at the University of Michigan. Mr. Ladd then earned his Certified Public Accountant’s designation, and practiced at both national and regional accounting firms. Mr. Ladd earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1971. Since passing the Michigan Bar in 1972, Mr. Ladd has for over 30 years experience in dealing with federal, state and local tax matters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mr. Ladd’s accounting background led him to practice tax law, including income tax planning, preparation of income tax, gift tax and estate tax returns, estate planning, representing taxpayers in audits or disputes with the Internal Revenue Service or the Michigan Department of Treasury, and in collection matters, liens and levies. Of particular interest to Mr. Ladd are complex income and estate tax problems, and the taxation and administration involved in probating wills and in operating trusts. Mr. Ladd’s interest in accounting and tax law led naturally into related areas: business law, real estate, estate planning and estate document preparation and the taxation and operation of trusts and probate. Mr. Ladd’s book Incorporating a Small Business in Michigan, was published by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Ann Arbor for use by other attorneys. Mr. Ladd is a member of the Tax Section, the Probate Section and the Real Estate Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He chaired the Tax Section of the Washtenaw County Bar Association for several years. He maintains his currency in the law through attending regular Continuing Professional Education seminars and conferences. Mr. Ladd has successfully completed the rigorous Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Probate and Estate Planning Certification program. Mr. Ladd is licensed to practice before all Michigan courts, the Michigan Department of Treasury, the Michigan Tax Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Tax Court and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Member Questionnaire

Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
I've just been notified that IRS has granted innocent spouse relief to a wife who signed joint tax returns with her husband. The wife has been excused from paying taxes on joint tax returns because she was prevented from knowing the contents of the tax returns, or the taxes withheld and estimated taxes paid on them because of her husband's refusal to discuss finances and his going into a rage whenever the wife inquired or learned anything about their finances.

How did you build a successful practice?
I work with IRS and Michigan Treasury to present my client's situations and arguments clearly and truthfully. I have a good reputation with the IRS both locally and nationally.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Clients should look for experience, competence, integrity, and zealous or determined effort.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?
Knowledge of, and reputation with the local IRS office and its personnel is helpful to get a full hearing of clients' cases, and sometimes to negotiate a second chance (and sometimes a third).

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
I can suggest options for payment arrangements in a free telephone conversation. I would need a good explanation of the client's status with IRS--What did the last notice say?

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
I handle tax problems for both individuals and business; I prepare a number of individual and business tax returns annually.

Position Organization Location Duration
Owner Michigan Tax Law N/A Present
Owner Michigan Tax Law N/A Present
School Degree Major Graduation
University of Michigan Law School J.D. Law School 1971
University of Michigan M.B.A Accounting 1964
University of Michigan Bachelor Business Administration 1963
State / Court Date
Michigan 1971
  • Member | Tax Section Michigan Bar Association
    Member | Probate Section Michigan Bar Association
    Member | Real Estate Section Michigan Bar Association
    Member | Washtenaw County Bar Association
    Member | Tax Section Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Blog | Affordable Car Act Small Employer Requirements | 2016
    Blog | Loss of Tax Overpayment by an Injured Spouse
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(1971) Licensed as Attorney in Michigan. Verified with State Bar of Michigan. January 26, 2017

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Update Date:2016-06-23


201 S Main St
Ste 801
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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