I am a corporate business attorney who draws on my financial and tax skills to advise clients on their transactions.

Nolan concentrates his practice in the areas of business transactions, corporate matters, and tax law, including mergers and acquisitions; entity reorganizations; commercial lending; real estate; and federal, state, and local tax matters. He has experience with buy- and sell-side mergers and acquisitions; tax free reorganizations; large corporate and state tax projects; tax planning for businesses and individuals; and a variety of general business matters for public companies, closely held businesses, and large private entities. Additionally, Nolan serves as the outside general counsel for numerous businesses assisting them with day-to-day issues.

Prior to joining Howard & Howard, Nolan worked for public accounting firm and for several years in a successful family business.


Business & Corporate

Our business is business–your business. We offer vast experience in a full array of corporate legal services.



  • New York University School of Law, 2019
    • LL.M., Taxation
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 2011
    • J.D., magna cum laude
    • Law Review
      • Managing Editor, 2010-2011
      • Title Editor, 2009-2010
    • Moot Court Board of Advocates
      • Niagara International Competition Quarter Finalist, 2009-2010
    • Patrick Kennan Moot Court Tournament
      • Best Brief Award and Championship Finalist, 2010-2011
    • Frank Murphy Honor Society Class Rank, 2009-2011
    • Dean’s Honor Society
      • Outstanding Academic Achievement, 2009-2011
    • Book Awards: Property (2009); Core Concepts (2009); Business Organizations (2009); Bankruptcy (2010); Professional Responsibility (2010); Software Licensing (2011)
    • Presidential Ambassador, 2009-2011
    • Dean’s Academic Achievement Scholarship, 2010
    • Federal Bar Association
      • Eastern District of Michigan, Edward H. Rakow Scholarship Excellence in Business Law Recipient, 2010
    • Eli Broad Dean’s Scholarship
      • Outstanding Class Rank, 2009
  • Wayne State University, 2008
    • B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, Accounting, Corporate Finance
    • Presidential Scholar, 2004-2008
    • Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key
      • Highest Academically Ranked Graduating Senior, 2008
    • Wall Street Journal Award
      • Highest Academically Ranked Graduating Senior, 2008
    • Financial Executives International Award Recipient
      • Academic Excellence, 2008
    • Plante & Moran, PLLC Scholarship
      • Outstanding Accounting Student, 2007
    • Jack Demmer Ford Scholarship
      • Leadership and Outstanding Scholastic Achievement, 2006
    • Chaldean American Student Association Scholarship
      • Outstanding Leadership and Community Involvement, 2004


  • Chaldean American Bar Association
    • Treasurer, 2013-2015
  • Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce
    • Civil Liberty Advocates
  • Mother of God Chaldean Catholic Church
    • Parish Council Vice-president, 2013-2015
    • Parish Council Treasurer, 2011-2013


  • Michigan, 2011

Professional Achievements

  • Michigan Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2021
  • Michigan Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • dbusiness, "Top Lawyers," 2018; 2020


Representative Matters

  • Represented multiple financial institutions in real estate, construction, and working capital financing transactions, including lead negotiation and drafting of credit agreement, promissory note, mortgage, assignment of leases, security agreement, and other ancillary documents related thereto. Edit
  • Represented a multinational corporation in unclaimed property audit and voluntary disclosure. Edit
  • Represented numerous private entities in tax planning for domestic and international M&A transactions.

  • Represented numerous borrowers in M&A financing. Edit
  • Lead counsel to multiple Midwest cell phone master dealers in acquisition of retail store locations and continuous on-going day-to-day operations. Edit
  • Represented a closely held energy company in Michigan flow-through withholding audit.

  • Represented a closely held company and numerous individuals in Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative. Edit
  • Lead counsel to a dental supply company for add on dental supply acquisition. Edit
  • Lead counsel to an engineering services firm for sale of its business to a large privately held engineering services firm. Edit


  • Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, "Incoterms 2010," May, 2013.
  • Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, "IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program," May, 2012.
  • Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, "Antitrust Basics," May, 2011.