I am a business and tax attorney who helps clients develop tax-efficient solutions to a wide range of business problems.

Erick regularly counsels businesses and business owners on the design and implementation of tax-efficient strategies that help achieve a variety of goals, including strategies for forming and structuring the business and its operations; implementing key employee incentives to attract, retain, and reward top talent; and planning for exiting the business.

Erick's work on formation and structuring issues includes advising on the tax implications of choice of entity, ownership structure, and restructuring in anticipation of ownership changes.

He also counsels businesses on how to best align ownership and management through implementation of both equity and non-equity incentive plans, including stock options, restricted stock, profits interests, SARS, and phantom equity. 

Erick also helps business owners plan for and implement a variety of strategies, including sales to strategic or financial buyers, management buyouts, and transition of the business through gifting.

Services

Business & Corporate

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

Credentials

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School, 2014
    • J.D.
  • Michigan State University, 2002
    • B.A.

Memberships

  • Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars
    • Board Member
    • Awards Committee, Chair
  • Michigan Bar Association
    • Tax Section
      • Federal Income Tax Committee, Chair
  • American Bar Association
    • Tax Section

Admissions

  • Michigan, 2014
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2015

Experience

Representative Matters

  • Lead negotiation and oversight for multimillion-dollar sale of majority interest in two companies, including drafting of contribution agreement, operating agreements, non-competition agreements, consulting agreement, assignment documents, and other corporate documentation and consents.

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  • Lead negotiation and drafting of multimillion-dollar sale of business with multiple locations, including negotiation and drafting of asset purchase agreements, disclosure schedules, assignment documents to transfer obligations to purchaser, along with other corporate documentation and consents, including director consents.

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Presentations

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, "Federal Tax Impact on Mergers & Acquisitions," April, 2019, webinar.
  • TechTown, "Business Formation and Entity Documents," October 24, 2017, Detroit, MI.
  • TechTown, "Business Succession Planning," November 7, 2016, Detroit, MI.

Community

Community

I am a proud member of the board of directors of Detroit Regional Dollars for Scholars.