Royal Oak, Michigan, March
8, 2016: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Lee A. Sartori has been named a 2016
“Leader in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers
Weekly. He was one of 30 chosen from dozens of nominations. The 2016
Leaders are attorneys who are changing the law, expanding access to justice and
improving the profession and their communities. They are the lawyers in
Michigan setting the example for other lawyers. For more information on the
Class of 2016, please visit: http://milawyersweekly.com/leaders-in-the-law/.
Lee A. Sartori concentrates his practice in general corporate, commercial
transactions, real estate, and tax law. He represents and counsels a number of
individuals, and closely-held and publicly-traded businesses, engaged in a
diverse array of industries on a wide variety of legal and business matters
including mergers and acquisitions, transaction structuring, contract
negotiations and drafting, licensing, financing, entity structuring, succession
planning, estate and tax planning, and general corporate matters.
Sartori has made appearances on his clients’ behalf in various federal and
state courts and has acted as an arbitrator in complex closely-held business
Mr. Sartori received a B.S.
degree in accounting from Oakland University in 1983, an M.B.A. degree from
Oakland University in 1986, and an M.S. degree in taxation from Walsh College
in 1993. In January 1998, he received a J.D. degree, summa cum laude,
from Michigan State University College of Law where he was the recipient of Jurisprudence
Awards in Arbitration, Commercial Transactions, Constitutional Law, and Estate
Planning and Drafting and other honors. Mr. Sartori has been
qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Michigan since 1989
and practices from the unique perspective of having owned and operated his own
business prior to becoming an attorney or CPA.
Mr. Sartori is a member of
the American Bar Association and its sections on Business Law, International
Law, and Taxation, and the State Bar of Michigan and its sections on Business
Law, International Law, Real Property, and Taxation. He is also a member of the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and its Division of
Taxation, and the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Sartori is an Adjunct Professor
of Law at Michigan State University College of Law and an Adjunct Professor of
Business Law and Taxation for Walsh College’s graduate school of business.
He has taught almost fifty semesters of graduate school education in
corporate law and taxation. Mr. Sartori periodically teaches a course he
designed in “business divorce” at Michigan State University College of Law
entitled, "Closely-Held Business: Shareholder and Member Disputes.” Mr.
Sartori has acted as legal counsel in numerous shareholder and member disputes
matters having an aggregate business value in excess of one-hundred million
Mr. Sartori’s publications
include: Communications Made to Tax Advisors for Tax Planning or Defending Tax
Controversy Purposes: “When What You Say May Be Used Against You," CCH
State Tax Review, Vol. 60, Issue No. 31 (1999). Mr. Sartori is also
acknowledged by the authors of Federal Tax Research 7th and 8th Editions
(Raabe, Whittenburg, and Sanders, Thomson South-Western Publishing, 2005, 2008)
for his contributions to their text.
Mr. Sartori is admitted to
practice in the state courts of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the
Eastern District of Michigan, and the U.S. Tax Court.
Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard is
a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services
to businesses and business owners.
The firm has
offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak); Illinois (Chicago and Peoria);
and Las Vegas, Nevada. Howard & Howard’s major areas of practice
include: bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; business and corporate;
commercial litigation; employee benefits; environmental; estate planning;
franchising; intellectual property; labor, employment and immigration; mergers
and acquisitions; real estate; securities; and tax. Our distinguished backgrounds provide us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve,
including, automotive and industrial; commodity futures; construction; energy
and utilities; financial services; gaming; healthcare; and hospitality.
For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.howardandhoward.com
- Stacey M. Parzuchowski
Marketing & Communications Manager
Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC
450 West Fourth Street, Royal Oak, MI 48067