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Tom Hogan

"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."

Steven Covey

Key Service Areas

  • Business Planning and Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Tax Law

616.233.5215

legal assistant - Annette Burleson

About Tom

What type of clients do you serve?

My clients are individuals and small, closely held businesses. I help these West Michigan businesses in all business matters, including but not limited to, estate and tax planning, commercial and real estate transactions, and mergers and acquisitions.

What sets you apart from other lawyers in your practice field?

As both an attorney and a CPA, I have a unique skill set that helps me analyze financial statements, tax returns and other financial documents.

What case did you find the most rewarding to work on?

Early in my career, a client who received a Final Notice Before Seizure of Assets from the IRS contacted us. We filed suit against the IRS in Federal Court and prevailed at the trial court level. The IRS appealed and we won again at the Court of Appeals. Ultimately, the case settled for a fraction of what was initially claimed by the IRS.

Education

University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1974

University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., cum laude, 1970

Q: What is the most important ingredient to making a positive legal experience?

A:

Listen first. Seek to understand the client’s priorities and motivations. Then, based on that understanding, make the appropriate recommendations.

Associations

Grand Rapids Bar Association, Member

State Bar of Michigan, Member

Rhoades McKee PC, Former Executive Committee Chair

American Cancer Society, Former Board of Directors

West Michigan Dental Foundation, Former Board of Directors

St. Mary Magdalen Parish Council, Former Member

Bar Admission

Michigan

Awards and Recognition

Best Lawyers of America®, Corporate Law

Leading LawyersSM

Michigan Law and Politics, Super Lawyers

Martindale Hubbell Highest AV® Preeminent Rating

Grand Rapids Magazine, Best Lawyers