Thomas S. Nowinski

Of Counsel


500 Woodward Ave
Suite 3500
Detroit, MI 48226
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Fax: 313.309.6844
Practice Areas
Estate Planning & Probate
Areas of Emphasis
Charitable PlanningProperty Tax ServicesTrusts & EstatesWills
Tax Exempt Organizations
International Legal Services
J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1974
B.S.M.E, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, Michigan, 1968
State Bar Licenses
Institute for Professionals in Taxation
State Bar of Michigan, Section on Taxation, State and Local Taxation Committtee

Thomas S. Nowinski

Of Counsel

Thomas S. Nowinski serves as "Of Counsel" in the firm's Personal Legal Services Practice Group. He is a tax specialist with a broad background in counseling businesses and individuals in tax and financial matters.

Thomas' practice in the field of taxation encompasses federal and state income taxes, the federal estate and gift tax, and the Michigan Business Tax. He coordinates the firm's activities in the area of state and local taxation, with particular emphasis on the negotiation and litigation of property tax disputes. In conjunction with members of the firm's Litigation Practice Group, he tried to a successful conclusion one of the largest real and personal property tax cases in Michigan Tax Tribunal history, resulting in a judgment in favor of the taxpayer of almost $40 million.

Thomas' tax and business expertise also extends to organizing and structuring corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies; implementing business acquisitions, combinations, and dispositions; and advising on the domestic and international tax ramifications of these transactions. He has counseled clients on complex business transactions arising in Canada, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. Thomas also maintains an active practice in the areas of personal law and estate planning, and is knowledgeable in the advantageous uses of wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and charitable and family gift programs.

Thomas is an active supporter of the firm's pro bono program, and was the first recipient of the Steven H. Tobocman Award for Outstanding Volunteerism, awarded by Community Legal Resources, a legal services organization. Thomas and his wife reside in Grosse Pointe Park.