Thomas E. Dew

Thomas E. Dew (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Thomas E. Dew

Attorney in Ann Arbor, MI
Thomas E. Dew has extensive experience in advising clients in all areas of federal tax law, including income tax, corporate tax, partnership tax, employee benefits, estate and gift taxation and the organization and operation of tax-exempt organizations (both private foundations and public charities). Mr. Dew has over 25 years' experience handling tax disputes, appeals and United States Tax Court litigation. Mr. Dew also has extensive experience in counseling "start-up" and emerging business entities; arranging business financing (including venture capital negotiations and equity private placements); mergers and acquisitions; business purchases and sales and business succession planning. He also serves as general counsel to numerous small and mid-size corporations and limited liability companies. In addition to his business and tax practice, Mr. Dew has extensive experience in estate and trust administration; assists clients in asset protection planning; and designs and implements highly sophisticated estate planning of all kinds. Mr. Dew has over five years experience with the Internal Revenue Service; serving both as a Revenue Officer responsible for the collection of unpaid federal taxes and later as a Revenue Agent, specializing in the examination of federal estate tax and gift tax returns. He also has six years experience as a Vice-President at the Ann Arbor Trust Company (now KeyBank), handling estate planning, estate administration and trust tax matters. Mr. Dew is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Washtenaw County Bar Association (where he is a past Chairperson of the Tax Section), the Washtenaw Estate Planning Council (where he is a past President), and the New Enterprise Forum. He also has served as an investigator for the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission and is the Chairman of the Washtenaw County discipline hearing panel of the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board. He is a
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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Taxation Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Business Law
  • Business Succession Planning

Overall Client Rating

in Taxation and Trusts and Estates
4.0 out of 5.0
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  • Last reviewed on 03/15/12
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4.8 out of 5.0
Whatever you ask of Tom gets done immediately.

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Experience & Credentials

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Admission Details
Admitted in 1974, Michigan and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
1980, U.S. Tax Court
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Law School Attended
Michigan State University College of Law
Class of 1974
University Attended
University of Michigan
Class of 1969
Birth Information
Born in 1947
Detroit, Michigan, 1947
Associations & Memberships
Washtenaw County Bar Association; State Bar of Michigan; Washtenaw Estate Planning Council; Planned Giving Roundtable of Southeast Michigan (Professional Advisory Committee); Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.
Bar Fellowship
of the Michigan State Bar Foundation and his biography is listed in Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in America. He also has served as the President of the Ann Arbor Public Housing Commission as is a former Trustee of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor. Mr. Dew frequently lectures for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and other groups on various tax and estate planning subjects. Fellow: State Bar of Michigan Foundation.

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Firm Address
DeLoof, Hopper, Dever & Wright, PLLC
301 N. Main Street, Suite 250,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Thomas E. Dew
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DeLoof, Hopper, Dever & Wright, PLLC
301 N. Main Street, Suite 250,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104