Brad M. Tomtishen

Mr. Tomtishen has over thirty years experience serving primarily as counsel to clients involved in tax intensive   business transactions. 

 While Mr. Tomtishen has concentrated his practice in   matters of federal taxation, he also has extensive experience   advising organizations and individuals with respect to all   aspects of business transactions. He has served as counsel to   real estate developers in connection with syndications,   negotiation of joint venture and partnership agreements,   acquisitions, financings and tax planning. Since 1993, Mr.   Tomtishen has represented a major syndicator with respect to offerings of interests in its low-income housing tax credit   funds and the acquisition of interests in hundreds of tax credit   properties by those funds. He has also represented developers   and a state housing finance agency in matters involving the   low-income housing tax credit. 

Mr. Tomtishen has acted as bond counsel, special tax   counsel, underwriter’s counsel and borrower’s counsel in various   tax-exempt financing transactions, including particularly   financings in the hospital and health care industries. He was   one of the principal attorneys involved in obtaining the first   rulings from the Internal Revenue Service regarding the tax and   tax-exempt financing implications of joint ventures among   tax-exempt hospitals. He also has advised health care clients   generally as to matters relating to tax-exempt status and the   unrelated business income tax.

Mr. Tomtishen regularly provides advice to  individual clients on issues concerning employee compensation and tax  minimization strategies. 

Brad M. Tomtishen graduated cum laude from  the University of Michigan in 1983 with a Juris Doctor degree and a  Master of Arts degree in applied economics.  He received his  undergraduate degree from Oakland University in 1979 in management with a  concentration in accounting.  Mr. Tomtishen passed the Certified Public  Accountant examination in 1979.  Upon law school graduation, Mr.  Tomtishen joined Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, where he practiced  until formation of the firm.  Mr. Tomtishen was resident in Honigman’s  Tampa office from 1993 to 1995 and was resident in the Detroit office  before and after that period.   Mr. Tomtishen was admitted to the State  Bar of Michigan in 1983 and The Florida Bar in 1992. Mr. Tomtishen has  lectured on various tax topics and has authored articles appearing in  publications including The Tax Exempt Organization Law Review, the  Michigan Tax Lawyer and the Michigan Bar Journal.  Mr. Tomtishen has  been named to the recent edition of The Best Lawyers in America. 

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