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Michael B. Shapiro

Of Counsel


University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • magna cum laude; Order of the Coif
Kent State University, B.B.A.
  • Accounting
  • summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

Professional Affiliations

Institute of Property Taxation, 1986-present

Michigan Senate Citizens Property Tax Commission, 1986-1987

State Bar of Michigan

  • Business Law Section
  • Taxation Section

American Property Tax Counsel, Firm Representative

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Mr. Shapiro is a real estate tax appeals attorney who successfully counsels commercial and industrial clients and business owners in state and local taxation matters.  With more than 40 years of experience, Mr. Shapiro frequently lectures on property tax assessment matters.  He has delivered presentations for the Georgetown University Law Center's Institute on State and Local Taxation, the Annual Conference of the Institute of Property Taxation, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Estate Section, the National Association of Accountants, the Michigan State Chamber of Commerce, the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, the Michigan Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and other professional organizations.

  • Possesses particular experience in ad valorem taxation, including counseling, tax planning, trial and appellate representation
  • Guides clients' mergers, diversifications, investments, acquisitions and restructuring both within the state of Michigan and in other jurisdictions

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Press Releases


Seminars & Events

  • Property Tax Assessment, State and Local Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center's Institute, Lecturer
  • Property Tax Assessment, Institute of Property Taxation Annual Conference, Lecturer
  • Property Tax Assessment, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Lecturer
  • Property Tax Assessment, State Bar of Michigan, Real Property Law Section, Lecturer
  • Property Tax Assessment, National Association of Accountants, Lecturer
  • Property Tax Assessment, Michigan State Chamber of Commerce, Lecturer
  • Property Tax Assessment, Detroit Bar Association, Lecturer
  • Property Tax Assessment, Michigan Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Lecturer
  • Property Tax Assessment, American Property Tax Counsel, Lecturer


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2017
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2007-2016
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010-2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated 
  • The American Lawyer Magazine
    • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in 'Taxation Law'
  • Beta Alpha Psi
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Beta Gamma Sigma