New York University School of Law, LL.M.
  • with highest honors; Kenneson Fellow
  • Tax Law Review, Editor
Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
  • magna cum laude
  • Wayne Law Review, 1972-1973
Wayne State University, B.A.
  • with distinction

Bar Admissions

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

  • Taxation Section
    • Council Member, 1985-1992
    • Secretary/Treasurer, 1989-1990
    • Vice Chairperson, 1990-1991
    • Chairperson, 1991-1992
    • Committee on Corporations
      • Chairperson, 1985-1986
  • Real Property Law Section
    • Committee on Federal Tax Aspects of Real Estate Transactions
      • Chairperson, 1986-1989

American College of Tax Counsel

  • Fellow
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Roger Cook successfully counsels business, individual, and tax-exempt clients in taxation, estate planning, tax appeals, executive compensation, and related matters. 

  • Advises clients on the tax and business law aspects of commercial operations, domestic and international transactions, and investments
  • Served in firm leadership as past chairperson of the Tax and Trusts and Estates Departments, as well as on the Board of Directors from 2001 to 2005


Forgotten Harvest

  • Board of Directors, 2005-2012

Detroit Skating Club

  • Excellence Fund Board of Directors, 1997-2001

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Press Releases

Seminars & Events


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1991-2017
    • Named 2013 Detroit Litigation and Controversy - Tax Lawyer of the Year
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010-2016
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006-2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated 

Academic Appointments

  • Wayne State University Law School, Taxation, adjunct professor, 1987-2008