Mark Pendery is an experienced litigator who began his legal career with the Internal Revenue Service handling high-profile cases in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice. He focuses his practice on white collar investigations and complex business and tax matters and represents clients in both federal and state courts in proceedings involving federal agencies and various local tax agencies. His clients cover a wide range of industries, such as manufacturing, healthcare, and agriculture.

  • Successfully handles business disputes, contract disputes, shareholder attacks, and complex financial and valuation issues
  • Handles significant federal and state investigations
  • Guides clients through IRS and state examinations and prepares administrative claims and objections
  • Litigates white collar criminal cases
  • Litigates tax and tax-related disputes
  • Handles property tax issues and valuations for large corporate clients



Representative Matters

  • Petitioned the U.S. Tax Court on behalf of a top agricultural industry client after an audit and assessment of significant tax liability in which the IRS conceded before trial
  • Represented a client in a tax shelter matter in which the IRS conceded the case based on a technicality found in the case documents




Court Admissions



The Best Lawyers in America

  •  Recognized in the areas of
    • Litigation and Controversy, 2023
    • Tax Law, 2023

Professional & Community Involvement

State Bar of Michigan

State Bar of Kentucky

State Bar of Ohio

Grand Rapids Bar Association

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