Mike Indenbaum counsels clients in tax planning and advising for domestic and international transactions, including business acquisitions, restructurings, and debt recapitalization.


Practice Areas


Prior Experience

  • Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., Principal, 1991-2006; Associate, 1986-1990; Leader, Federal Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group, 2000-2006






  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1995-2024
    • Recognized in practice areas of Tax Law and Litigation and Controversy - Tax
    • Detroit Tax Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2018
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006-2023
    • Recognized as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers, 2009-2012
  • Law Bulletin Media
    • Leading Lawyers, Tax Law: Business, 2017, 2023-2024
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010-2017, 2019, and 2022-2024
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Taxation Section, Tax Council
    • Corporate Tax Committee, Past Chairman
  • Detroit Bar Association
  • Anti-defamation League of B'nai B'rith, Board of Directors
  • America-Israel Chamber of Commerce of Michigan, Board of Directors

News & Insights


  • Honigman’s Michael A. Indenbaum mentioned in Detroit Free Press article, “Tax-exempt groups could be abusing status, expert says”
    Media |


  • Frequent lecturer on tax issues for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Walsh College, Washtenaw Community College, Wayne State University, and Lorman Education Services


  • Buying and Selling a Business in Michigan, Second Edition, Tax Considerations Chapter
  • Partnerships
    Publication | Michigan Business Formbook, The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2nd Edition |
  • Tax Matters
    Publication | Buying and Selling a Business in Michigan, The Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 2nd Edition |
  • Characterization of Distributions in Connection with S Corporation
    Publication | Journal of S Corporation Taxation, Warren, Gorham and Lamont | Winter 1996
  • Tax-exempt Organizations and Section 514: The Taxation of Income Generated by Bond Reserve Funds and Similar Accounts
    Publication | Journal of Real Estate Taxation | Winter 1992
  • Tax Issues of Corporate Restructuring of Indebtedness and Recapitalization
    Publication | Tax Ideas, Warren, Gorham and Lamont |
  • The Use of Securities in a Corporate Organization--A Post Mortem
    Publication | Michigan Bar Journal |
  • Tax-exempt Entities and Limited Partnerships: Section 514(c)(E)'s Inadequate Response to the Problem of Unrelated Debt-financed Income
    Publication | Journal of Real Estate Taxation | Fall 1990
  • Buying and Selling a Business
  • Tax Issues of Buying and Selling a Business
    Publication | Institute of Continuing Legal Education
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