Rick Soble focuses his practice on advising individuals and businesses on a vast range of federal income tax issues and counsels them in planning to minimize their taxation on day-to-day commercial operations and in transactions.

  • Possesses more than 40 years of experience in structuring business ventures to accomplish clients' business goals and representing their interests in adjudications, audits and appeals
  • Author and co-author of numerous scholarly articles and accounting-profession journal columns, work on the taxation of partnerships, and pension-related claims in bankruptcy have been widely published



Academic Appointments

  • Wayne State University Law School, Instructor
  • Wayne State University Law School, Master's Degree in Tax Law Program, Former instructor






  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2003-2022
    • Recognized in practice area of Tax Law
    • Troy Tax Lawyer of the Year, 2016, 2022
    • Detroit Tax Lawyer of the Year, 2012
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006-2019
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010-2017, 2022
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Tax Law: Business
      • Tax Law: Individual
  • Honored by The BTI Consulting Group as a Client Service All-Star, 2015 and 2016
  • Law360 Tax MVP, 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Professional & Community Involvement

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Section of Taxation, Past Council Member
    • Section of Tax, Committee on International Tax and Partnership Tax, Past Chair

News & Insights


  • Michael D. DuBay, Evan J. Leibhan, Richard S. Soble and Alexander S. Whang are mentioned as counsel to US LBM Holdings in the Law360 article "PE Firm Kelso & Co. Joins US LBM Holdings Ownership Group"
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  • Richard S. Soble is featured in the DBusiness article “Honigman Partner Named Tops In Client Service”
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  • Michael D. DuBay, Evan J. Leibhan, Matthew J. Moussiaux and Richard S. Soble are mentioned as counsel for Revelstoke Capital Partners in the Deal Pipeline article “Revelstoke Capital acquires Encore Rehabilitation”
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  • Richard S. Soble is featured in the Law360 article “Tax MVP: Richard S. Soble”
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  • Richard S. Soble is quoted in the Tax Notes Today article, “Trust material participation decision will significantly affect NII tax”
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