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 practices as well as past member of the Board of Directors from 2001 to 2005



Academic Appointments

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






  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1991-2023
    • Recognized in practice areas of Tax Law and Litigation and Controversy - Tax
    • Detroit Litigation and Controversy - Tax "Lawyer of the Year," 2013
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2010-2018, 2022
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2006-2018
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
    • Recognized in practice areas of:
      • Tax Law: Business
      • Tax Law: Individual
      • Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • 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
  • Forgotten Harvest
    • Board of Directors, 2005-2012
  • Detroit Skating Club
    • Excellence Fund Board of Directors, 1997-2001

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