We are proud to announce that two of our attorneys are listed in the 21st edition of The Best Lawyers in America© published by U.S. News & World Report. Lynn Brimer was selected for her expertise in Tax Litigation and Controversy. Additionally, she has been chosen by her peers as the 2014-15 Lawyer of the Year for metro Detroit’s 2015 for Litigation and Controversy – Tax. Norman Hyman was cited by The Best Lawyers in America for his expertise in land use and zoning law.
Brimer is the only tax lawyer in southeast Michigan to receive the prestigious Lawyer of the Year designation for litigation and controversy. The rare honor is only conferred upon one attorney in the Detroit metropolitan area. This is the eighth consecutive year Brimer, a partner at the firm, has been included in the Best Lawyers list.
She is the practice group leader for the firm’s creditors’ rights and litigation practice groups. Brimer has over 24 years of experience as a bankruptcy and tax attorney. Her expertise spans all phases of bankruptcy and tax controversy, including defense of tax audits and litigation before both the Michigan Tax Tribunal and the United States Tax Court of technical tax issues. She also provides expertise in resolving tax collection disputes, such as issues with levies and liens and payment plans with federal, state and local taxing authorities.
Hyman represents a broad spectrum of developer and individual clients in matters of zoning and land use planning and has participated in numerous environmental and zoning cases in Michigan courts, including several cases before the Michigan Supreme Court. In addition to his experience in land use and zoning issues, Hyman has represented homeowners’ associations and has served as special counsel to several municipalities on matters of zoning and land use.
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