Summary

Arthur is a member of Taft’s Executive Committee (its governing body) and an attorney in our Tax practice group, working closely with our Mergers and Acquisitions, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Finance and Lending, and Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practice groups to provide creative and strategic solutions to the most sophisticated legal issues. He represents a wide range of public and private businesses (including family offices) spanning numerous industries in connection with their merger and acquisition, corporate finance, business planning and corporate governance matters. Using his extensive knowledge of federal, state and local taxation law, he approaches each transaction with a view to achieving the client’s business objectives in the most economic and tax efficient manner. In addition, he has significant experience in all aspects of the structuring and financing of, and buying and selling interests in, REITs.

He is a director of several closely-held companies in the real estate, infrastructure and technology industries, as well as a director of Sun Communities, Inc (NYSE:SUI). Previously, he was a member of the Board of Directors at Talmer Bank (NASDAQ:TLMR), Chemical Bank (NASDAQ:CHFC) and TCF Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select:TCF). He has also held leadership roles in a number of nonprofit and business organizations, including the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (where he served on the executive committee and as its Executive Vice President) and the Jewish Federation & United Jewish Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit (where he served as Co-Chairman of the Best Business Practice Committee and is a former member of the Investment Committee).

Awards

  • Honoree, Best Lawyers in America (2010 — 2022)

  • Honoree, Michigan Super Lawyers (2007 — 2020)

  • Honoree, Top Lawyers, DBusiness (2012 — 2016, 2020, 2021)

  • Honoree, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008)

  • Honoree, Worth Magazine’s Top 100 Attorneys (2008)

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Education

  • New York University School of Law

    LL.M in Taxation

    Master of Business Administration

  • University of Detroit Mercy Law School

    magna cum laude

  • Michigan State University

    M.B.A

    B.A.

Admissions

  • State - Michigan

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association Section of Taxation
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Chemical Bank Board
  • Sun Communities Board

Community Involvement

  • Jewish Federation