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George H. Runstadler III

George H. Runstadler III

Birmingham OfficeGeorge H. Runstadler III
Tel: (248) 645-9680
Fax: (248) 645-1233
Email: [javascript protected email address]

Practice Areas
Business and Corporate Organization, Planning and Governance
Civil Litigation
Elder Law
Estate and Tax Planning
Mergers and Acquisitions
Probate and Trust Administration
Real Estate
Tax Controversies

B.B.A., Wayne State University
J.D., University of Detroit
L.M.M. Taxation, Wayne State University
M.B.A., Wayne State University

State Bar of Michigan
State Bar of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
U.S. Tax Court


Mr. Runstadler has successfully represented numerous business concerns involved in joint ventures, licensing, manufacturing, retail, service and insurance sales. His material involvement included tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, entity organization, agreements among owners as to succession, taxes, contract negotiation with employees and other concerns, financial aspects of operations of both emerging and distressed companies. Mr. Runstadler has also had extensive involvement with tax controversies at the audit, appellate and tax court stages. A major component of his practice is his estate planning practice which includes the design and preparation of estate plans, succession planning, charitable planning, probate and trust administration, taxes and litigation.

His professional involvements include membership in Michigan, Florida and American Bar Associations (Probate and Estate Section). He has extensive experience teaching at advanced levels for a number of institutions of higher learning: Currently he is an Adjunct Professor at both Thomas Cooley Law School, LLM program and Walsh College in its Masters program. Previously, he was an Adjunct Professor at the Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State Law School). He has authored and presented material for the Michigan Bar Association, International Institute of Certified Financial Planners, Michigan Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education and numerous other organizations, both professional and private.

Mr. Runstadler has been recognized as a TOP LAWYER in corporate law by dbusiness and “Best of Detroit-Metro Detroit” in estate planning by Hour magazine as well as consistently rated AV by Martindale Hubbell.

2010 Year-End Income Tax Considerations (November 2010)

Michigan Business Tax Alert (December 2007)

Liabilities that are not Limited in Limited Liability Companies (November 2002)