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State Bar of Michigan

American Bar Association

Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Chair of the Mergers & Acquisition Task Force, Member of Curriculum Task Force

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Trustee/Treasurer Grosse Ile Township School District

Board Member/Treasurer of The Guidance Center

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Michigan


Wayne State University Law School, J.D.

  • cum laude
  • Order of the Coif

University of Michigan, B.A.

  • with high honors

John D. Gatti


John D. Gatti has more than 20 years of experience in business law and the laws of taxation. A Certified Public Accountant as well as an attorney, John concentrates his practice in the areas of taxation, mergers and acquisitions, business law, real estate law, and estate planning. He serves as the firm's administrative partner and chairs the firm’s Taxation Practice Group.

John regularly advises clients in a variety of areas including mergers and acquisitions, business formations, succession planning, real estate, joint ventures and general corporate matters.

He has extensive experience involving a variety of federal, state and multi-state income and franchise tax issues relating to corporate, partnership and limited liability company acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings. John advises on a wide range of tax issues including Subchapters C, K and S, consolidated returns, income tax accounting and captive insurance companies.

John currently sits on the Board of Directors and serves as Treasurer for The Guidance Center in addition to acting as Treasurer and Trustee for the Grosse Ile Township school district.

Prior to joining the firm, John served at a nationally recognized accounting firm specializing in the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and provided tax advice to clients in various industries including the automotive, transportation, publishing, food manufacturing and health care segments.

John has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America© and DBusiness' "Top Lawyers."

Representative Matters

Purchases and sales of automotive suppliers

Sale of various divisions of durable medical equipment retailer

Sale of a food manufacturing company

Establishment of joint ventures for manufacturers

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