Bill Acker is a shareholder, director and corporate vice president. He maintains an “AV” peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest peer review rating for attorneys. He was also selected for inclusion in the 2010-2019 issues of Michigan Super Lawyers magazine featuring the top 5% of attorneys in Michigan in the practice area of Estate Planning & Probate. He has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the fields of Litigation & Controversy – Tax; Tax Law; Trusts and Estates; and Real Estate Law (Copyright 2019 by Woodward/White, Inc., of SC) and was named the Best Lawyers® 2019 Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Troy. Additionally, Mr. Acker was selected by a vote of his peers to be included in DBusiness magazine’s list of Top Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2017 and 2018 in the practice area of Tax Law. He was also selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Taxation Law by American Lawyer Media.
An expert in business and taxation matters, he has authored numerous articles on tax and estate planning strategies for owners of real property; workouts and debt restructuring; tax deferred like-kind exchanges of property; partnership; state property tax and other tax matters for the Journal of Taxation, and the State Bar of Michigan Real Property Section’s professional journal, The Real Property Review.
His articles also appear in the Wayne Law Review, and State Bar of Michigan Taxation Section’s professional journal, the Michigan Tax Lawyer.
He is a frequent lecturer on the tax impact of federal tax legislation on real estate development, financing, investment and ownership, as well as the structuring of real estate and other business and joint commercial ventures. He speaks at seminars sponsored by the American Bar Association, Michigan’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Real Property Section of the State Bar, the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and for other professional groups of real estate attorneys, tax attorneys and certified public accountants.