Attorney Charles J. Ladd earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan in 1963. In 1964 he added a Masters of Business Administration in Accounting, again at the University of Michigan. Mr. Ladd then earned his Certified Public Accountant’s designation, and practiced at both national and regional accounting firms. Mr. Ladd earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1971. Since passing the Michigan Bar in 1972, Mr. Ladd has for over 30 years experience in dealing with federal, state and local tax matters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Mr. Ladd’s accounting background led him to practice tax law, including income tax planning, preparation of income tax, gift tax and estate tax returns, estate planning, representing taxpayers in audits or disputes with the Internal Revenue Service or the Michigan Department of Treasury, and in collection matters, liens and levies. Of particular interest to Mr. Ladd are complex income and estate tax problems, and the taxation and administration involved in probating wills and in operating trusts.
Mr. Ladd’s interest in accounting and tax law led naturally into related areas: business law, real estate, estate planning and estate document preparation and the taxation and operation of trusts and probate. Mr. Ladd’s book Incorporating a Small Business in Michigan, was published by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Ann Arbor for use by other attorneys.
Mr. Ladd is a member of the Tax Section, the Probate Section and the Real Estate Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He chaired the Tax Section of the Washtenaw County Bar Association for several years. He maintains his currency in the law through attending regular Continuing Professional Education seminars and conferences. Mr. Ladd has successfully completed the rigorous Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Probate and Estate Planning Certification program.
Mr. Ladd is licensed to practice before all Michigan courts, the Michigan Department of Treasury, the Michigan Tax Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Tax Court and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.