George H. Runstadler, III

George H. Runstadler, III: Attorney with Berry Moorman Professional Corporation AV stamp icon
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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.

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 to 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.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Law
  • Probate
  • Tax

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
248-220-3972  Phone
248-645-9680  Phone
University Attended:
Wayne State University, M.B.A., 1968; Wayne State University, B.B.A., 1966
Law School Attended:
University of Detroit, J.D., 1973; Wayne State University, LL.M., Taxation
Year of First Admission:
1974, U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1973, Michigan; 1974, Florida
Oakland County (Member, Tax Committee) and American (Member, Probate and Estate Section) Bar Associations; State Bar of Michigan (Member: Sections on, Tax; Probate and Trust; Chairman, Estates and Trusts Committee, 2003-2004).
Birth Information:
Detroit, Michigan, 1942
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

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Birmingham, Michigan

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