Cody’s experience includes assisting clients will all aspects of buying and selling businesses, including tax planning and structuring. He also helps clients with entity formation, including evaluating, choosing, and implementing the right partnership, corporate, or non-profit structure depending on the client’s business and tax objectives. In addition, Cody assists clients in connection with different finance transactions such as conventional lending, bonds, and tax credit transactions, among others. He also helps clients with various aspects of tax planning, including counsel related to qualified opportunity zones and setting up qualified opportunity funds, and Income Tax Code Section 119A pass through deduction planning.
Prior to joining Kerr Russell, Cody served as a tax associate with an international “Big 4” accounting firm where he advised on various aspects of federal, state and local taxation. Cody assisted with tax advisory relating to corporate restructurings and mergers and acquisitions. He was also involved with credits and incentives such as working with local community development entities in applying for new market tax credit allocations. Cody also has significant tax controversy experience including petitioning the Michigan Tax Tribunal and assisting with defending clients before the IRS and State of Michigan. Previously, Cody worked as a tax associate for a boutique tax controversy law firm in Southfield, Michigan.
Cody graduated from Wayne State University Law School where he was a member of The Wayne Law Review , Transactional Law Competition and Environmental Law Clinic. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration with a major in accounting from Wayne State University (cum laude).
Insights & News
September 25, 2018
Kerr Russell's Wayne State alumni gather for presentation from law school dean
We had a full house for a presentation from Wayne State University Law School’s Dean Richard A. Bierschbach. Kerr Russell has a long and proud history of Wayne Law Warriors practicing here. Thank you to Kerr Russell's Mark Stasa and Laina Van Wyke and Wayne Law's Duc Abrahamson for organizing.
August 17, 2018
2018 Associates Golf Outing - a good (and rainy) time had by all
Our 2018 Associates Golf Outing, held at The Links of Novi, was a smashing success and a great teambuilding experience - a good (and rainy) time was had by all.
August 7, 2018
Cody Attisha contributes Choice-of-Entity in a New Business Landscape to Corp! Magazine's July/August 2018 issue
Kerr Russell associate Cody Attisha (taxation) contributes the article Choice-of-Entity in a New Business Landscape to Corp! Magazine's July/August 2018 issue. Member John Gatti (taxation) collaborated with Cody on the piece.
March 29, 2018
Detroit Public Television's PBSNewsHour and Nightly Business Report to be sponsored by Kerr Russell
Kerr Russell is pleased to support Detroit Public Television, and, beginning April 2, the following spot will air during PBS NewsHour (weekdays, 6-7 pm) and the Nightly Business Report (weekdays, 7-7:30 pm). View the spot here.
March 16, 2018
IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Coming to an End
On March 13, 2018, the IRS announced that it is ending the 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) on September 28, 2018.
February 26, 2018
Kerr Russell's latest ad Driven By Results debuts in Crain's M&A, Biggest Deals issue this week
Kerr Russell's latest ad Driven By Results debuts in Crain's M&A, Biggest Deals issue this week. The ad emphasizes the firm's 143-year presence in Detroit as part of the larger business and legal community. We understand the region. We know what moves Michigan. We are committed to the community.
February 14, 2018
Kerr Russell lunch and learn with Sterling Insurance Group
Kerr Russell hosted a lunch and learn on February 14 with Brandon Horrocks (certified risk architect), Joan Giffels, and team from Sterling Insurance Group. They facilitated a robust dialogue about assessing and mitigating client risk as well as rep and warranty issues.
January 26, 2018
Download Kerr Russell's updated firm brochure and overview of services
Kerr Russell is proud of Detroit. We are proud to have had a seat at the table here since 1874. Our exceptional attorneys understand the unique challenges facing business leaders. Our legal solutions are prompt, accurate, economical, and focused around your needs in every area. We know Michigan business like the back of our hands.
January 15, 2018
Influencing the Legal Landscape - new Kerr Russell ad to appear in dbusiness
Kerr Russell introduces the third ad in the new Est. in Detroit 1874 series: Influencing the legal landscape. The piece emphasizes the firm's 143-year presence in Detroit as part of the larger business and legal community. We don't sit on the sidelines. We are active in industry groups and we're driving legislative change. We are leaders in the law.
December 18, 2017
Kerr Russell team makes holiday donations to Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Wigs 4 Kids, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor, and Children's Hospital of Michigan
One of our traditions here at Kerr Russell is to hold a holiday raffle to benefit three local charities as well as to conduct a toy drive for local children. This year's raffle (many of the beautiful and festive prizes picture here) raised a record total of $3,450 which will be divided equally among three organizations: Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan, Inc., and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor.
December 12, 2017
Detroit Legal News coverage of recent additions to Kerr Russell family
Thanks to the Detroit Legal News for this exceptional coverage of the new additions to our Kerr Russell legal team: associates Cody Attisha, Derek Boyd, Andrew Eurich, and Stephen Reaume as well as paralegal Paul Burkett, legal assistant Jill Clinard and administrative staff Heather Kalfayan.
December 5, 2017
Kerr Russell attorneys attend dbusiness Breakfast Series, featuring David Littmann
Kerr Russell sponsored the December 5 DBusiness Magazine Breakfast Series at the Gem/Century Theatres, which featured an economic forecast from Comerica Bank's David Littmann.
December 1, 2017
Kerr Russell welcomes new associate Cody Attisha - taxation law, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions
Kerr Russell is pleased to welcome new associate Cody Attishato the team. Cody's practice will focus on taxation law, corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Kerr Russell, Cody served as a tax associate with an international “Big 4” accounting firm where he advised on various aspects of federal, state and local taxation. Cody assisted with tax advisory relating to corporate restructurings and mergers and acquisitions.
November 30, 2017
Merry and bright ... Kerr Russell welcomes the holiday season
It's a time to celebrate, reflect and remember. However you mark the holidays, we hope your days are filled with warmth and thankfulness, good times, and endless cheer. As another year draws to a close, we at Kerr Russell are grateful to you. You give purpose to our work and add meaning to our relationships. Your trust is a cherished gift. Enjoy these images as we get our offices ready to celebrate the holiday season. Design by Mandy Lark of Lark Interior Design.
November 17, 2017
Detroit Legal News: Friday Feature: Law firm's space redesign invokes Detroit past, present, and future
Thanks to the Detroit Legal News for their coverage of Kerr Russell's Detroit-centric space redesign.
November 16, 2017
Culture of Connection - new Kerr Russell ad to appear in Michigan Lawyers Weekly and dbusiness
Kerr Russell introduces the second ad in the new Est. in Detroit 1874 series: A culture of connection. The piece emphasizes the firm's 143-year presence in Detroit as part of the larger business and legal community. We are relationship focused. We know our people and our clients are the lifeblood of our firm.
November 3, 2017
Kerr Russell launches new advertising in upcoming issues of dbusiness and Crain's Detroit
With this month's issue of dbusiness, focused on Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Kerr Russell launches its new brand advertising with A Track Record of Results. Working with Identity Public Relations and Marketing, Kerr Russell's marketing team developed the creative to emphasize the firm's longstanding place in Detroit's legal and business history.
November 1, 2017
Kerr Russell ranked in the 2018 U.S. News - Best Lawyers Best Law Firms list nationally in 1 practice area and regionally in 17 practice areas
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the eighth consecutive year, announce the Best Law Firms rankings.
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