George J. Christopoulos

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Biography

George J. Christopoulos has more than 30 years of experience in business law. A Certified Public Accountant as well as an attorney, George focuses primarily on the areas of mergers and acquisitions, taxation, business law and estate planning.

Bio

George is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and co-chairs the firm’s Business & Corporate Law Department.

George regularly advises clients in a variety of areas, including mergers and acquisitions, business formation and succession planning, taxation, general corporate and real estate matters, shareholder disputes, estate planning and transactional matters.

A lecturer and speaker on a variety of business law and taxation topics, George is also the author of many articles and publications. He co-wrote the book, “ Michigan Limited Liability Companies,” a publication of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Michigan.

George holds a master of law degree in taxation and was ranked among The Best Lawyers in America, by Woodward/White, Inc., in the area of tax law.

George holds a master of law degree in taxation and was ranked among The Best Lawyers in America, by Woodward/White, Inc. in the area of tax law.

Insights & News

August 15, 2018

15 lawyers from Kerr Russell were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019

A total of 15 lawyers from Kerr Russell have been named to the prestigious 2019 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America . The award is given annually in recognition of being named as part of the “top legal talent in the U.S.”

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.

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.

January 3, 2018

Kerr Russell highlighted in Best Lawyers - Business, Winter 2017 issue

Look for Kerr Russell attorneys and advertising (pages 92-95) in the Best Lawyers - Business, Winter 2017 issue. Earlier in 2017, a number of Kerr Russell's attorneys and practice areas were honored with U.S. News and World Report Best Lawyers recognition.

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.

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 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.

August 21, 2017

17 lawyers from Kerr Russell were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2018

A total of 17 lawyers from Kerr Russell have been named to the prestigious 2018 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America . The award is given annually in recognition of being named as part of the “top legal talent in the U.S.”

August 10, 2017

A culture of giving

If you want to know how a firm can thrive for over 140 years in a city that has faced considerable challenges, walk through the door of Kerr Russell’s suite on the 25th floor of the Detroit Center and get a feel for the people.

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Automotive Industry Group
  • Business and Corporate Law
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Estate and Trust Planning and Administration
  • Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Michigan Business Court Litigation
  • Taxation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
313-961-0200  Phone
313-961-0388  Fax
www.kerr-russell.com
University Attended:
Michigan State University, B.A., 1979
Law School Attended:
Wayne State University, J.D., cum laude, 1983; Wayne State University, LL.M., Taxation, 1987
Year of First Admission:
1983
Admission:
1983, Michigan; 1994, Florida
Memberships:

Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

Florida State Bar

American Bar Association

Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Birth Information:
1957
ISLN:
908389658

Peer Reviews

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