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Katz ’88 Joins Detroit Law Firm

Donald Katz has joined the Detroit office of the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C., as a senior attorney in the business and finance practice group, where he is involved with business planning, banking, and financial services. In addition, he serves as deputy director of the firm's new Aviation and Transportation Practice Group. Katz is a member of the Hobart Class of 1988. The press release from the firm is below.

Attorney Joins Firm and Heads New Practice Group
Donald L. Katz has joined the Detroit office of the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. as a senior attorney in the Business and Finance Practice Group where he is involved with business planning, banking, and financial services. In addition, he serves as deputy director of the firm's new Aviation and Transportation Practice Group.

He also possesses a strong background in taxation, particularly sales and use tax, federal excise and fuel taxes, business and transactional tax planning, and real and tangible property taxes.

Prior to joining Miller Canfield, he was a tax associate and vice-chairman of the Aviation Practice Group with the Detroit law firm of Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer and Weiss, P.C. His past experience also includes portfolio manager and registered investment advisor with Katz & Company/American Investment Services, New York/Michigan; municipal bond broker with Lebenthal & Company, New York; president of Papa's Manhattan Pasta Company, New York; and securities broker with A. G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., New York.
He received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law, and his undergraduate degree in comparative literature from Hobart College.

He is a member of the American Bar Association (Taxation and Business Law Sections), State Bar of Michigan (Taxation and Aviation Sections), Oakland County Bar Association, National Business Aviation Association, and Michigan Business Aviation Association.

In 2002, Katz was named Pro Bono Attorney of the Quarter by Community Legal Resources for successful representation of several nonprofit housing corporations involving various tax matters and federal civil rights and fair housing issues. He has published numerous articles on the topics of taxation, aviation, and e-commerce.

He resides in Beverly Hills, Michigan with his wife and daughter.

The 300-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. was established in Detroit in 1852 and has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Pensacola, Florida, Washington, D.C., Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Katowice, and Warsaw, Poland.