Charles J. Taunt

Mr. Taunt founded the Firm in 1974. His vision was to unite a group of professionals who shared his dedication to providing the finest legal services to individuals and businesses. The Firm’s reputation as one of the most respected law firms in southeastern Michigan is due to his dedication and unwavering commitment to the highest standard of service and responsiveness to clients. Chuck is committed to a team atmosphere and constantly mentors the Firm’s attorneys and staff. Chuck has extensive legal experience in several areas, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions and business planning
  • Estate planning and administration and asset protection
  • Restructuring of obligations to creditors
  • Bankruptcy reorganization and divestiture and liquidation of distressed business
  • Commercial litigation

The Firm’s merger and acquisition experience includes transactions in Europe and the Pacific Rim.  Chuck has represented clients throughout the country and has served as general counsel to both business and non-profit organizations.

Chuck has served as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee since 1986. He is regularly appointed as a Case Evaluator for the Oakland County Circuit Court and as a Receiver by State and Federal Judges.  Mr. Taunt has acted as a Special Investigator and Volunteer Arbitrator to the State Bar’s Attorney Grievance Commission since 1985 and was an Instructor of Business Law at Detroit College of Business.  He regularly volunteers his time and expertise to private educational institutions and other non-profit agencies.

Chuck completed the Institute of Continuing Legal Education's Probate and Estate Planning Certificate program and the Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute.
Bachelor of Science, Michigan State University
Juris Doctor, Detroit College of Law
State Bar of Michigan
Federal Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
Oakland County Bar Association
Brother Rice High School; General Counsel; Former Chairman and current Member, Board of Directors; Former President of Alumni Association
North Oakland Medical Center Foundation, Past Director
Member of City of Detroit Turnaround Team under Mayor Dennis W. Archer
Director of Forward Michigan Foundation
Martindale-Hubbell AV rating, Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards continuously since 1985
Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2008 - 2017, representing top 5% of Michigan lawyers
Named one of DBusiness Detroit Top Lawyers 2010
Brother Rice High School, Distinguished Alumnus 2008
Licensed Private Pilot, Instrument Rated