American Bankruptcy Institute Steven W. Rhodes Consumer Bankruptcy Conference

Erika D. Hart spoke at the annual American Bankruptcy Institute Steven W. Rhodes Consumer Bankruptcy Conference attended by hundreds of bankruptcy and insolvency lawyers and other professionals every year.  Erika spoke on a panel that included Bankruptcy Judge Scott W. Dales and Judge Terrence A. Keith about mental health issues and bankruptcy.  Erika is also a member […]


The Taunt Law Firm would like to announce that attorney Matthew L. Boyd has joined the Firm.  Matt comes to us from Kuhn Rogers PLC in Traverse City, Michigan where he practiced for six years focusing on bankruptcy and insolvency matters, civil litigation (both State and Federal courts), business transactions, asset protection, and contested probate […]

2019 Michigan Probate & Estate Planning Institute

In June 2019, for the 6th year, Erika D. Hart attended Michigan ICLE’s Probate & Estate Planning Institute in order to keep current on trends in the probate and estate planning field.  This year, the program took a deep dive into how to address real property held in trust or through the probate system.  In […]

Collision Course: Protecting Against Bankruptcy’s Impact in Other Practice Areas

On May 9, 2019, attorney Dean Nelson was a member of a panel discussion hosted by the Oakland County Bar Association and Consumer Bankruptcy Association titled Collision Course:  Protecting Against Bankruptcy’s Impact in Other Practice Areas.  Moderated by Chief Bankruptcy Judge Phil Shefferly, Dean and three other panelists discussed various related topics in an event […]

SBA Loan Workouts

On May 9, 2018 Erika Hart was a panelist for the Turnaround Management Association on the topic of SBA loan workouts, specifically speaking as to the options available for guarantors of SBA loans in an insolvency or workout situation.  Erika has worked with individual guarantors to address their SBA guaranties – navigating the impact on […]

Operation Good Cheer

On Saturday December 2, 2017, Chuck Taunt and his friend John Birney participated in  Operation Good Cheer headquartered at the Oakland County International Airport.  Operation Good Cheer brings over 20,000 gifts to more than 6,400 foster children in Michigan.  More than 270 private planes were used to distribute the gifts to airports in Kalamazoo, Alpena, […]

Premier Pet Supply

Premier Pet Supply headquartered in Beverly Hills recently celebrated its 25th anniversary by donating 25,000 pounds of pet food to 5 local shelters including the Michigan Animal Rescue League and the Michigan Humane Society.  During the past 12 months Premier has expanded its business from its original location to include new facilities in Rochester Hills, […]

Michigan Super Lawyers

Three attorneys in our office were named in 2017 Michigan Super Lawyers.  Erika D. Hart was named Super Lawyers, Dean R. Nelson, Jr. and Matthew P. Taunt, were named Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Erika has been named a Super Lawyer for 5 years in a row, since 2013.  Matt has been a Rising Star for three […]

Annual Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute

Again this year, Chuck Taunt attended the Annual Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute in South Bend, Indiana on October 27th, 28th, and 29th. This nationally recognized conference features presentations by experts from around the country on tax, estate planning, and administration.  Featured speakers this year included Catherine Hughes, Deputy Director of the of […]

Extended Statute of Limitations Where IRS is a Creditor

Under Michigan law, a creditor – and a bankruptcy trustee by extension of the strong arm powers of 11 U.S.C. §544 – has a six year statute of limitations to avoid fraudulent transfers.  MCLA 566.31, et. seq. A Florida bankruptcy court held that a bankruptcy trustee could step into the shoes of the IRS as […]