RICHARD F. ROTH is a shareholder in the firm. He attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he received a Bachelor of Science in Economics. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, cum laude, in 1972. Mr. Roth has a business, estate planning and real estate practice, with a concentration in acquisitions, financing, taxation and estate planning for professionals and wealthy individuals.
With regard to the real estate side of his practice, Mr. Roth has handled the acquisition, sale and financing of apartment complexes, shopping centers, and office buildings. He has also handled workouts for distressed properties. Mr. Roth’s most recent publication, entitled Protect More of your Assets from the Estate Tax, appeared in the September 2011 issue of Medical Economics® and the April 2012 issue of Laches, the monthly publication of the Oakland County Bar Association. He co-authored the Michigan statute, which exempts from sales tax the purchase of hi-tech computers used in computer integrated manufacturing and CAD-CAM.
Mr. Roth has also lectured at numerous professional seminars. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Empowerment Plan, a non-profit that hires previously homeless women to make sleeping bag coats for homeless people. Previously, Mr. Roth was on the Advisory Board of Project Chessed, which provides full medical care and prescription drugs to thousands of families in the metropolitan Detroit area. Mr. Roth also previously served as President of the Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation and the Sinai Health Care Foundation. He formerly served on the Board of Trustees for: Karmanos Cancer Institute, The Jewish Fund, Sinai Hospital, Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, the Anti-Defamation League, Temple Beth Jacob, and Knollwood Country Club.
Mr. Roth has been continuously selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of Best Lawyers in America® since 2013 in the areas of real estate law and trusts and estates. He has been recognized as a Top Lawyer since 2010 by DBusiness Magazine, has been recognized as a Michigan Leading Lawyer and has been named in Michigan Super Lawyers® since 2007, and is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbel, a peer review rating that demonstrates a lawyer has earned the highest rating available for their legal ability and professional ethics.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1972
WHARTON SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B.S., 1968
STATE BAR OF MICHIGAN
OAKLAND COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
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