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Federal Tax Controversy and Litigation Attorney Loren Opper Joins Miller Canfield

April 9, 2007

The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that federal tax controversy and litigation attorney, Loren M. Opper, has joined the firm as senior counsel in the Detroit office. He will focus his practice on federal tax controversies, including income and employment taxes in the federal courts and matters within the IRS, including examinations and administrative appeals.

He received his LL.B. from Columbia Law School, an LL.M. in Taxation from Wayne State University Law School, and an A.B. from Columbia College.

Opper is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and New York State Bar. He was active in the Tax Executives Institute, for which he participated in drafting comments on tax regulations, and in the Detroit Chapter of TEI, where he was president and director. He also volunteered his services to the Accounting Aid Society, where he prepared tax returns for low-income individuals.

Prior to joining Miller Canfield he held various positions with Ford Motor Company, most recently as director of IRS Audits, Appeals and Litigation. He was an adjunct professor in the Wayne Law School and Walsh College tax programs. He was also a judge advocate for the United States Air Force, and an attorney in the Estate Tax Division of the IRS.

He resides in West Bloomfield, Mich.

Miller Canfield was established in Detroit in 1852 and employs more than 800 in offices in Michigan, Florida, New York, Canada and Poland.