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Christopher J. Dine

Member,Detroit

T 313-393-7574F 313-393-7579313-393-7574

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Education
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D.
  • Michigan State University, Honors College, B.A. with high honor
Admissions
  • Michigan
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Tax Ct.
Professional Affiliations
  • Detroit Bar Association (DBA)
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA)
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
Overview

As both a lawyer and certified public accountant, Christopher J. Dine represents corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), trusts, foundations, and individual clients in tax, general business, and commercial matters. He regularly advises religious, non-profit, and tax-exempt organizations relating to obtaining and maintaining exempt status, corporate governance affairs, and general operational issues.

Mr. Dine works extensively with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit, the most populous diocese in the State of Michigan, with 1.3 million Catholic residents, and whose mission is to administer Roman Catholic parishes and schools within the City of Detroit and in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Monroe, and Lapeer counties.

He also represents financial institutions in federal and state tax credit transactions, such as Historic Tax Credits (HTCs) and Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), using his knowledge and skills to structure, negotiate, and document such deals on their behalf.

Mr. Dine has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2007 under Non-Profit/Charities Law. He was listed in Michigan Super Lawyers 2007 under Nonprofit Organizations and has in been listed in DBusiness Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” since 2009 under Non-Profit/Charities Law and Tax Law. He is AV Preeminent® Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Dine serves in various leadership roles within the firm and in the community. He is Chair of Bodman's Tax Practice Group, Co-Chair of the firm's Pro Bono Committee, and a member of the Finance Committee. He is a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Foundation of Michigan and serves on the Board of Directors for Michigan Community Resources, a statewide non-profit that offers legal, planning, education, and outreach services to organizations that serve low-income communities.

Mr. Dine is a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation, which provides leadership and grants to (1) improve access to justice for all, particularly through civil legal services to low-income families and individuals across the state, and (2) improve the administration of justice through the funding of innovative law-related education and conflict resolution projects geared toward children and the general public. The foundation extends fellowship to a limited number of lawyers, and they are chosen for their outstanding legal ability and service to the community.

Honors, Awards, and Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2007-2018, Non-Profit/Charities Law
  • DBusiness Magazine "Top Lawyers" 2009-2018, Nonprofit/Charities Law, Tax Law
  • Michigan Super Lawyers 2007, Nonprofit Organizations
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence; Endorsed for High Ethical Standing
Certifications
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Professional Activities
  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section, Member
    • Taxation Section, Member
  • Detroit Bar Association (DBA), Member
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountant (MICPA), Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Business Law Section, Member
    • Taxation Section, Member
Civic, Cultural, and Community Activities
  • Catholic Foundation of Michigan, Founding Member, Board of Directors
  • Michigan Community Resources, Board of Directors
  • Michigan State Bar Foundation, Fellow

 

Practices & Industries Education
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D.
  • Michigan State University, Honors College, B.A. with high honor
Admissions
  • Michigan
Professional Affiliations
  • Detroit Bar Association (DBA)
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA)
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan