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   3Charles M. LaxSouthfield(248) 827-1877clax@maddinhauser.comclax@maddinhauser.comMaddin Hauser Roth & Heller PCwww.maddinhauser.comwww.maddinhauser.comlaxcharles.jpgEmployee Benefits LawTax Law: BusinessTrust, Will & Estate Planning LawCorporate and Business LawEmployee BenefitsEstate Planning and ProbateTax Law
Charles M. Laxclax@maddinhauser.com
Maddin Hauser Roth & Heller PChttp://www.maddinhauser.com
28400 Northwestern Highway 3rd FL
Essex Centre
Southfield MI 48034
Ph.(248) 827-1877 Fx.(248) 359-6177
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Employee Benefits Law    Corporate and Business Law
Tax Law: Business    Employee Benefits
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law     Estate Planning and Probate
    Tax Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Oakland
Practice Description:  
Charles M. Lax practices primarily in the areas of employee benefits, taxation, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions.

He has authored numerous articles appearing in legal and public accounting journals. Mr. Lax has lectured extensively on qualified retirement plans and other tax topics before the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries and other professional groups.

Mr. Lax presently serves as an emeritus member of the IRS Great Lakes TE/GE Council. He has previously served as the chairman of the State Bar of Michigan - Section of Taxation, the chairman of the State Bar Employee Benefits Committee, the Advisory Committee for TE/GE, the IRS Regional Council Bar Advisory Group - Central Region, the ASPPA vice chairman for regional conferences, the co-chairman of the Great Lakes Benefits Conference for 2007 and 2008 and as co-chairman at the ASPPA Annual Conference for 2010 and 2011.

Additionally, Mr. Lax is a fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and has been continuously selected by his peers for inclusion in the annual edition of Best Lawyers in America® since 2006 in the area of employee benefits (ERISA) law. He also has the added distinction of being recognized as the 2011, 2016 and 2018 "Detroit Lawyer of the Year" in employee benefits law.

Mr. Lax has also been recognized by Chambers USA, continuously selected for inclusion in the Michigan edition of Super Lawyers® since 2006 (one of the top 100 lawyers in the State of Michigan for 2008), recognized as a Michigan Leading Lawyer since 2014, named as a Top Lawyer by DBusiness Magazine and recognized as a 2018 Leader in the Law by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. Mr. Lax has extensive experience in representing clients in tax controversy matters before the Internal Revenue Service and Tax Court of the United States.


Bar Admissions:  
Michigan, 1971


Law School:  University of Michigan, J.D., 1971

Undergraduate School:  Wayne State University, B.S., accounting, 1968

Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  With honors

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
American Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
Oakland County Bar Association


Legal Lectures:  
ASPPA Eastern Regional Conference – Philadelphia, "Ethics Roundtable," April 28, 2017

2017 ASPPA Regional Conference – Cincinnati, "Ethics Roundtable," Nov. 14, 2017

Michigan Association of CPAs: Tax Professionals and the IRS Successfully Working Together Conference, "Retirement Options for Small Businesses," June 21, 2017


Firm Description:  
Maddin Hauser is a multi-specialty law firm serving individuals, businesses and governmental entities throughout metro Detroit and all of southeastern Michigan. We are proud to have represented many of our clients for 25 years or more. While our clients appreciate the results we achieve, the way we achieve those results is equally important to them.

We don't just respond to a client's needs. We anticipate them. Because we work hard to understand each client's business, industry and unique situations, we can be more proactive about protecting their interests. Because we are committed to frequent communication and ready accessibility, we can obtain client input quickly and move forward in an expeditious manner. Because we embrace the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, we can be trusted to do the right thing for every client.


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