Title: U.S. Federal Tax


Eric Thomas Carver



Eric Carver

Firm: Dykema
Address:39577 Woodward Avenue, Suite 300
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304-2820
United States of America
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Local Time:Thu. 07:39
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Mr. Carver's practice focuses on Taxation; Estate Planning; Business Entity Planning; Family Wealth Transfers; Business Entity Formations; Corporate Planning and Taxation; Limited Liability Company Planning and Taxation; Tax Controversies; Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures; Real Estate Acquisitions, Charitable Giving and Charitable Trusts; Contested Estate, Trust and Probate Matters; Probate Litigation; and Decedent Estates and Probate Administration.  Additionally, Mr. Carver also:Works directly with individuals and families in the development of effective wealth transfer planning.  This includes providing business and tax advice to family-owned businesses, as well as the development of overall estate planning documentation, including Wills, Revocable Living Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts, and Charitable Trusts. Provides legal and business advice to individuals and business entities engaged in the formation and development of business ventures, including the use of corporate and pass through entities. Provides specific tax representation with respect to the structure of partnerships, limited liability companies and similar pass through entities, as well as corporate and subchapter S issues related to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and tax-free reorganizations. Represents both buyers and sellers in the purchase or sale of businesses, through tax-free mergers, stock purchase arrangements, and asset acquisitions. Provides general representation to mid-size companies, including day-to-day legal representation, as well as coordination and oversight of legal services for the client. Assists private companies in the development of effective compensation and long-term benefit plans through the use of equity incentive, stock bonus, "phantom stock," and related compensatory techniques. Represents private companies in connection with access to capital securities and markets, including private placement of securities, and continuing compliance with federal and state securities laws. Represents both business entities and individuals seeking venture capital financing, as well as representing venture capital companies and investors in funding early-stage and start-up business entities. Provides assistance in the formation of private charitable foundations, including representation in connection with obtaining private letter rulings and determination letters. Provides representation to individuals and business entities in connection with tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service, including representation of clients before the United States Tax Court. Provides representation to estates, trusts, trustees, and beneficiaries in contested estate, trust and probate administration matters, including representation of clients before the Florida, Illinois, Michigan, and New York Probate Court Systems. Received a Certificate of Completion from Michigan's ICLE Probate and Estate Planning Program.Prior to Dykema, Mr. Carver was a tax consultant for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Group, and served in multiple administrative and legislative capacities for United States Senator Carl Levin.


Areas of Practice


  • Corporate and Business
  • Estate and Trust
  • Finance
  • Taxation


Professional Career


Professional Associations

  • The Florida Bar
  • The Illinois Bar
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of New York
  • The Illinois State Bar Association
  • The New York State Bar Association
  • The Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Director, The Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit, Inc., 2005-2007


  • 2006 - Michigan Tax Lawyer "Pet Trusts: Estate and Tax Planning Considerations Under Michigan Law", State Bar of Michigan
  • 2000 - Michigan Probate and Estate Planning Journal "EPIC's Prudent Investor Rule: What Every Practitioner Should Know", State Bar of Michigan
  • 1998 - Michigan Tax Lawyer "Is There a 'QSSS' In Your Future? An Examination of the Proposed Regulations for Qualified Subchapter S Subsidiaries", State Bar of Michigan
  • 1998 - Michigan Bar Journal "A Valuation Primer: Trends and Techniques for Estate Planners", State Bar of Michigan
  • ICLE Michigan Basic Handbook - Sixth Edition "Closely Held Businesses"

Bar Admission

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • New York
  • Michigan
  • Illinois
  • Florida



  • Wayne State University, B.S.
  • University of Detroit, M.B.A.
  • University of Detroit, J.D.
  • Wayne State University, LL.M.