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Scott R. Kocienski

Scott R. Kocienski



  • Business Services
  • Family Business Transition Team
  • Cannabis Law
  • Estate Planning & Administration

WSG Practice Industries


Michigan, U.S.A.


Scott R. Kocienski is a member of the Taxation and Estates group in Dykema's Bloomfield Hills office.

Mr. Kocienski is experienced in corporate, partnership and mergers and acquisitions tax matters, entity structuring, fund formation, tax credit planning, income tax planning, business succession and estate planning. Mr. Kocienski also has experience advising clients on multistate tax planning, audits, dispute resolution, appeals, and litigation.

Bar Admissions


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Wayne State University Law School, LL.M Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude Western Michigan University, B.S., cum laude
Areas of Practice

Business Services | Cannabis Law | Estate Planning & Administration | Family Business Transition Team | Federal Tax | Mergers & Acquisitions | Mergers & Acquisitions Annual Survey | Nonprofits & Tax-Exempt Organizations | Opportunity Zone Resource Center | Real Estate Tax Incentives & Economic Development | State & Local Tax | Tax & Estate Planning/Administration | Taxation


A Skeptical IRS Comments on Monetized Installment Sale Transactions
Dykema, May 2021

Even before the Biden Administration proposed an increase to the capital gains rate, it has been increasingly common for a seller (“Seller”) of business assets to be approached by consultants promoting a transaction structure whereby Seller can immediately receive nearly all of the cash proceeds of the sale while also deferring the corresponding tax for as long as 30 years...

Notable Tax Provisions of President Biden's Proposed American Families Plan
Dykema, April 2021

On April 28, 2021, President Biden addressed a Joint Session of Congress unveiling his proposals to invest in and restructure the American economy. In his address to Congress, President Biden formally announced his American Families Plan (the “AFP”) which combines $1 trillion in spending with $800 billion in tax cuts and credits for low and middle-class families, and targets high-income earners and corporations to fund all of the costs over a 15-year period...

Michigan Department of Treasury Confirms Conformity to Federal Treatment of PPP Loan Forgiveness
Dykema, April 2021

On April 19, 2021, the Michigan Department of Treasury issued a notice (the “Notice”) outlining Michigan’s conformity to the federal tax treatment of Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, Pub. L. No. 116-135 (the “CARES Act”)...

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