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Brett Bissonnette

Senior Manager JD, LLM (Tax), CPA, CGMA, MCSE, CFF Auburn Hills
Specializes In: Tax

I’m known for my intelligence, having been admitted to three High IQ societies (Mensa, Top One Percent Society, The Mind Society).

Brett Bissonnette
Senior Manager, JD, LLM (Tax), CPA, CGMA, MCSE, CFF

Experience

I lead Plante Moran’s Tax Controversy practice, which assists clients with resolving examinations, appeals and other disputes with the IRS. I am also a leader in the firm’s National Tax Office, focusing on transaction structuring and reporting as well as unique and emerging issues. In addition, I serve as the Firm’s Tax Counsel.

I’ve saved clients millions of dollars in taxes through creative approaches. Recently, I helped a client avoid over $20 million of tax liability by developing an argument based a permissible interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code. I’ve also been successful in leading teams in obtaining full or substantial concessions from the IRS Office of Appeals on many occasions.

I have more than 20 years of professional experience as an attorney and Certified Public Accountant, including experience gained with a Big Four accounting firm. Prior to joining Plante Moran, I was a renowned trial and appellate attorney with experience in nearly 20 jury trials and 40 cases originating at or appealed to Ohio’s Court of Appeals or Supreme Court. I received seven favorable jury verdicts against Fortune 500 opponents, and a landmark decision from the Supreme Court of Ohio that drew national attention. In addition, my legal and statistical research was utilized by the United States government in a Medicare fraud case to obtain an eight-figure settlement. Outside the courtroom, I’m also a past-President of a long-standing local trial lawyers association.

While practicing law full-time, I received a Masters of Tax Law degree from New York University after graduating from law school ranked fifth in my class. I was a tax law professor for several years before arriving at Plante Moran. I was also one of the original test reviewers for the Uniform Certified Public Accountancy Exam.