R. Peter Prokop is Counsel to Butzel, practicing in the firm's Troy office. He graduated from The University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1969) and the University of Detroit (B.S., Accounting, 1966).
Mr. Prokop's practice includes corporate and commercial law, tax and estate and family business planning. His experience in corporate and partnership taxation, mergers and acquisitions, loan negotiations and compensation planning matters is extremely valuable to privately-held business clients. As a result of his extensive relationships with client advisors, he has also been able to assist accounting and law firms in their internal matters including acquisitions of other practices and development of internal policies and agreements. He has a strong interest and expertise in one of the most challenging practice areas, family business succession planning. He is a CPA as well as an attorney.
Mr. Prokop is a member of the American Bar Association Task Force on Joint Venture Agreements (Editorial Committee, Model Joint Venture Agreement), Taxation Section, Business Law Section (Negotiated Acquisitions Committee), Probate and Real Property Law Section and the Law Firm Management Section, and related sections of the State Bar of Michigan. He is a Director of the Great Lakes Entrepreneur Quest, a Trustee of Loyola High School (Detroit) and Chairman of its Planned Giving Committee.
Mr. Prokop has over 40 years of federal tax experience. He and the Butzel Tax Group represent a significant number of non-profit, tax-exempt entities from a corporate governance and tax perspective. Included within the entities represented are hospitals and hospital-related foundations; privately funded schools; colleges and universities; and private foundations funded by individuals and families.
Primary Practice Areas
University of Michigan Law School 1969, J.D.
University of Detroit Mercy 1966, B.S. Accounting
- American Bar Association - Task Force on Joint Venture Agreements (Editorial Committee, Model Joint Venture Agreement) Taxation Section Business Law Section (Negotiated Acquisitions Committee) Probate and Real Property Law Section Law Firm Management Section
- State Bar of Michigan
- Great Lakes Entrepreneur Quest - Director
- Loyola High School (Detroit) - Trustee Chairman of its Planned Giving Committee
Awards & Recognitions
Awards & Recognitions
The Best Lawyers in America - Lawyer of the Year - Tax Law, 2021
The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law; Tax Law, 2013-2022
DBusiness Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit, Tax Law, 2013, 2015-2017, 2021 & 2022
- Closed on Series D venture capital financing
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