LawFuel.com – Detroit – January 7, 2015 – Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Gina M. Torielli to its Taxation Group as senior counsel in the firm’s Ann Arbor office. Torielli, who was an associate with Dykema from 1991-96, rejoins the firm after serving as a consultant on municipal finance and state tax issues arising in the court-ordered mediation of the City of Detroit’s bankruptcy.
After her time as an associate with Dykema, Torielli went on to become the first woman to serve as president of a major Michigan law firm when she became President and CEO of Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, a position she held for more than five years. After Howard and Howard, she served more than 10 years as a professor and Director of the Graduate Tax program at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she taught courses about tax practice and procedure, standards and ethics of tax practice, and tax-exempt organizations.
Torielli’s practice focuses on taxation and public finance, advising nonprofit organizations and governmental entities on issues relating to tax exemption, tax-exempt financing, and state and federal tax issues.
“We are very fortunate to add an attorney of Gina’s caliber to our taxation practice and our group” said Michael G. Cumming, Leader of Dykema’s Tax Practice Group. “Her reputation and substantial background precede her. The firm and its clients will benefit greatly from her knowledge of public finance and tax-exempt financing.”
Torielli is a past chairperson of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan. She was designated one of the Top 10 Business Women of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners in the spring of 2003, and was also named one of Corp! Magazine’s 95 most powerful women in 2002.
Torielli received a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and her B.S., with high honors, from Michigan State University.
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