Roger Groves

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Title/Position

Professor of Law

Department

Faculty

E-mail Address

Phone Number

(904) 256-1218

Room

532

Building

Baypine

BACKGROUND

  • Tax Judge, Michigan Tax Tribunal
  • Equity Partner, Howard and Howard Attorneys, P.C., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Counsel to Lewis & Munday, PC
  • Visiting Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School

EXPERTISE

  • Business, State and Local Tax
  • Federal Tax
  • Business of Sports, including coach contracts, stadium economics
  • Urban Revitalization, including zoning, land use, and envrionmental remedies.

EDUCATION

  • Michigan State University, BA, 1974
  • Wayne State University Law School, JD, 1978

TEACHING and SCHOLARSHIP

  • Business Associations
  • Business of Sports
  • Amateur and Professional Sports
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Environmental Law and Green Cities Development
  • State and Local Taxation
  • Federal Taxation

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • American Bar Association
  • Perkins Bar Association,

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

  • Innocence in the Red Zone:The Story of An African-American Coach in Big Time College Football; book published by Amazon regarding client college football coach and plight of coaches, professionally and legally in major college football (2006).
  • Chapter book by hospital administrator organization (Medical Group Management Association) on federal and state tax issues for hospitals, including exemptions and unrelated business income taxes.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • Practice Insights for Attorneys, including “Settling The Taxation of Unincorporated Entities”
  • "Property Tax Relief for Disabled Persons and Related Entities”
  • "Countervailing Considerations Prior to Seeking Benefits of Historic Site   Designation”
  • "Deductibility Issues For Lessees in Tangible Personal Property Lease Transactions”
  • “Tax Benefit Considerations For The Owner Occupant Tax Credit”
  • “Tax Savings Opportunities For Telecommunications Companies”
  • “Qualification Hurdles and Cost Benefit Issues for Employers Seeking Tax Credits”
  • “Strategic Issues in Claiming a Homestead Deduction”
  • “Drafting and Use Considerations in Gaining Tax Abatements for High Technology Companies,"
  • Chapter in book by hospital administrator organization, (Medical Group Management Association) on federal and state tax issues for hospitals, including exemptions and unrelated business income taxes.
  • The Fastest Possible Way to Play the Piano with a Soulful Ear.
  • Articles for the premier association of property tax assessors (International Assessors Association) on the valuation of contaminated property and judical decision making for property tax purposes.
  • Articles for the Michigan minority business trade association on corporate intellectual property protection and limited liability companies.
  • Lexis Practice Insights for attorneys, including “Settling The Taxation of Unincorporated Entities”, “Property Tax Relief for Disabled Persons and Related Entities”, “Countervailing Considerations Prior to Seeking Benefits of Historic Site Designation”, “ Deductibility Issues For Lessees in Tangible Personal Property Lease Transactions”, “Tax Benefit Considerations For The Owner Occupant Tax Credit”, “Tax Savings Opportunities For Telecommunications Companies”, “Qualification Hurdles and Cost Benefit Issues for Employers Seeking Tax Credits,” “Strategic Issues in Claiming a Homestead Deduction”, “Drafting and Use Considerations in Gaining Tax Abatements for High Technology Companies” (2006 -2007).

LAW REVIEW ARTICLES

  • The De-Gentrification of New Markets Tax Credits, Florida Tax Review
  • Time to Step Up: Modeling the African American Ethnivestor for Self-Help Entrepreneurship in Urban America, Michigan Journal of Race & Law
  • “A Radical Route to Funding Urban Revitalization: Profitable Philanthropy through Limited Liability Companies and a Market-Based Return on Investments”; Journal of Law, Economics & Policy – Peer Reviewed @ George Mason University Law School; 7 J.L. ECON. & POL'Y 393, 2011.
  • New Age Athletes as Social Entrepreneurs; Proposing A Philanthropic Paradigm Shift And Creative Use of Limited Liability Company Joint Ventures, Wake Forest Journal of Business and Economics; 11 WAKE FOREST J. BUS. & INTELL. PROP. L. 213, 2011.
  • Facebook 2 Blackberry and Database Trading Systems: Morphing Social Networking to Business Growth In A Global Recession WEST VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW, 112 WEST VIRGINIA L. REV. 153 (2009-2010).
  • The De-Gentrification of New Markets Tax Credits, 8 Florida Tax Review 2, 2008 – Peer Reviewed, University of Florida Law School.
  • More Private Equity, Less Government Subsidy, and More Tax Efficiency in Urban Revitalization; Florida State Business Law Review, 8 FLA STATE BUSINESS REVIEW 93, 2009.
  • Time to Step Up, Modeling the African American Ethnivestor for Self Help Entrepreneurship in Urban America; 13 MICH. J. RACE & L. 99, 2007.
  • A Future Application of Open Sourced Software in International Business Transactions, 15 J. INTERNET L. 19, 2011. (Aspen Publishers).