State - Ballard elected to SBM's Tax Section Council

Christopher A. Ballard, a partner in Bodman LLP's Ann Arbor office, has been elected to the State Bar of Michigan's Tax Section Council.

The Council provides leadership for the Tax Section. The Tax Section promotes the study of laws and procedures pertaining to taxation and promotes the fair administration of local, state and federal tax laws. The Section also studies and reports on proposed, necessary or desirable legislation and promotes the legal education of attorneys and the public on taxation by sponsoring meetings, institutes, conferences, and outreach programs.

Ballard focuses his legal practice in taxation, estate planning, trust administration, nonprofit organizations, and business planning. He is a recipient of the Community Legal Resources Attorney of the Year Award for outstanding pro bono service. Ballard serves on the Board of Directors of FIRST (Michigan), the Board of Directors of the Dispute Resolution Center in Ann Arbor, the Governance Committee of Nonprofit Enterprise at Work (NEW), the Advisory Board of the Eyak Preservation Council in Cordova, Alaska, and the Certifying Board of the National Association of Legal Assistants.

Published: Mon, May 17, 2010