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Attorney Jackie J. Cook Joins Firm as Partner and Leader of Tax Division


Novara, Tesija, Catenacci, McDonald, & Baas PLLC announces that attorney Jackie J. Cook has joined the firm as a partner and will lead the Tax Division. 

She brings 15-years of experience representing publicly traded companies, small businesses, municipalities, families, and individuals. Her work for clients resolving tax issues has spanned Michigan, as well as throughout the United States.

“We are excited to have Jackie join our team. She is a trusted advisor and leader in the state and local tax arena with a well-rounded background that will be an asset to clients, having spent her career both in-house and in private law firms,” said Michael Novara, managing partner and CEO.

For the first decade of her career Jackie Cook was a litigator with a large international law firm based in Detroit and a large national firm based in Chicago. She has experience as a tax attorney for a Fortune 500 company where she gained a client’s perspective managing litigation and advising internal corporate clients regarding corporate acquisitions, construction contracts, city income tax, state taxes, and property taxes.

Today she helps clients navigate state and local tax legal issues from planning to audit through litigation and appeals. Her diverse background includes property tax appeals, Michigan and city income tax disputes, and sales and use tax controversies. She also has worked on matters involving election law, municipal law, general commercial litigation, including contract and vendor disputes, real estate acquisitions and landlord-tenant disputes, administrative law and state and local licensing, and governmental investigations.

She has served as former chair and 10-year council member for the State Bar of Michigan’s Taxation Section.


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