Client Testimonials


Michigan Property Tax Uncapping Experts Icon"We retained the legal services of Dan Penning for resolving the uncapping of our property taxes when we filed for a Michigan Homestead Exemption. The local accessor made a legal ownership definition classification error which uncapped our property and considerably raised our property taxes. We were given a 27 day window to pay the inflated tax bill or interest would begin accruing. That's when we contacted Dan to help us resolve our problem. We were not used to dealing with attorneys so it was important to us to work with a local attorney who had a vested interest in the community and who knew the players. Dan was pleasant from the start and did what he said he was going to do and there were no surprises. Dan, and his staff, kept us updated each step of the way. We appreciate how Dan worked with the local accessor and the Michigan Tax Tribunal to correct our property classification and to get our property recapped. The Tribunal's ruling will save us thousands of dollars in property taxes in the future. We also appreciate that even though our legal matter has been resolved, Dan and his office have continued to stay in touch with us. We would highly recommend Dan Penning to our family and friends for any of their legal matters and plan to use Dan's legal services again in the future."
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Michigan Property Tax Uncapping Experts Icon"Dan Penning purchased my late husband's, Stuart Hollander, law practice in Suttons Bay, Michigan in late 2007. I had worked as a legal assistant for my husband, and am so very pleased that a person with Dan's integrity, intelligence, and kindness is here. Dan comes to the Suttons Bay outpost regularly, and has done work for both former clients of Hollander's and new clients who have found their way to him by reputation. This is a small community, and the word is out that Dan is responsive and effective in his legal work. He has also joined a number of service organizations, contributing to the community he has become a part of. I highly recommend using Dan and his firm."
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Michigan Property Tax Uncapping Experts Icon"My wife and I realized that to have confidence in our estate and financial goals we needed to have confidence in the person who would realistically execute them. Dan's legal and financial experience rewarded us with a comprehensive and lasting plan. We value his advice, know how and friendship and are confident those in need of his services will not be disappointed."
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Michigan Property Tax Uncapping Experts Icon"Dan Penning is not your usual lawyer. He is the rare lawyer who sincerely tries to help people and wants resolutions to be fair for everyone involved. My wife Leslie and I recently retained Dan's services for a neighborhood community project and we, as well as the other people involved, are more than satisfied with how Dan resolved all issues. He successfully negotiated agreement among many people and saved all of us from participating in a potentially volatile and costly court battle which could have dragged on for years. You definitely want Dan on your side. Dan is the professional I turn to for legal and business advice. He is a real asset to Suttons Bay and northern Michigan. Greater Leelanau County and Grand Traverse area are lucky to have his law firm, and a lawyer of Dan's calibre living and working in our community."
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Michigan Property Tax Uncapping Experts IconDan and his law firm are a great resource for Suttons Bay, Leelanau County and the surrounding areas. I was referred to Dan by a neighbor, and he worked on my behalf to resolve a municipal issue. He was always business like, cordial and responsive to my concerns and questions. I respect the manner in which Dan dealt with both parties – polite, confident and firm. I was very pleased with the outcome and didn't hesitate to contact him when my elderly mother needed legal advice. Dan took over and handled the situation beautifully, eliminating all the worry on my mother's part. I would highly recommend Dan and consider him a wonderful asset in our community.
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Michigan Property Tax Uncapping Experts Icon"My family has owned and operated a business in Leelanau County for 3 generations. The commercial property where our business is located was transferred as part of an overall succession plan for our family business. Although all of the proper transfers were reported properly to the assessor's office as required by all applicable laws, the assessor's office committed an error seeking payment over $40,000 in alleged overdue taxes. We hired Dan Penning and his firm to assist in appealing the assessor's action to the Michigan Tax Tribunal. Dan was thorough and kept us informed of everything going on at each stage of the appeal process. He developed a budget for the costs of the appeal and delivered his services under the budgeted amount. We ultimately prevailed on our appeal in the Tax Tribunal which allowed us to save several thousand dollars in taxes and the opportunity to have our business survive."
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Michigan Property Tax Uncapping Experts Icon"My family retained Dan Penning and his firm to represent us in a complicated appeal of our property in Northport, Michigan. The assessor determined the property should be uncapped based on some inter-family transfers and an alleged failure by my family to file all necessary notices of the transfer with the assessor's office. Dan and his firm appealed the assessor's decision to the Michigan Tax Tribunal. The Tribunal ultimately overturned the assessor's decision and we as a family achieved substantial savings in our property tax. Dan's experience and practical approach to our case was impressive. Dan and his staff were accessible throughout the process and we would highly recommend Dan to anyone encountering a property tax problem."

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Results achieved for individual clients necessarily vary, depending on the specific factual and legal circumstances involved.

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Dan A. Penning

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The Penning Group Contact Information:

Office Locations

39555 Orchard Hill Place
Suite 600
Novi, Michigan 48375
Phone: 248.893.1400  Fax: 248.893.1394

Grand Rapids
250 Monroe N.W., Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: Phone: 231.271.4500  Fax: 231.271.4538

Traverse City / Suttons Bay
P.O. Box 490, 206 N. St. Joseph St., Suite C
Suttons Bay, MI 49682
Phone: 231.271.4500  Fax: 231.271.4538