Stephanie Simon Morita
Governmental Litigation Practice Group
Ms. Morita specializes in real and personal property matters, litigation, and appeals.
Many of her
cases originate in the State of Michigan Tax Tribunal, and she
has appeared on behalf of clients in Appellate, Circuit, Probate, District and Federal District Courts in Michigan.
is considered a property tax specialist, she
expertise in property tax law, property valuation, and real property law to represent clients in many areas which include:
was a speaker at both the 2002 and 2003 National Business Institute's Seminar on Property Tax Law in Michigan and at the 2003 Institute for Professionals
in Taxation Michigan One-Day Tax Update Seminar.
authored, "Free Beer - A Truly Intriguing Tale of Property Taxation and Foreclosure" which will appear in the July 2008 edition of Laches, and "Basement Flooding Claims Under Public Act 222 of 2001," which appeared in the November 2002 edition of Laches, published by the Oakland County Bar Association
Additionally, Ms. Morita
co-authored an article with Assistant Attorney General James Riley entitled, "Vacation of Platted Lands Dedicated for Public Use," Public Corporation Law Quarterly, December 1999, reprinted with permission in the Michigan Real Property Review, 27 Mich Real Prop Rev 19 (2000).
Ms. Morita received her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School, in 1995.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan, with honors and dual concentrations in Political Science and Religious Studies in 1992.
is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan
(1995), and the United States District Court, Eastern (2002) and Western (1995) Districts of Michigan.
She is also a member of the Oakland County Bar Association.
Ms. Morita serves her community as a member of the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and as Vice-President of her homeowner's association.