Schwartz Law Firm


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Burton H. Schwartz

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Practice Areas:

  • Corporate and Business Services
  • Real Estate
  • Health Care
  • Estate Planning
  • Retirement Plans


Burton H. Schwartz founded Schwartz Law Firm in July 1972, with the intent on being a sole practitioner specializing in Tax, Corporate, and Business law mainly to physicians. To meet client's needs, the practice expanded to include all areas of law including estate planning, retirement plans, criminal, corporate, real estate, bankruptcy, etc.

Mr. Schwartz graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration Accounting. He received his law degree from the Detroit College of Law. Following law school, Mr. Schwartz joined the Internal Revenue Service as an Internal Revenue Agent.

Mr. Schwartz served as a Commissioner on the State Officer's Compensation Commission, a seven-member committee which determines the salaries of the Governor, Lt. Governor, judges, and senators, from 1988-1992 on appointment from then Governor James Blanchard. From 1990-92 he served as the Chairman of that Commission. He also served on the Metropolitan Growth and Development Corporation on appointment by County Executive William Lucas.


  • Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D.
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
    • B.S.
    • Major: Business Administration - Accounting

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1969

Current Employment Position

  • Managing Partner

Past Positions

  • Sugar, Schwartz, Silver, Associate Attorney, 1969 to 1970
  • Rutten, Welling & Company, Tax Department Assistant Attorney, 1967 to 1969