DETROIT — Dykema has added Gina M. Torielli to its taxation group as senior counsel in the firm’s Ann Arbor office.
Torielli, who was an associate with Dykema in the earl 1990s, rejoins the firm after serving as a consultant on municipal finance and state tax issues arising in the court-ordered mediation of the city of Detroit’s bankruptcy.
After her time as an associate with Dykema, Torielli went on to become the first woman to serve as president of a major Michigan law firm when she became president and CEO of Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, a position she held for more than five years. She then served more than 10 years as a professor and director of the graduate tax program at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where she taught courses about tax practice and procedure, standards and ethics of tax practice, and tax-exempt organizations.
In her new position, Torielli’s will focus on taxation and public finance, advising nonprofit organizations and governmental entities on issues relating to tax exemption, tax-exempt financing, and state and federal tax issues. Torielli is a past chairperson of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan.
Torielli received a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, and her Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University.