Shawn Allen Mach | Associate

Shawn Allen Mach | Associate

Attorney at Law

shawnmach@klugtaxlawfirm.com

Shawn A. Mach is an Associate Attorney at Klug Law Firm. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 2010 and his Juris Doctor degree from the Michigan State University College of Law with honors in 2013. Starting as a Law Clerk with Klug Law Firm before graduating, he then became an associate attorney with the firm.

Prior to joining KLF, Shawn clerked for the Honorable Donald L. Allen, Jr., District Court Judge at Ingham County's 55th District Court, where he was exposed to a wide range of civil matters. He also spent two semesters working at the Michigan State University College of Law Alvin L. Storrs Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. While working at the Tax Clinic, he assisted taxpayers in halting IRS and State of Michigan collection activity, and prepared installment agreements and offers in compromise to resolve his clients' tax liabilities.

Specializations

Taxation

Since joining KLF, Shawn has continued his diligent representation of taxpayers, working with clients throughout mid-Michigan to resolve their federal and Michigan tax liabilities. He has helped many taxpayers settle their tax liabilities for a small fraction of the amount they owe through the federal and Michigan offer in compromise programs. He has represented taxpayers in audits, and has represented taxpayers in the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Shawn is experienced in IRS and Michigan collection practices and procedures, and works diligently to seek a fair resolution for his clients.

Divorce and Family Law

Clients have specifically been referred to Shawn for his diligence regarding Family Law. He is experienced in divorce matters concerning high asset and property division, child support and child custody, and alimony. When it comes to these matters Shawn understands the importance of negotiation to ensure his clients receive a fair and equitable settlement.

Business and Commercial Litigation

Shawn has successfully represented clients in business and commercial litigation, both prosecuting and defending breach of contract actions, claims for conversion, and other claims arising under the Uniform Commercial Code. He has successfully obtained preliminary injunctions and restraining orders to protect the security interests of his clients. Once his client's claim is reduced to a judgment, Shawn works quickly to enforce and collect on his client's judgment using all of the tools provided by the law, including judgment liens, garnishments, and execution on personal and real property.

Real Estate and Zoning Regulations

Shawn has successfully prosecuted quiet title claims, adverse possession actions, real estate boundary disputes, and fraudulent disclosure claims on behalf of clients. He has successfully challenged the constitutionality of the City of Lansing's zoning ordinance, allowing his client to utilize its commercial property in a more profitable manner.

Bankruptcy

Shawn also has experience in bankruptcy proceedings, having prepared and filed chapter 7, chapter 11, and chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions on behalf of our clients in the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan. He has an expertise in means test calculation and Federal and Michigan bankruptcy exemptions, allowing his clients to retain the maximum amount of property allowed by law.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Taxation
  • Business and Corporate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Marijuana Law

BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Michigan, 2014
  • United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Tax Court

EDUCATION

  • Michigan State University College of Law - J.D., cum laude, 2013
  • University of Michigan - B.A., 2010

MEMBERSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • Business Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • Real Property Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • Taxation Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • Serves on Board of Directors for Haslett- Okemos Rotary Club and
  • Haslett-Okemos Rotary Foundation
  • Ambassador Committee Member,
  • Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce