Walsh College

Faculty Details

Robert Rhoades

Robert F. Rhoades, J.D. 

  • Title
  • Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Education
  • Phone
  • (248) 823-1635
  • Fax
  • (248) 689-0920
  • Brief Description
  • Education
    JD, University of Detroit
    BA, University of Michigan

    State and Local Tax 

    Professional Activities
    He is a member of the American, Michigan and Detroit Bar Associations and a member of the State and Local Tax Committee of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and the State and Local Tax Committee of the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association.  He is the chair of the Real Property Section's Taxation Committee.

    Robert F. Rhoades is a senior principal with the law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock, and Stone, P.L.C.  He specializes in state and local taxation.  Mr. Rhoades graduated from the University of Michigan in 1973 and the University of Detroit Law School in 1977.

    He is an adjunct professor and has taught state and local tax at both Wayne State University Law School (1998-2003) and Walsh College (1992-1997, 2002-Present).

    Mr. Rhoades also regularly teaches certified continuing education courses for the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and Lorman Educational Services.  He has taught courses for the Michigan Assessors Association and the Michigan Association of Municipal Financial Officers and made presentations on taxation topics before the International Association of Assessing Officers, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Tax Committee.

    Mr. Rhoades is one of the three authors of the CCH publication of "Guidebook to Michigan Taxes," 2003 and the CCH publication of "Guidebook to Michigan Taxes, 2003."  He is the principal author of the Property Tax Chapter of the reference book, Local Government Law and Practice in Michigan.

    Before joining the firm in 1984, he served as senior assistant corporation counsel for the City of Detroit Law Department, Tax and Finance Section, addressing principally city income tax, property tax and tax abatement issues.  Prior to working for the City, he worked as a research attorney for the Michigan Court of Appeals.