MSU College of Law

Lawrence P. Schweitzer

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
l_schweitzer@msn.com

Lawrence P. Schweitzer was born and raised in Detroit, MI. He received his J.D. at Thomas M. Cooley Law School and continued his legal education at Wayne State University where he earned his Masters in Taxation. After several years at an East Lansing law firm he began his own practice in 2000, focusing primarily on tax law, estate planning, business and real estate matters. He is a Hearing Referee with the Michigan Tax Tribunal where he hears and decides disputes on state tax including real property, sales, use, withholding, income and single business taxes. Mr. Schweitzer teaches Estate and Gift Taxation at MSU Law.

  • Estate and Gift Taxation
    (Formerly DCL 381) This course will examine a decedent's gross estate and the determination of appropriate deductions therefrom, including the marital deduction, as well as how the tax is computed. Issues regarding taxable gifts, deductions, exclusions and exemptions will be explored, as well as computation of gift tax.