Christopher M. Mann is a member of Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC. He concentrates his practice in the areas of business law, health care, automotive, estate planning, and tax.

Chris regularly assists individual and corporate clients in a variety of sectors, with the creation and structuring of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, and has guided clients through a variety of business planning issues, including mergers, acquisitions, liquidations, joint ventures, general financial issues, corporate governance, purchases and sales of company interests, and corporate succession planning.

In the health care sector, Chris works with health care professionals and medical practices in a variety of areas, including the formation, merger, and sale of medical practices, surgical centers, shareholder agreements, Stark Law, and other regulatory compliance, employment contracts, and corporate governance matters. He also frequently lectures physicians who are completing residencies and fellowships on issues that will pertain to them as they transition into practice.

Chris works closely with clients to create estate plans that maximize the tax efficient transfer of wealth to successive generations of family members. In doing so, he is regularly involved in the creation of wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, business succession plans for closely held business owners, lifetime giving agreements, financial and health care powers of attorney, family partnerships, and charitable foundations and trusts.

In the area of tax planning, he provides counsel and advice to corporations and shareholders, individuals, fiduciaries, and beneficiaries on a variety of tax matters, including tax planning and compliance, and assists with the preparation of tax returns for trusts, charitable foundations, and individuals.

Chris earned his law degree from Wayne State University in 2004 and his bachelor’s degree in general business administration/pre-law from Michigan State University in 2000. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit, and the Association for Corporate Growth, where he is a past member. He is also heavily involved with the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, having served on both the Partners Executive Committee and the Planned Giving Advisory Committee. His philanthropic involvement also extends to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Planned Giving Committee, and Detroit Public Television, where he is the Chairperson of the Planned Giving Advisory Council.

Christopher M. Mann

  • Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, 2004 J.D.
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, 2000 B.A.
Honors and Awards
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© – Corporate Law: 2019-2023, Trusts and Estates: 2019-2023
  • Top Lawyer: Trusts and Estates – DBusiness, 2018-2019
  • One of 30 attorneys selected to the “Leaders in the Law” Class of 2017 – Michigan Lawyers Weekly
  • Selected to Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list – 2016-2018
  • Listed in Leading Lawyer: Closely & Privately Held Business Law, Health Law, Tax Law: Business & Individual, and Trusts, Will & Estate Planning Law – 2017-2023
Bar Admissions
  • Michigan, 2004
  • Delta Sigma Phi – Alpha Pi Chapter (Michigan State University); Past President (2000)
Associations and Membership
  • State Bar of Michigan Member
  • American Bar Association Member
  • Oakland County Bar Association Member
  • The Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit Member
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Member
  • ACG Board of Directors Member
  • ACG Programs Committee Member Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute Partners Executive Committee Member
  • Planned Giving Advisory Committee Member
  • Detroit Public Television Chairman of the Planned Giving Advisory Council