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Tax Attorney Dennis Kent


Dennis Kent joined Ayar Law as an Associate Tax Attorney in May, 2017.  Dennis spent over 20 years in strategic planning and commercial product management in the world of corporate chemical technologies, before making a complete career shift to become a tax attorney.

He brings extensive experience in corporate business, intellectual property, estate planning, tax law and audit defense to a team of Ayar Law attorneys who focus on state, federal, and international tax resolution and defense.

Prior to joining Ayar Law, Dennis served as a Lead Tax Resolution Attorney for two Michigan firms; Silver Tax Group and Strategic Legal Services.

His intimate knowledge of the tax code and comprehensive approach, combined with a welcoming sense of humor, helps clients feel at ease about about any tax problem they’re facing, and confident he’ll find the best possible solutions for their individual challenges.



Dennis earned his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Auburn Hills, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Michigan.

While at Law School, Dennis received merit certificates in Federal Administrative Law and Secured Transactions, and served as a member of the Michigan Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.

Professional Affiliations:

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • United States Tax Court


Dennis grew up in Rochester, Michigan, and currently resides in Rochester Hills with his wife and two children.  He routinely volunteers his time and expertise at free law clinics in Metro Detroit.

Dennis’ proudest moment as a lawyer came from successfully handling a Pro Bono criminal expungement case for a women who was fighting to get a job and public housing.  If you ask Dennis what he considers to be his greatest achievement, he’ll tell you with a smile, “My children – two awesome, smart, kind, loving kids that are that way in spite of me.”