Michelle Gearity
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EMAIL mgearity@mcdonaldhopkins.com

PHONE 216.348.5741

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Michelle is an associate in the Tax and Benefits Department at McDonald Hopkins. She focuses on helping clients navigate complex legal and regulatory tax and benefit issues related to international trade policy, healthcare, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. In her practice, Michelle works to make sure her clients not only understand tax law, but recognize how they can use tax law to benefit their business by streamlining it and making it more nimble in today’s marketplace. Michelle also has legislative advocacy experience, and strives to help clients understand what is going on in Washington and how current legislation will impact their everyday lives.

Michelle earned a J.D., from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2016, an MBA from Monte Ahuja College of Business and a B.A., magna cum laude, in political science and Judaic studies from the University of Miami in 2008.

Admissions - Court

  • U.S. Tax Court

Admissions - State

  • Ohio


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Monte Ahuja College of Business
  • University of Miami

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award
  • Carl Glickman Award for Academic Excellence in the J.D./M.B.A. program

Public Service and Volunteerism

  • Cuyahoga County Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association 3Rs program

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