Michael Lannon, a Certified Public Accountant and attorney, has practiced primarily in the areas of tax, estate planning, business formation, and business operations for more than 25 years.  Mr. Lannon represents publicly-held companies, closely-held companies, banking institutions, partnerships, limited liability companies, and other business entities in the process of formation, private offerings, ongoing operations, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions.  Mr. Lannon negotiates and drafts contracts for business entities and represents them in tax planning as well as handling tax controversies before state and federal authorities, U.S. Tax Court, and federal district courts.  He also has extensive experience in estate and tax planning for individuals.

Mr. Lannon has lectured at seminars on tax, estate planning, and other business-related legal issues and has authored articles on tax-related subjects.  He has also represented many non-profit organizations in formation, operations, and joint ventures with for-profit organizations.

Mr. Lannon is actively involved with various non-profit organizations, serving on the boards of directors of Volunteers of America, Project Warm, and the Boys and Girls Club of Kentuckiana. 


University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1969

St. Ambrose College, B.A., 1966

Professional and Community Activities

Louisville Bar Association, Chair, Tax Committee, 1984

Louisville Bar Foundation, Member, Tax Counsel, 1995

Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants

Volunteers of America, Board of Directors

Boys and Girls Club of Kentuckiana, Board of Directors


AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®

Top Lawyer, Louisville Magazine, in the areas of banking law, corporate law, taxation, and trusts and estates, 2008, and in the areas of banking law, estate planning, and trusts and estates, 2009

Key Practice Areas

Taxation Defense & Appeals
Trusts & Estates
Corporate Law


Admitted to Practice