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Michael M. Pollock

About Michael

Michael is a zealous advocate for individuals and companies engaged in a wide array of businesses, including manufacturing, environmental protection and construction. He has a passion for aiding in the business growth of his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas, and represents clients seeking economic development incentives.

Professional Experience

Michael M. Pollock is an associate attorney with Wright Lindsey Jennings who advises and represents companies and individuals in tax and business matters with a particular focus on state and local taxes and estate planning.

Clients benefit from Michael’s tax research expertise and tax acumen. As a member and editor of two tax law publications, including the American Bar Association’s flagship tax law journal, The Tax Lawyer, Michael has experience in researching and assessing complex tax issues. He also represents clients in all phases of tax controversies. In his first seventeen months in practice, Michael prosecuted substantial tax refund claims that resulted in approximately $1,580,000 of tax refunds given to clients working in manufacturing, saved three Arkansas businesses embroiled in state tax controversies approximately $800,000 in tax, interest, and penalties through negotiation and case settlement, and obtained approximately $70,000 in grant fund awards for clients engaged in grant incentive agreements with Arkansas municipalities.

Community Involvement

In the legal community, Michael is chairman of the American Bar Association (ABA)’s Young Lawyer’s Division, Tax Law Committee; a member of the ABA Section of Taxation; and he is active as a member of the Federalist Society.

He is a volunteer with Our House in Little Rock and is a Pro Bono Legal Representative for Advocates for Arkansas Libraries, Inc. White obtaining is LL.M. from Northwestern University in Chicago, Il., he served as a tax preparer for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).

Education

Michael obtained his law degree from UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and furthered his tax education by attending Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, where he received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in taxation. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas.

About

A Little Rock native, Michael is an avid fan of punk rock music, formed a band during high school, and spent several years recording albums and performing in Little Rock music venues. He also enjoys reading history, golfing, duck hunting, film and, above all, being with his wife and son.

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