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Jason C. Long

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Jason Long advises clients in all phases of eminent domain, property taxation, real estate, and land use disputes and has successfully represented clients in Michigan’s trial courts, the Michigan Tax Tribunal, the Michigan Court of Appeals, and the Michigan Supreme Court.

Jason’s clients range from families who need assistance with their homes to major auto suppliers and real estate development companies confronting tax and real estate issues. For example, when an airport allowed overflights that interfered with several families’ ability to have peace and quiet in their homes, Jason obtained compensation for the homeowners. In another matter, he helped a client developing a subdivision recover compensation and preserve its development plan when a pipeline company exercised eminent domain to take the right to install its pipeline.

Jason routinely helps clients reduce their property tax obligations. He recently represented a tier-one auto supplier in the Michigan Tax Tribunal, resulting in an approximately $600,000 difference in the company’s tax obligation, and restored another international auto supplier’s wrongly denied personal property tax exemptions while also reducing its real property tax burden. He also regularly assists attorneys with appeals, handling a range of tasks from briefing to arguing before Michigan’s appellate courts.

Jason is a frequent author and presenter on tax and real estate topics. He has published articles and book chapters for the Michigan State Law Review, the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and Lexis-Nexis. He has presented to the State Bar of Michigan’s Real Property Law Section, the International Council of Shopping Centers, and many other bar associations and industry groups.

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Member, Real Property Law, Appellate Practice, and Taxation Sections
    • Treasurer of the Executive Board, Real Property Law Section
  • Incorporated Society of Irish-American Lawyers

Community/Civic Activities

  • Board of Directors, University of Detroit Mercy Law Alumni Association
  • Member, Rochester Community Schools Legacy Committee
  • Member, Gaelic League-Irish American Club of Detroit

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law (2024)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® “Preeminent”™ Lawyer
    • Peer Review Rating of 4.6 out of 5.0
  • Michigan Super Lawyers


  • Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


  • Hon. Michael F. Cavanagh, Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court

News & Insights

Articles & Publications

  • Real Property Taxes in Michigan(Real and Personal Property Tax chapter author), Institute of Continuing Legal Education (2021)
  • Practice Guide to Michigan Real Estate Litigation (Eminent Domain chapter co-author), Lexis-Nexis (2021)
  • Damages and Remedies in Michigan, Fourth Edition, (co-author of Real Property Damages and Condemnation and Regulatory Takings chapters), Institute of Continuing Legal Education (2018)
  • Michigan Municipal Law (Eminent Domain chapter co-author), Institute of Continuing Legal Education (2018)
  • Tax Law Series: Real Estate Tax Insights(seminar), Institute of Continuing Legal Education (April 2021)
  • “Business Activity” and the Common Control Exception to “Transfers of Ownership” Under Michigan’s General Property Tax Act, Western Michigan University Cooley Law Review (2019)
  • New Tax Exemption for Up to $80,000 in Personal Property Benefits Clients and Counsel, Michigan Bar Journal (January 2014)
  • This Time It’s Personal: Property Classification and Recent Amendments to Michigan’s Property Tax Laws, Thomas M. Cooley Law Review (2008)
  • Annual Survey of Michigan Law: Real Property, Wayne Law Review (co-author) (2006)
  • Annual Survey of Michigan Law: Taxation, Wayne Law Review (2005)
  • Eminent Domain: Opening and Closing Trial Under Michigan’s Uniform Condemnation Procedures Act, Michigan State Law Review (2004)
  • Housing Discrimination and the Status of Unmarried Cohabitants—Living with McCready v. Hoffius, University of Detroit Mercy Law Review (1998)

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  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Juris Doctor, summa cum laude
    • Jerome P. Cavanagh Scholarship
    • Executive Editor, University of Detroit Mercy Law Review
    • Numerous academic honors
  • University of Michigan, Real Estate Development
    • Interdisciplinary graduate program between the Rackham Graduate School and the Ross School of Business
  • Oakland University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy, cum laude
    • Philosophy Honor Graduate
    • Full academic scholarship
    • Numerous academic honors