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Glenn S. Guttman

Glenn S. Guttman

Practice areas:

Eminent Domain, Real Estate, Tax Assessments

About Me

I focus my law practice in the areas of real estate tax assessments, property tax incentives and tax exemptions.  I have extensive experience representing a variety of property owners including REIT's, multi-unit residential and condominium properties, commercial and industrial properties, as well as downtown Chicago office buildings, hotels/motels, parking lots, gas stations and restaurants.


 


My experience in litigation is extensive.  Currently I maintain a docket of over 100 active cases in Circuit Court seeking to obtain property tax refunds on behalf of my clients' property assets.


 


In 2008, I authored the chapter, "Tax Objection Complaints" in the book, “Real Estate Taxation” and co-authored the chapter, “Real Estate Tax Considerations” in the book “Residential Real Estate Transactions” for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  I also co-authored the article “Five Things Every Attorney Should Know About Appealing Their Client’s Real Estate Taxes” appearing in the January, 2004 edition of the “CBA Record”.


 


I was the former Chairman, Legislative Liaison, and Chairman of the Assessment and Appeals Sub-committee for the Chicago Bar Association's Real Estate Taxation Committee.  I have lectured before the Chicago Bar Association’s continuing legal education seminars entitled, "Real Estate Taxation: What You Don't Know Could Hurt You and Your Client" (2010) and “Real Estate Taxation: An Overview for the Non-Specialist” (2005).


 


Additionally, I have acted as Special Assistant State’s Attorney on behalf of Maria Pappas, Cook County Treasurer, as Trustee of the Indemnity Fund in the defense of a claim against the Indemnity Fund.  I have also served on the Cook County Treasurer, Maria Pappas’ Joint Committee for the automation of the Illinois Transfer Tax Form, which is responsible for the design and future implementation of internet accessible filing, fee collection and transmission of the State of Illinois transfer tax information for all real estate transactions in Illinois.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Eminent Domain: 34%
  2. Tax Assessments: 33%
  3. Real Estate: 33%

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Contact Info

Rieff Schramm Kanter & Guttman

100 North Lasalle Street Suite 2300
Chicago, IL, 60602

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199308/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerRieff Schramm & Kanter2001 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Gordon H. Millner1998 - 2001

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Illinois Property Tax Lawyers AssociationTreasurer2006 - Present
International Association of Assessing OfficersMember2003 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois Real Estate Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education - Residential Real EstateChapter - Real Estate Tax Considerations2011
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education - Real Estate TaxationChapter - Tax Objection Complaints2008
CBA RecordFive Things Every Attorney Should Know About Appealing Their Client’s Real Estate Taxes2004

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Chicago Bar Association - Continuing Legal Education SeminarReal Estate Taxation: What You Don't Know Could Hurt You and Your Client2010
Chicago Bar Association - Continuing Legal Education SeminarReal Estate Taxation: An Overview for the Non-Specialist2005