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Cameron Ross Monti

Cameron Ross Monti

also known as Cameron Monti

Practice areas:

Tax, Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment & Labor

About Me

As a Partner at the law firm of Howard & Howard, PLLC, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at The John Marshall Law School, I have represented and advised hundreds of clients in matters involving federal and state tax, business, and employment law.  More specifically, I have successfully assisted clients in the following matters:


- Federal tax controversy and resolution (involving min. tax of $20,000+)

- State tax controversy and resolution (involving a min. tax of $15,000+)

- Federal and state audits

- Business contracts

- Commercial loan documents and collateral agreements

- Mergers & Acquisitions (buy-sell agreements)

- Shareholder agreements

- Commercial lease review

- Employment law matters (employment and severance agreements)

- Employee handbooks

- Mechanics liens

- Not-for-profit organizations

- Illinois' Medical cannabis law

- Illinois' Firearm Concealed Carry law


I represent clients in all types of industries including the grocery industry, telecommunications, food and restaurant, consulting, accounting, construction, and commercial real estate, among others.  


My philosophy is to treat my clients as I would expect to be treated by an attorney.  I take my reputation very seriously and believe in developing friendships with my clients to garner their trust, confidence, and peace of mind.


I have helped established charitable organizations to help feed the needy and give back to the community through my volunteer efforts. 


If you seek assistance with any legal matter, I would welcome the opportunity to become your trusted legal counse, advisor, and friend. 




Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Tax: 40%
    13 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Business: 35%
    13 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Mergers & Acquisitions: 20%
  4. Employment & Labor: 5%
    13 years, 250 cases



Hourly ($350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • No photo

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Cameron for over 13 years and would recommend him wholeheartedly without any reservations. He is an outstanding attorney who is contientious, bright, articulate, and an excellent advocate for his clients.


    Kim-Su Rattet Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Tuella O Sykes

    I endorse this lawyer. Cameron's knowledge in complex tax issues has resulted in positive outcomes for his clients. His ability to understand and take these issues head on, against the IRS, makes him a wonderful asset in the Tax Profession.


    Tuella Sykes Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Howard & Howard Attorneys, PLLC

200 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL, 60604


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200405/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
SuperLawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Superb 10.0 Rated AttorneyAvvo.com2015
2015 Clients' Choice Award - Tax LawAvvo.com2015
Top Tax AttorneyAvvo.com2015
2014 Rising StarsSuperLawyers2014
Top Attorney - Illinois' Outstanding Young AttorneysChicago Magazine2014
Superb 10.0 Rated AttorneyAvvo.com2014
2013 Clients' Choice AwardAVVO.com2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
MemberHoward & Howard Attorneys PLLC2014 - Present
Adjunct Professor of LawThe John Marshall Law School2013 - 2013
PartnerLavelle Law, Ltd.2002 - 2014
Law ClerkUniversity of Michigan - Office of the VP & General Counsel2000 - 2001
Judicial InternMichigan Supreme Court - Chief Justice Elizabeth A. Weaver1999 - 2000
Law ClerkJosh Fields & Associates1998 - 2000
Law ClerkMichigan Attorney General1998 - 1999
Legal InternCook County State's Attorney's Office1996 - 1997

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Algonquin Chamber of CommerceMember2015 - Present
Shelter, Inc.Board Member2010 - 2014
Chicago Bar Association - Federal Tax Practice and Procedure SubcommitteeVice Chair2005 - 2010
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
IRS Private Letter Ruling 104559-10 (Apr. 23, 2010)An approximate savings of $3.5 million
Effective Tax Administration Offers AcceptedSettled $170,000 debt for $1,000; and $60,000 for $2,500
Abatement Granted of Civil PenaltyClient was not liable for an approximate liability of $60,000.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2002
Michigan State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Illinois at ChicagoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2015 AILA Midwest Regional ConferenceTax and Social Security Issues for the Immigration Practioner2015
WGN-TV9 Midday News - InterviewIllinois' Medical Marijuana Law2014
WGN TV9 Midday News - Follow-up InterviewIllinois' Medical Marijuana Law2014
Schaumburg Chamber of Commerce - Connections Networking GroupIllinois' Medical Marijuana Law2014
Mt. Prospect Rotary Club MeetingIllinois' Medical Marijuana Law and Firearm Concealed Carry Law2014
Business IP CommiteeICLE - Overview of Illinois' Medical Cannabis Law and Employment Law Considerations2014
Young Entreprenuers AcademyThe Difference Between Corporate Entities2013
Federal Tax Practice & ProcedureThe John Marshall Law School2013
Entrepreneur SeminarStarting a Business - What Corporate Form is Best For You2010