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Specializes in tax controversy and litigation matters. Extensive experience in Tax Court practice and procedure, corporate reorganizations, TEFRA, tax accounting, and substance/form issues. Represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service Examination Division and Appeals Office and with the Illinois Department of Revenue, and has been involved in the litigation of over 30 matters at all levels of the Federal court system, including the United States Tax Court and various US Courts of Appeal.

Active in the pro bono community, working with the Midwest Tax Clinic to assist low-income individuals in tax disputes and collection matters with the Internal Revenue Service and the Illinois Department of Revenue. Regularly represent clients in Federal and state examinations and administrative appeals and hearings, as well as in Tax Court proceedings.

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McDermott Will & Emery

227 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL, 60606


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200411/12/2015
DCInactive 200211/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarIllinois Super Lawyers2013
Volunteer of the YearTax Clinic, Center for Economic Progress2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerMcDermott Will & Emery2012 - Present
Tax AttorneyLatham & Watkins LLP2005 - 2012
Tax AttorneyMayer Brown2004 - 2005
Attorney-AdvisorUnited States Tax Court2003 - 2004
Tax AttorneyNixon Peabody2002 - 2003
Attorney-AdvisorUnited States Tax Court2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Taxation SectionMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2000
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of WashingtonEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1996