Michael F. Baccash, co-founder of Sarnoff & Baccash in 1986, is an experienced... more
Michael F. Baccash, co-founder of Sarnoff & Baccash in 1986, is an experienced property tax lawyer. Mr. Baccash began his career as a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney where he represented the Cook County Assessor in property tax appeals. Mr. Baccash then joined the large law firm of Arvey, Hodes, Costello, and Burman where he became a partner. In March of 1986, Mr. Baccash and fellow part... view profile
I am an attorney focusing on family law, estate planning and tax preparation. My... more
I am an attorney focusing on family law, estate planning and tax preparation. My practice areas include the following: 1. Estate Planning I prepare living trusts, living wills, pour-over wills, last wills, health care powers of attorney, property powers of attorney, HIPAA authorizations, grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), irrevocable trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts (ILITs)... view profile
Tax attorneys understand the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities. Many tax laws are written by lawyers for lawyers, and as such are very difficult to understand. There are also many different types of taxes and tax laws–for example, income taxes, corporate and business taxes, death taxes, property taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales taxes, and international taxes. Sometimes taxes are based on an inflated or incorrect value the government has placed on an entity or activity. Tax attorneys will help you challenge the value or the tax itself, and help you reduce your taxes through careful planning.