Chicago tax attorney Jonathan Decatorsmith has been practicing tax law for more than... more
Chicago tax attorney Jonathan Decatorsmith has been practicing tax law for more than 26 years. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent, Professor Decatorsmith was a senior trial attorney and internal instructor with the Internal Revenue Service for 11 years. He has tried more than 40 cases before the United States Tax Court, and previously served as adjunct professor at DePaul Universi... view profile
Specializes in tax controversy and litigation matters.Extensive experience in Tax... more
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 le... view profile
We, at Strauss & Malk, LLP, strive to be a premier multi-disciplinary law firm. I am... more
We, at Strauss & Malk, LLP, strive to be a premier multi-disciplinary law firm. I am part of the Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation group, but we also have a business and corporation group, a litigation group and a real estate group. As Counsel in the Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation group, I perform a variety of tasks including: · Advising clients and drafting and i... 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.