Judi Smith works with technology companies and their customers. As a former software... more
Judi Smith works with technology companies and their customers. As a former software developer and IT executive, Judi is intimately familiar with the software industry. Whether the platform is mobile, desktop, server, Web, or embedded, Judi has reviewed, negotiated and written countless contracts on both the buy- and sell-side. Judi has helped manage deals that involve outsourcing, joint ventur... view profile
I am married to Maragrita Marchan-Mankus who is a member of the lawfirm. She... more
I am married to Maragrita Marchan-Mankus who is a member of the lawfirm. She islicensed to practice in Illinois and Puerto Rico. Her areas of specialtyare Social Security Disability and Real Estate. We have four daughters: Clarissa, who works for a TV station in Milwaukee and is studying for her MBA; Camille, who is a graphic designer and works in Chicago; Margarita, who is a medical studen... 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.