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Kerry M. Lavelle

Tax Attorney at Schaumburg, IL

5.0   4 reviews

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About Kerry

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As a practicing attorney, and a founding partner of a law firm that bears my name, I take an especially focused view of serving clients. While certain areas of law can be complex, what matters most in dealing with any legal case is hard work, and meeting the needs of our clients. Before we begin any work, whether in the office, in a meeting, a hearing, or the courtroom, it is imperative that we understand your needs, concerns, and all aspects of your case. I believe that our hard work yields categorical preparedness. For this reason, I, and all of our attorneys, take time to meet with you, listen to your concerns, and review the options available to you. Once we have a course of action, I assure you that you cannot find another attorney who will work harder and be more thorough, on your behalf. These are the traits that make for exceptional lawyering.

 

I also believe that as a business owner, I have a responsibility to commit to my local community, and participate fully in the events that are important to the residents who live and work here. Lavelle Law always has, and always will be, a willing and active contributor to the overall needs of our local community and the people and organizations that make it so vibrant and successful.

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Licensed for 33 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1989
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Kerry

Lavelle Law Ltd.
1933 N. Meacham Road, Suite 600
Schaumburg, IL, 60173

Reviews

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Posted by Mark | December 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Among the Finest
As one of the Senior Partners at Infinity Wealth Management, LLC, we often need legal work done for our clients. Whether its a Buy/Sell agreement for a business or a living trust for a family, Kerry and his team always come through with quality work. They spend the time, answer the questions, and provide the guidance needed to get things handled right. That takes a load off of me and my team. It allows me to focus on my part. Its hard to find integrity these days. Kerry and the associates at Lavelle Law have it. I would recommend them to anyone.
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Posted by Jim | September 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prompt, Efficient, Effective Results
I have used legal services from Kerry Lavelle on a number of occasions. He has handled real estate closings, tax issues, estate planning and other matters for me and my family. in ever case I have received excellent service, always on a timely manner and at fair rates. I appreciate the way in which Lavelle Law listens to me before starting down any path and the fact that they explain options and set expectations for the process. In addition to the legal services, I also respect Kerry and his firm for their significant commitment to the community and those in need. They set a great example for all businesses to follow.
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Posted by John | August 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert Advice, Friendly, Knowledgable, Respectful
My firm, Infinity Wealth Management, LLC and I have been working with Lavelle Law for a number of years. We have always received the highest quality service. Their attorneys and staff are very accommodating and easy to talk with. Although much of our immediate needs are centered around estate planning, we have sent clients and friends to Lavelle Law for other legal matters. They have a strong stable of knowledgable attorneys that cover the spectrum of legal concerns. I highly recommend Lavelle Law and appreciate the friendships that have developed throughout the years.
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Posted by Eric | August 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
President of Newman Insurance Servcices, Inc
I have know Kerry and used him personally plus referred him to many clients for over twenty years. He is an excellent attorney, well versed in many different areas and has always provided quick and easy to understand explanations of what ever situation we have need his expertise on.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 475-475 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Lavelle Law, Ltd.
  • 1991 - Present
  • Professor of Law
  • John Marshall Law School
  • 2003 - 2013

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • DePaul University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1983
  • North Park College, Chicago, Illinois | Economics
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • Grocery Law
  • Grocery Law
  • Agriculture
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Corporate counseling; Federal tax; Estate planning
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Business Leader of the Year
  • Palatine Chamber of Commerce
  • 2014
  • Spirit of Life Award
  • Society for the Preservation of Human Dignity
  • 2010

Publications

  • Construction Equipment Distribution Journal
  • Why Every Employer Should Adopt A Social Media Networking Policy
  • 2010
  • I.R.C. SECTION 482
  • Tax Implications for Closely-Held Domestic Business Associations, Virginia Tax Review
  • 1989
  • Criminal Justice Journal, Western State University College of Law, Volume 12, Issue 1
  • Conspiracy in Closely-Held Corporations
  • N/A
  • DePaul Business Law Journal, Volume 4, Number 1
  • Drafting Shareholder Agreements for the Closely-Held Business
  • N/A
  • The Practical Accountant
  • The Legal Aspects of Starting a New Business
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Paychex Seminars
  • Representing Taxpayers with Extraordinary Tax Problems
  • 2015
  • Eder, Casella & Co. Seminar
  • Problematic Taxpayers
  • 2014
  • CJBS, LLC Seminar
  • Problematic Taxpayers
  • 2014
  • Tighe Kress & Orr Seminar
  • Problematic Taxpayers
  • 2013
  • The Stapleton Group Seminar
  • Problematic Taxpayers
  • 2013
  • Stout Risius Ross, Inc. Seminar
  • Problematic Taxpayers
  • 2013
  • Michael Silver & Company Seminar
  • Problematic Taxpayers
  • 2013
  • Kipnis, Rosen & Bloom, Ltd. Seminar
  • Problematic Taxpayers
  • 2013
  • Eder, Casella & Co. Seminar
  • Problematic Taxpayers
  • 2013
  • EC Ortiz & Company Seminar
  • Problematic Taxpayers
  • 2013
  • Brown, Kaplan & Liss LLP Seminar
  • Problematic Taxpayers
  • 2013
  • BIK Seminar
  • Problematic Taxpayers
  • 2013
  • Tax Law
  • Various Chambers of Commerce
  • N/A
  • IRS collection letters, complex audit matters, and detecting, avoiding and defeding potential tax fraud cases
  • Illinois C.P.A. Society
  • N/A
  • IRS Collection Issues
  • C.P.A. Society
  • N/A
  • How to buy existing businesses/Starting up new businesses
  • Harper College
  • N/A
  • Federal Tax Practice and Procedure
  • John Marshall Law School
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (10)
Endorse Kerry
Unknown Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Kerry has been a pleasure to work for and with. I am happy to call him my partner. Kerry draws on his wide knowledge of the law gained from over 25 years of experience in providing effective, practical solutions in his areas of practice to our clients."
Tax Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Kerry Lavelle delivers the highest quality legal representation to his clients at a fair cost. He expects the other lawyers at his firm to follow his example. Kerry has over 25 years legal experience to draw from in representing his clients. Kerry has a reputation of excellence within the legal community. He has my endorsement."
Business Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Kerry has been practicing for 25 years and his experience in invaluable as a mentor and client advocate. His advice is a combination of his extensive legal experience, with a strong dose of natural business savvy and experience as well. Kerry always sees each case through the eyes of his clients, and never treats a matter as routine."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have been fortunate to work for Kerry at Lavelle Law, and I endorse him without reservation. He has a wide depth and breadth of substantive legal knowledge and experience in tax, corporate matters, and estate planning. In addition, his knowledge and experience in building and running a thriving law office make him an invaluable resource and advocate for our business clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Kerry is an expert in the field of estate planning. He has a great team of smart and dedicated lawyers that can complete a comprehensive estate plan for you and your family at a reasonable price and with a quick turnaround on the deliverable."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer!"
Tax Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kerry is a well-respected professional and long-time member of the community. I heartily endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Kerry on a number of property tax appeals and general real estate issues. Kerry is very responsive and is a good communicator. We worked under some tight filing deadlines and Kerry was able to simplify the issues for the clients in order to obtain the proper evidence in a timely fashion. We were successful in every property tax appeal, mainly because of Kerry's knowledge of the issues and ability to present the legal arguments in a concise fashion."
Tax Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"It has been my privilege to work for Kerry's firm for the last 5 years. Kerry's overall knowledge of tax law, whether it applies to income tax issues or estate planning taxation issues is unparalleled. Working in these two areas, among others, permits Kerry to do one of the things our firm is founded on: helping individuals and small businesses have exceptional, but affordable, legal assistance to level the legal playing field. It is in this area, looking out for his clients' best interests, that Kerry truly excels. His focus on the well-being of his clients, whether legal, financial, or personal, sets him apart from other tax attorneys. Put another way, a client is not a transaction to Kerry - each client is a person, or corporate entity, with real problems, and Kerry, and the rest of us through his example, treat each and every client with the courtesy and respect they deserve. I cannot recommend Kerry highly enough - not just as a lawyer, but as a human being."
Tax Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lavelle has over 20 years of experience in representing individual & business clients in front of the IRS. His success in representing clients is not just before the IRS or the Illinois Department of Revenue, Mr. Lavelle has also gained a great reputation in representing clients in complex commercial real estate transactions, as well as, other business transactions."
Tax Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Kerry extensively since 1997 and he has always exceeded expectations, both with the quality of the work product and the efficiency in how he has produced it."
Tax Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I give my highest endorsement of Kerry Lavelle. Kerry is an excellent practitioner, mentor, and counselor of law. He is one of the premier tax and business law attorneys in the Midwest and beyond, and is highly respected and regarded in the legal profession and many types of the business industries. Kerry's professionalism and professional ethics are never compromised. If you are looking for one of the few elite law practitioners in the are of business, tax, or estate planning, look no further than Kerry Lavelle."
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Schaumburg Tax Lawyer Kerry M. Lavelle
Kerry M. Lavelle
Tax Attorney
Schaumburg, IL
Licensed for 33 years