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Jeffrey Anton Collins

Tax Attorney at Naperville, IL

5.0   10 reviews

also known as J Anton Collins

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Tax
    70%
    Tax audit / examination and litigation, especially for business owners. Income, employment, excise. Extensive experience with U.S. Tax Court. Quickly handles

    32 years, 500 cases

  2. Tax fraud and tax evasion
    30%
    IRS & state tax investigations and formal criminal charges of tax violations. Most of our in this area clients have been hard-working tax return preparers and CPA's.

    22 years, 30 cases

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Supporting CPA's with Tax Audit Defense and Federal Criminal Tax Representation throughout the United States, IRS tax attorney J Anton Collins is dedicated to solving your IRS problems. Formerly with the IRS and having over 20 years of experience working with tax audits and discharging taxes in bankruptcy, he understands the hardship and the urgent needs of families and small business owners. A tax or IRS emergency must be handled correctly – the first time.

 

Attorney Collins and TAX LAW OFFICES is one of the most sought after attorneys to handle SERIOUS payroll tax debt. From his years working at the Internal Revenue Service, he developed his proven strategy of "How to Win Every IRS Audit". He usually only handles the "serious" or "impossible" tax situations for business owners.

 

Anton is a well-known Tax Defense personality on video and social media. A former frequent speaker on tax matters, the Attorney was recently quoted in Bloomberg Business Week and appeared regularly before the Ralph Grant Institute.

 

He also represents business owners accused of tax violations If you have been accused by the federal of state government of fraud, or investigated for criminal tax violations anywhere, contact Attorney Collins immediately and set up a free consultation.

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Location

Tax Law Offices
1700 Park Street
Suite #203
Naperville, IL, 60563

Reviews

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Posted by Jerry | March 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney and team
GRATITUDE! Where do I start? When I first contacted Mr. Collins I was a mess, I had received a call from my managing broker the day before stating that my Real Estate license had been suspended and I could no longer conduct Real Estate Related Activity. I needed to review the document sent and resolve the problem A S A P, mind you the document sent was from the DDFPR stating that AI had 60 days from the date sent Oct to resolve an issue with I.D.R. for State Taxes. The amount was 10 thousand plus some change. That had grown to a Whopping 17.000 since 2014 from the sale of my two Flat, but wait there’s more. I had received the document on December 8th, 62 days later, and two days too late! That's when my fiancé and I started our search and found Mr. Collins and his team online, from the first contact with Taylor to how fast Mr. Collins got back to me I was impressed. Mr. Collins was calm and cool, reassuring me that everything would be ok. He gathered all my information and the very next day had a game plan with an email that ended with a quote…An object in motion… Newton…He was hired and never stopped. After his research, we found that I had more issues, taxes needed to be filed back to 2008….Yep!I f'ed up! But Mr collins referred me to his C.P.A., Jeff Chang, knocked out all my taxes and stayed in motion, Mind you, this all happened at the peak of Holiday Season. Christmas, New Years. The I R S was on vacay and I was eager to clear this up and inpatient but Mr. Collins Shavonne and Taylor answered every email, call, and question reassuring, me every step of the way, that they were making progress, but there is a process….Needless to say, four and a half weeks later my license was reinstated a T R O was issued to stop any further fees or collections from the I R S and State. My story continues, but I’m positive the outcome will be the same and can’t thank Mr. Collins and his team enough. May the days before you be as blessed as they have made mine.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Look no further.
If you are looking for someone who you can trust.. for someone with the experience needed to handle your issue.. for someone to listen to not only your issues but your concerns as well, then consider your search over. Attorney Collins is that person. The care he displayed for not only my situation, but for my state of mind and my future, was not something that I was expecting. He treated my situation and myself like he was dealing with someone that he knew personally.. however, I had never met him before. He has all the experience that you need, I have no doubt. He will in fact respond to you within the first 24 hours, he called me sooner than that. He will not charge you for a service that you do not need, and will not overcharge you for the ones you do. Most importantly, in my opinion, he will listen to not only the situation, but he will listen to the 'person'. You have nothing to lose by reaching out to Attorney Collins. It's easy. It's fast. It's a free consultation. I believe after speaking with him, you will be glad that you did.
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Response from Jeffrey Collins January 17, 2017
Wow! Thank you! Reviews like this are truly humbling. Especially since I just try to do my job well, and take good care of those who trust me. Thank you again, Anonymous, for such a great review!
Posted by Rebecca Guidry | February 23, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer!
I contacted Mr. Collins and he was quick in his response. He helped me to feel a little better about the tax situation at hand and referred me to those he believed could help. Straight to the point. Thank you so much, man.
Response from Jeffrey Collins February 29, 2016
Thank you! That review is so greatly appreciated. Good words like those help others to make a smart decision about who is their situation's best attorney. So again ... thank you. Jeffrey Anton Collins Attorney (Former IRS)
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An extremely helpful attorney!
I called this office to receive a consultation and to possibly gain knowledge about a tax issue i was having, and was really please with the customer service i received! Not only was the attorney Mr. Collins, extremely knowledgeable and helpful by giving me excellent advice, he also referred me to some extra resources that would ensure that all areas of the issue were covered!
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Response from Jeffrey Collins January 6, 2016
Thank you so much for those kind words. You had an immediate legal issue, and I am glad to have been a helpful resource. As attorneys, we are in the business of helping the public. I firmly believe in treating clients the way I'd like to be treated. I truly hope that you and others feel that commitment while working with me.
Posted by Angela | April 21, 2013
Excellent
I was referred to Mr. Jeffrey Collins by a good friend of mine who acquired his services last year. I was very hestitate because of the level of trust I have wtih attorneys from experiences in the past. I must say that I was very impressed wtih Mr. Collins services. He is very knowledgeble in his practice, he explained step by step of what was entailed in the processes ahead and was extremely kind. I will definitely consult with Mr. Collins for any future situations that may arise as well as refer him to others who may need legal services. I am completely satisfied!
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Posted by Tony | February 14, 2013
Chapter 7, no problem!
J. Anton Collins' work was phenomenal. He was non-judgmental, was empathetic, and made me feel what I was doing wasn't immoral but an every day business decision that companies do. He made the process go by seamless and painless that our case was finished in a matter of 2 months or less. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Taylor | February 14, 2013
He Treats His Clients With Respect
I have dealt with many lawyers in the past because of my own profession. They all talked over my head in a language not understandable to the average person. I needed a lawyer who was not trying to impress me with big words. I need regular advice with corporate issues. I found Attorney Collins near Chicago and he gave me not only solid technical advice, but also respect. He definately knows tax law and cares about all of his clients.
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Posted by brian | February 14, 2013
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When I needed help in solving my debt issues I turned to mr Jeffrey collins.My case was handled very professionally and efficiently.Mr Collins and firm shoed good knowledge and responsibility in handling their business and my case.I highly recommend their services to everyone.
Posted by Mike | February 12, 2013
Thanks for a Great Job
Mr. Collins handled a very complicated IRS matter for us with great efficiency. He immediately took over all communication with them and helped lay out a strategy for the case to protect our family's income and assets. He handled the entire situation with great professionalism, and most importantly for us a very satisfactory settlement arrangement. His staff was also friendly and helpful.
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Posted by Noel | February 11, 2013
Thank You Jeff Collins For All You Help!
I want to Thank You Jeff for everything you have done for me. I started working with Jeff back in 2008 after working with another lawyers on my tax problems who basically belittle me the whole process. I had some unfiled taxes and for a few years which were very complicated because of my stock trading and needed to find a lawyer who could understand I wasn't a bad person but just allowed things to get out of control. After metting with Jeff and discussing my case. He showed me understanding and compassion. I finally felt this nightmare would get resolved. Then I lost my job and freaked out because I wasn't sure how I was going to pay Jeff and lost contact for a few months. I got myself together and contacted Jeff and without hesitation Jeff reopen my case and help with a payment plan that worked for me. Jeff was able to get the IRS off my back and work out a deal with them. Jeff stayed in constant contact with me about my case and he was able to get this problem resolved. I was finally able to put this case behide me and get on with my life. I would like to Thank Jeff for everything You have done and I have suggested him to a few other people I know who needed help and he was able to help also.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-350 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Jones & Collins
  • 2003 - Present
  • Tax Analyst
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Tax Matters Specialist
  • Jeffrey Collins, CPA
  • 1994 - 2003
  • Examination
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • 1987 - 1990
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Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1998
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • E K Simon v Commissioner
  • Avoided all personal liability of tax
  • U.S. v Conforti
  • Defeated all but one count.
  • U.S. v McGee
  • No felony conviction; No inprisonment

Associations

  • National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP)
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Division of Firms
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Tax Professionals NATP
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA)
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014
  • National Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Cook County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2007
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Attorney
  • National Black Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Complaint Free Award
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2020
  • Top Rated Business
  • Top Rated Local
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • American Bar Association
  • Criminal Tax Fraud and Controversy
  • 2017
  • American Bar Association
  • Health Care Fraud
  • 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Criminal Tax Fraud and Controversy
  • 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Criminal Tax Fraud and Controversy
  • 2013
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Consumer BK Chapter 7 & 13
  • 2012
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Consumer BK Chapter 7 & 13
  • 2011
  • American Bar Association
  • Criminal Tax Fraud and Controversy
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (28)
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Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Collins. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Well versed in tax code and well respected in legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Collins is a skilled and respected member of the legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to annyone needing legal representation."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Collins has a firm grasp of the law and well represents his clients."
Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Counsel Collins for any issues involving the tax concerns."
Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Collins has an outstanding grasp of the law and any potential client should give serious consideration to hiring this attorney."
Tax Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Collins is one of the finest tax attorneys in his state. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Tax Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Collins. He has years of experience and a solid background in Taxes before he ever became an attorney. His clients like him and attorneys respect him. His dozens and dozens of published answers to questions at Avvo.com show that he knows the law and cares about making sure his clients understand it too. If you have a question about Tax Law, he is your answer. If his office is anywhere near you, I recommend him to you."
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