Skip to main content

About me

I help people & companies battle the IRS and overcome their tax problems.

- Offers-in-compromise
- Marital transmutation agreements
- Representation at collection due process hearings
- Innocent-spouse defense
- Analysis of tax collection statutes of limitations
- Installment payment plans
- Tax Advocate assistance
- Collection appeals
- Trust Fund Recovery Penalty
- Payroll Tax Issues
- Discharge in bankruptcy
- Penalty abatement
- Foreclosure Defense
- Bankruptcy Chapter 7
- Bankruptcy Chapter 13

Areas of Concentration:

Tax Resolution | Bankruptcy | Foreclosure Defense

If you have IRS problems, you need an attorney. You need me Steven Leahy. Call me (312) 664-6649 or Toll Free (866) 664-6647. 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 1120 Chicago, 60601


Photos and videos

1123427 1359828707

1123427 1359828680

1123427 1359828632

1123427 1359827662

Practice areas


  1. Tax: 70%
    11 years
  2. Chapter 7: 10%
    16 years
  3. Chapter 13: 10%
    16 years
  4. Foreclosure: 10%
    15 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

51 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Leahy. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jonathan Pierre Lacour

    Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jonathan Lacour Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Office of Steven A. Leahy, PC

150 N Michigan Ave # 1120
Chicago, IL, 60601-7626


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200005/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Graduated LL.M. with HonorsJohn Marshall Law School2002
Cum LaudeJohn Marshall Law School2000
Excellence for the Future Award - Income TaxationThe Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction1999
Excellence for the Future Award - Agency & UnincorporatedThe Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction1999
Excellence for the Future Award - Legal EthicsThe Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction1998
Excellence for the Future Award - Constitutional Law IIThe Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction1998
Excellence for the Future Award - Patent & Trade Secret LawThe Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction1998
Corpus Juris Secundum Award - PropertyWest Publishing Company1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderOpem Tax Resolution2010 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme CourtN/A2012 - Present
United States Tax CourtN/A2011 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Catholic Lawyers Guild of ChicagoMember2007 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMember2003 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisN/A2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Over Mean DebtorChapter 7 Discharge of Debt
Slashed Tax ObligationReduced Tax obligation by more than 95%
Ended IRS Wage LevyIRS Wage Levy Stopped
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
US Tax PublishersDeal With Your IRS Problem Today! | Learn the Secrets of Solving Your IRS Problem!2009
Global Review of Cyberlaw, ISSN 1569-2140 (2001), volume 1 , issue 1 , p. 1-44Self-Regulation and the EU Privacy Directive : Do Privacy Seals Offer 'Adequate' Protection To Citizens Transferring Data To American Internet Companies?2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoInformation TechnologyDoctor of Laws2002
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoN/AJD - Juris Doctor2000
Loyola University ChicagoBusiness Administration - FinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Bankruptcy Institute 17th Annual Central States Bankruptcy WorkshopPresenter: Cramming for the Means Test: How to Pass It Line by Line2008