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Mr. McKenzie is an FAA certified flight instructor and commercial pilot as well as a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Illinois Pilot’s Association, and the Cessna 150-152 Club.  He currently serves on the board of directors of the Illinois Aviation Museum at Bolingbrook and the Illinois Pilot’s Association.  He regularly lectures on matters of aviation law and taxation at airports throughout the Midwest.  His prior engagements include lectures and seminars at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Chicago Executive Airport, Kenosha Regional Airport, and Clow International Airport.


Practice areas


  1. Tax: 30%
  2. Aviation: 30%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

120 South Riverside Plaza Suite 1200
Chicago, IL, 60606-3910


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200705/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Gordon Ellis AwardCessna 150-152 Fly-In Foundation2011
Senior Design Area Award: CommunicationsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorJohn Marshall Law School2010 - Present
AssociateARNSTEIN & LEHR LLP2009 - Present
AssociateLavelle Law, Ltd.2007 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chicago Bar Association, Federal Taxation CommitteeChair2011 - 2012
Chicago Bar Association, Federal Taxation CommitteeVice Chair2010 - 2011
Chicago Bar Association, Federal Taxation Practice and Procedure SubcommitteeChair2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Birriel v. OdehN/A
Lavelle Law, Ltd. v. MazutisArbitration Award for Plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
Southern Illinois University Law JournalSurvey of Illinois Law: Environmental Law2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyN/AJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
EAA AirventureClearing Aircraft Title Problems2010