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Adam P. Beckerink

Adam P. Beckerink


Adam is of counsel in Reed Smith’s State Tax Group in Chicago, Illinois. Reed Smith’s State Tax Group is composed of over 30 lawyers and is nationally renowned for helping corporations save significant state taxes. Adam has resolved, both through litigation and settlement, some of the most difficult state tax matters before administrative appeal boards, tax tribunals and courts in Illinois and other states. He has represented multinational corporations and high net-worth individuals on complex state, local and federal tax matters. He has also advised multinational corporations on multi-state and federal tax planning and the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Adam has authored several articles on tax law and lends his talent to pro bono matters, including representing veterans before the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Adam’s practice covers all facets of the tax planning and dispute resolution process, including audit, litigation and appellate practice in matters such as state False Claims Act tax defense, state tax refund class action defense, individual residency matters, telecommunications excise tax matters, and sales and income tax matters. His practice is based on being proactive in helping clients minimize their state tax burdens.

Employment History

  • 2010 - Reed Smith
  • 2008 - Bryan Cave, LLP
  • 2006 - Baker & McKenzie
  • 2004 - United States Tax Court - Attorney Adviser to Special Trial Judge Stanley J. Goldberg


  • Honorable Stanley J. Goldberg, U.S. Tax Court (2004-2006)

Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association, State and Local Tax Committee
  • Chicago Tax Club
  • Illinois State Bar Association, State and Local Tax Committee
  • Taxpayers Federation of Illinois
  • Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Tax Institute

Notable Quotes

  • "MTC Uniformity Committee Leaning Toward IRS Whistleblower Model" by Amy Hamilton, State Tax Today (March 13, 2015)