Reed Smith’s State Tax Group has a long history of successfully representing and advising clients with respect to their State of Illinois and local taxes. We have experience with all Illinois taxes, including all City of Chicago and Cook County taxes. Our broad state and local tax experience allows us to craft the right solution for our clients, whether through legislative, regulatory, or other administrative representation; in litigation for local and state administrative bodies; and in the state and federal courts. Our lawyers draft proposed legislation, comment on proposed regulations, and sometimes just know the right person to contact to address our clients’ concerns.
We defend audits and settle controversies with state and local departments of revenue and with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. Our litigation inventory includes consumer class action defense, protest and refund litigation before the Illinois Independent Tax Tribunal, Informal Conference Board, Board of Appeals, administrative hearings, and in state and federal courts at all levels.