I specialize in emerging tax issues as well as tax controversy and helping clients navigate the IRS exam and appeals process. My emerging tax issues experience includes handling matters stemming from new legislation and developments in tax guidance, such as cryptocurrency taxation and pass-through entity tax regimes. I analyze and distill changes in tax guidance to identify the most pressing issues for our clients and help them develop strategies for responding to the evolving tax landscape.
Additionally, I help evaluate clients’ tax positions to take advantage of potential Section 1202 gain exclusions on the sale of qualifying stock, and I advise clients on opportunities to take advantage of research activity tax credits and incentives.
Prior to joining the firm, I was an accomplished litigator with experience handling cases in state courts, U.S. district courts, U.S. Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Because of my experience as a litigator, I’m skilled at conveying complicated tax concepts for a wide variety of audiences in a digestible way. My clients and colleagues appreciate my ability to get them up to speed on these complex topics quickly.
I received my LL.M in taxation from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and a J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law. I have a license to practice law in Florida and Massachusetts.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy being active. One of my favorite summer activities is playing volleyball on the beautiful Chicago beaches. I’m an avid runner and enjoy participating in races ranging from 5ks to marathons. I sit on the professional board for PAWS Chicago, a Chicago-based animal rescue organization, and I enjoy volunteering at PAWS shelters and helping with fundraising, event planning, and community outreach for the organization.