Mark Anderson represents real estate developers, privately held corporations, limited liability companies, and family enterprises consisting of various corporations, LLCs and trusts in a wide range of tax and general business law matters. He also maintains an estate planning practice, which is a value-added service to business owners and their families.   

Mark has provided general business representation, tax and financing advice in connection with numerous business acquisitions and mergers, structuring of new business formations, long-term operating businesses, multi-family housing real estate developments, shopping centers and hotels. This representation has involved private and publicly owned corporations, employee pension funds and their investment advisors, and numerous syndicated and non-syndicated partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies and S-corporations.

He also has extensive experience in tax planning and trust and estate administration on behalf of business owners and their families, coordinating tax planning with efficient business operations. These planning services are provided within the framework of maintaining family plans for income and asset distribution, economic control and asset protection.

In addition to his core tax and estate planning practice, Mark enjoys working on complex LLC operating agreements and is a frequent speaker on this subject, as well as asset protection planning and related matters.

SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS

Mark is a frequent speaker and author for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) and the Fox Valley Chapter of the Illinois CPA Society. 

His recent presentations include:

  • “The Personal Side of Estate Planning: Families & Finances,” an Edward Foundation seminar, Naperville, Ill., May 17, 2016.

  • "Protecting Business Assets," IICLE Asset Protection Planning course, Chicago, Jan. 23, 2015.

His recent publications include:

  • Author, "Protecting Business Assets," Chapter 8 in "Asset Protection Planning," published by IICLE, 2014.

  • Author, "LLC Operating Agreements," Chapter 2 in "Illinois Business Law:  LLCs and Partnerships," published by IICLE, 2011 with 2013 Supplement.

  • Author, "Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements," Chapter 4 in "Limited Liability Companies and S Corporations," published by IICLE, 2010.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Mark joined Aronberg Goldgehn in May 2015 from Coman & Anderson, a Lisle, Ill.-based firm he co-founded with Daniel Coman in 2000. Prior to that, he was a partner in the Chicago firm of Miller, Shakman, Hamilton, Kurtzon & Schlifke.

Mark earned his Masters of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center and began his legal career in the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service as a Tax Law Specialist, primarily writing private letter rulings.

He is a past Chair of the Federal Tax Committee of the Chicago Bar Association, as well as Former Chair of Division B and Division C of the Federal Tax Committee of the CBA.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Lutheran Home and Services for the Aged, Arlington Heights, Ill. (Board of Directors Member, 1993-2001)

  • Edward Foundation, Naperville, Ill. (Member, Board of Directors, 2015)

  • Edward Foundation, Naperville, Ill. (Member, Planned Giving Committee )

LEADERSHIP ROLES

  • Former Chair of Division B (Partnerships and Other Tax Sheltered Investments), The Federal Tax Committee of the Chicago Bar Association

  • Former Chair of Division C (Corporation and General Income Tax Problems), The Federal Tax Committee of the Chicago Bar Association

  • Chair, The Federal Tax Committee of the Chicago Bar Association (1998-1999)



Georgetown University Law Center, Masters of Law in Taxation, 1979

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1976

Illinois State University, B.A., Political Science, 1973



BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

  • Illinois
  • United States Tax Court

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


PERSONAL

What is one item on your bucket list? Taking a really long bike ride.
What is your favorite place in Chicago? The Chicago lakefront path.
What is the best vacation you’ve ever been on? Our annual family week at the lake in Wisconsin.