At Aronberg Goldgehn, we represent individuals, businesses and tax-exempt organizations with respect to federal, state, and local tax matters.  Our attorneys handle all aspects relating to income taxes, employment taxes, sales and use taxes and excise taxes.  Our practice includes tax planning and representation of clients in tax controversies.  We regularly prepare a broad range of tax-related agreements and documents. 

Our tax planning practice includes:  

  • Advising new businesses on appropriate entity choices, including corporations, S corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies
  • Structuring, acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations, divisions and liquidations of businesses, including rendering advice and implementing tax-advantageous transactions such as tax-free exchanges, corporate mergers and spin-offs, and sale-leaseback transactions
  • Advising operating businesses regarding tax-efficient methods of structuring operations
  • Estate planning for individuals, including succession planning for closely-held businesses and the use of trusts and family limited partnerships
  • Advising employers regarding qualified pension, profit-sharing, 401(k), cafeteria and employee stock ownership and non-qualified deferred compensation plans, and designing or assisting in plan structures
  • Section 1031 exchanges
  • Applying for tax-exempt status and advising not-for-profit organizations

Our tax compliance practice includes: 

  • Preparing federal and state individual income tax returns
  • Preparing federal and state business and fiduciary income tax returns
  • Preparing federal and state estate tax returns

Our taxpayer representation practice includes:   

  • Representing clients in federal and state tax audits
  • Litigation of tax controversies before all federal courts, including the U.S. Tax Court
  • Negotiating resolution of outstanding tax liabilities through installment agreements and offers-in-compromise
  • Assisting non-filers return to compliance with federal and state tax obligations and negotiating resolution of tax liabilities 

Michaeline Gordon Co-Presenting "What Legal Structure Works for You? In Today's Tax Environment, How Should a Business Owner Think About the Legal Structure of Their Firm?
05.21.18

Michaeline will co-present on the topic June 20, 2018, at XPX Chicago's monthly meeting.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Hosting the Legal Netlink Alliance's Spring 2018 Meeting
04.30.18

On May 17, 2018, the Legal Netlink Alliance will kick off its 2018 Spring meeting with a cocktail reception in the offices of Aronberg Goldgehn.... Read More


Michaeline Gordon Featured in Law360 Article Titled "Aronberg Goldgehn Adds Estate, Tax Planning Pro in Chicago"
04.13.18

Aronberg Goldgehn new member Michaeline Gordon is featured in an April 13, 2018, write-up by Law360.... Read More


Michaeline Gordon Has Joined Aronberg Goldgehn As a Member
04.05.18

Michaeline Gordon has joined Aronberg Goldgehn as a Member. She assists clients with all aspects of trust and estate planning, asset protection, generational planning and wealth preservation.... Read More


21 Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers By Illinois Leading Lawyers
03.30.18

Twenty-one Aronberg Goldgehn attorneys have been named Leading Lawyers for 2018 by Illinois Leading Lawyers.... Read More


Michaeline Gordon Presenting "Estate Planning Update - What's Changed, What's Not: Ten Tips for Investment and Estate Planning After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017"
03.09.18

Michaeline will present on the topic on March 15, 2018, at the University of Club of Chicago’s Investment Society Luncheon.... Read More


Chris Bannon, Jay Frank, Tom Hanekamp, Blooma Stark and Michael Zaslavsky Named Super Lawyers By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.25.18

Aronberg Goldgehn members Christopher J. Bannon, Jay A. Frank, Thomas K. Hanekamp, Blooma Stark and Michael Zaslavsky have been selected as Illinois Super Lawyers for 2018.... Read More


Mark Anderson Presenting How Suburban Businesses Will Change to Take Advantage of the New Tax Law
01.25.18

On February 15, 2018, Mark D. Anderson will present “How Suburban Businesses Will Change to Take Advantage of the New Tax Law” at a seminar presented by the DuPage Foundation.... Read More


Blooma Stark Presenting Life Cycle of a Trust at An Illinois CPA Society Breakfast Meeting
11.29.17

On December 8, Blooma Stark will present “Life Cycle of Trust” at the CPA/JD Practitioners’ Breakfast hosted by the Illinois CPA Society.... Read More


Mark Anderson Presenting "Pass-Through Entity Tax Planning" to the Illinois CPA Society's Fox Valley Chapter
11.28.17

On December 7, Aronberg Goldgehn member Mark Anderson will present “Pass-Through Entity Tax Planning,” at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville.... Read More


Business Litigation Alert - Defending Against IRS Tax Penalties
10.19.17

The Internal Revenue Code contains more than 150 penalties that can be assessed against taxpayers and tax return preparers. And the IRS is getting more aggressive about asserting these penalties. How can you defend against them?... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn's Women's Initiative Honors Businesswoman Rowena Zimmers With Its 2017 Inspiration Award
10.17.17

Rowena Zimmers accepted Aronberg Goldgehn's 2017 Inspiration Award at its 2nd Annual Inspiration Award Luncheon.... Read More


Amy M. Gibson and Mary V. Hays Named in Crain's List of The Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago
08.01.17

Aronberg Goldgehn Members Amy M. Gibson and Mary V. Hays have been listed in Crain's Custom Media's inaugural edition of The Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago.... Read More


Mark Anderson Presenting "Illinois LLC Act Changes"
05.19.17

On June 9, 2017, Aronberg Goldgehn attorney Mark Anderson will speak on the "Illinois LLC Act Changes" at the Fox Valley Chapter of the ICPAS JD/CPA Practitioners' breakfast.... Read More


Mark Anderson Co-Presenting Famous Fiascos: Estate Planning Mistakes of the Rich and Famous & How You Can Avoid Them
05.18.17

On May 23, 2017, Aronberg Goldgehn attorney Mark Anderson will discuss how to avoid the pitfalls of poor planning at a free seminar for friends of Edward Foundation.... Read More


18 Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named Leading Lawyers By Illinois Leading Lawyers
04.27.17

Eighteen of the firm’s members have been named Leading Lawyers by Illinois Leading Lawyers, a designation awarded to less than 5 percent of Illinois attorneys.... Read More


Chris Bannon, Jay Frank, Tom Hanekamp, Blooma Stark and Michael Zaslavsky Named Super Lawyers By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.23.17

Aronberg Goldgehn members Chris Bannon, Jay Frank, Tom Hanekamp, Blooma Stark and Michael Zaslavsky have been selected as Illinois Super Lawyers for 2017.... Read More


Joseph A. Cioffi Joins Aronberg Goldgehn's Business Law & Transactions Group
11.16.16

Joseph A. Cioffi has joined Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa as an associate in the firm’s business law and transactions practice group. He was previously the Managing Partner of Cervantes & Cioffi LLP.... Read More


The Disappearance of the Requirement That the Internal Revenue Service Exhaust All Reasonable Collection Efforts Against the Primary Obligor
09.15.16

An article by Aronberg Goldgehn associate Benjamin Haskin has been published in the Federal Taxation newsletter.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Sponsoring the 18th Annual Illinois Bar Foundation Gala
09.07.16

Aronberg Goldgehn is honored to be the Northern Illinois University Fellowship Sponsor for the Illinois Bar Foundation’s 2016 Gala, where Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will be presented with the 2016 Distinguished Award for Excellence.... Read More


Mark Anderson Presenting the Key Current Issues in Advising S-Corporations
06.02.16

On June 15, 2016, Aronberg Goldgehn member Mark D. Anderson will present "Key Current Issues in Advising S-Corporations" at an Illinois CPA Society-O’Hare Chapter dinner event and program.... Read More


Mark Anderson Presenting The Personal Side of Estate Planning: Families & Finances
05.05.16

On May 17, 2016, Aronberg Goldgehn Member Mark D. Anderson will co-present a free seminar titled, “The Personal Side of Estate Planning: Families & Finances.”... Read More


Mark Anderson Named a Member of the Edward Foundation's Board of Directors
08.06.15

The Edward Foundation has named Mark D. Anderson as a member of its Board of Directors. Established in 1990, The Edward Foundation supports Edward Hospital & Health Services’ community health care initiatives.... Read More


Tax Law Alert - IRS Proposes Regulations on Disguised Payments For Services
07.23.15

The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations today on “Disguised Payments for Services,” which will change legislation made by Congress back in 1984.... Read More


Mark Anderson Joins Aronberg Goldgehn
05.06.15

Mark Anderson has joined Aronberg Goldgehn as a member. He concentrates his practice in federal and state corporate and partnership tax, estate and gift taxes, and related business matters for middle market companies and their owners.... Read More


Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Illinois
01.12.15

Christopher J. Bannon, Jay A. Frank and Blooma Stark have been selected as Illinois Super Lawyers; Amber N. LaFevers, Timothy R. Nelson and Amy M. Rapoport Gibson named ‘Rising Stars.'... Read More


Paul Gilman Quoted About the Inversion Backlash in Canadian Lawyer Magazine
12.15.14

Paul A. Gilman is quoted in “The inversion backlash: As public awareness of corporate tax schemes becomes more mainstream, inversions have been put in the spotlight.”... Read More


USA TODAY Speaks with Paul Gilman on Tax Inversions
08.27.14

Tax and business planning attorney Paul Gilman spoke with USA TODAY about Burger King’s recent agreement to merge with Canada-based Tim Hortons.... Read More


Morris Featured in Leading Lawyers Network Magazine's Real Estate, Construction and Environmental Edition for 2014
01.17.14

Leading Lawyers Network Magazine featured Real Estate and Construction Member, Henry Morris, in an article in their Real Estate, Construction and Environmental Edition for 2014.... Read More


Chris Bannon, Jay Frank, Billy Garmisa and Blooma Stark Named Super Lawyers By Illinois Super Lawyers
01.13.14

Christopher J. Bannon, Jay A. Frank, William J. Garmisa and Blooma Stark have been selected as Super Lawyers by Illinois Super Lawyers.... Read More


Bannon, Frank, Garmisa and Stark Named Super Lawyers By Illinois Super Lawyers
08.29.13

Aronberg Goldgehn members Christopher J. Bannon, Jay A. Frank, William J. Garmisa and Blooma Stark have been selected as Illinois Super Lawyers.... Read More


First Business News Talks With Blooma Stark About Digital Asset Planning
07.01.13


Blooma Stark Featured in Leading Lawyers Network Magazine - Women's Edition For 2012
01.11.13

Leading Lawyers Network Magazine featured Estate Planning and Probate attorney Blooma Stark in an article in their Women's Edition 2012 publication.... Read More


Seven Aronberg Goldgehn Attorneys Named 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers' and Rising Stars' in Illinois
01.04.13

Aronberg Goldgehn is pleased to announce that four attorneys were selected as Illinois ‘Super Lawyers' for 2013 and four attorneys were designated as ‘Rising Stars' in Illinois by Super Lawyers magazine.... Read More


Stark Presenting on Skipping Transfer Tax Planning Options
03.23.11

Aronberg Goldgehn member Blooma Stark will present "Skipping Transfer Tax Planning Options" at the 2011 Explore Genworth Financial Annual Convention in Chicago.... Read More


Estate Planning Alert - Changes in Estate Taxes Effective for 2011
12.22.10

Congress has delivered some certainty as to estate taxes for the next couple of years in the form of the “Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010."... Read More


Gilman Speaks About The Legal Considerations of Preparing to Transition One's Business
06.10.10

Paul Gilman presented the "Legal Considerations of Preparing to Transition One’s Business, and How to Avoid Some Common Pitfalls" at the 2010 Genworth Convention.... Read More