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.


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

His recent presentations include:

  • "Section 199A: Operations and Investments" at the Illinois CPA Society's "Taxation on Real Estate Conference," June 4, 2020.

  • "Does Your Estate Plan Still Fit You?” at an Edward Foundation luncheon for Friends of Edward Hospital, May 20, 2019.

  • “Section 199A: The Adventure Continues,” at a Fox Valley Chapter of the Illinois CPA Society meeting, Nov. 1, 2018.

  • "What Accountants Need to Know About LLC Operating Agreements & Recent Legislative Changes,” a private CPE seminar for an accounting and business advisory services firm, Oct. 25, 2018.

  • "How Businesses Will Change to Take Advantage of the 2018 Tax Law Changes," at the Legal Netlink Alliance's Spring meeting, May 18, 2018.

  • “How Suburban Businesses Will Change to Take Advantage of the New Tax Law,” at a DuPage Foundation seminar, Feb. 15, 2018.

  • "Pass-Through Entity Tax Planning" at a Fox Valley Chapter of the Illinois CPA Society seminar, Dec. 7, 2017.

  • "Illinois LLC Act Changes" at a Fox Valley Chapter of the Illinois CPA Society’s JD/CPA meeting, June 9, 2017.

  • “Famous Fiascos: Estate Planning Mistakes of the Rich and Famous & How You Can Avoid Them,” at an Edward Foundation seminar, May 23, 2017.

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

  • "Protecting Business Assets," at an IICLE Asset Protection Planning course, 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.


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.


  • 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 - present)

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


  • 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

  • Former 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


  • Illinois
  • United States Tax Court


  • Chicago Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • Illinois Leading Lawyer in the areas of Closely & Privately Held Business Law, Taxation and Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law (2018-2020)


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.