Tom practices in the area of federal and state corporate income tax. He has advised clients on the tax aspects of corporate restructurings, acquisitions, and dispositions and with tax controversies. Tom is a member of the American Bar Association (Taxation Section), the New York State Bar Association (Tax Section), the Illinois State Bar Association (Federal Taxation Section), and The Chicago Bar Association (Federal Taxation Section).
Consider the following:
Comfort Level - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
Credentials - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
Cost - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
City - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Here are a few to get you started:
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