Emily Wessman

Emily Wessman

Attorney at Law

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Emory University School of Law
Prior to starting her own practice, Emily worked in the Regulatory and Aviation and Revenue Litigation Divisions of the City of Chicago's Law Department. As a Senior Counsel in the Revenue Litigation Division, Emily litigated local tax assessments, advised auditors charged with the enforcement of local tax ordinances, and drafted opinion letters in response to taxpayer inquiries.

Currently, Emily uses her 10 years of experience in government practice to assist individuals and small businesses with their local tax compliance efforts, audits and assessments. Emily also forms Illinois limited liability companies and completes legal research and
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Emily Wessman, Attorney At Law

Sole Practitioner

Sep 2011 - Present

• Serve as a consultant for the Cook County Department of Revenue’s Real Property Transfer Tax Enforcement Initiative responsible for training audit staff & advising on legal aspects of complex real estate transfers
• Advise individuals and businesses on the application of Chicago Tax Ordinances and Rulings
• Litigate Chicago Dept. of Revenue audits protested by individuals and businesses

Sep 2011 - Present

City of Chicago Law Dept., Revenue Litigation Division

Senior Counsel

Jan 2007 - Sep 2011

• Managed a caseload of over 100 tax and consumer fraud matters, including one featured on MSNBC’s American Greed
• Drafted opinion letters in response to taxpayer questions concerning the application of Chicago Tax Ordinances and Rulings
• Drafted pleadings, motions and briefs
• Represented the Chicago Department of Revenue & Chicago Department of Environment in litigation

Jan 2007 - Sep 2011

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