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Jonathan Decatorsmith

Jonathan Decatorsmith

Attorney at Law

Chicago
Illinois
Licensed in
IL
University of Colorado School of Law
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About
Chicago tax attorney Jonathan Decatorsmith has been practicing tax law for more than 30 years. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent, Decatorsmith was a senior trial attorney and internal instructor with the Internal Revenue Service for 11 years. He has tried more than 40 cases before the United States Tax Court, and previously served as an adjunct professor at DePaul University in Chicago and the University of Minnesota.

As a strong advocate for taxpayers rights, Decatorsmith is frequently cast as the lone defender of the powerless against the IRS Chief Counsel Office and the IRS Collection Division.
33
Years
experience

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"I just got back from teaching class and saw your email. I ran to the mailroom and there it was - the Offer acceptance letter! My family and I are forever grateful to you. I feel I can now renew my life. - Margie, Glenview,"

IRS Collection Resolution
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
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"Jonathan is not only the ultimate professional but his understanding, empathy for and devotion to his clients is remarkable... John, North Barrington,"

IRS Issues
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

The Tax Practice at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Managing Partner and Supervising Professor

Jul 2000 - Present

Since July 2000, I have been Managing Attorney and Supervising Professor of The Tax Practice at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law (formerly known as The Chicago-Kent Law Office's Tax Clinic), a full-service tax practice that provides legal representation to individual and business taxpayer in connection with a wide variety of Internal Revenue Service and Illinois Department of Revenue disputes.

Jul 2000 - Present

BlueDog, Olsen and Small, Minneapolis, MN

Senior Associate

Jul 1999 - Jul 2000

Senior Associate for private law firm specializing in a wide range of business-related issues.

Jul 1999 - Jul 2000

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Adjunct Professor

Aug 1996 - Aug 1999

Adjunct Professor of the faculty of the University of Minnesota School of Law, where I taught a course on federal tax practice.

Aug 1996 - Aug 1999

Chief Counsel Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Chicago, IL

Senior Trial Attorney and Internal Instructor

Jun 1987 - Jul 1999

Senior Trial Attorney responsible for own docket of cases pending before the U.S. Tax Court, and for providing legal and technical tax assistance (individual, corporate, partnership and estate/trust) to the administrative branches of the IRS.

Jun 1987 - Jul 1999

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Adjunct Professor

Jan 1991 - Dec 1994

In addition to numerous internal teaching assignments within the IRS, I taught a graduate course (Federal Tax Procedure) in the School of Accountancy at Depaul University, Chicago, IL.

Jan 1991 - Dec 1994

Commerce Clearing House, Inc

Law Editor

Aug 1986 - Jun 1987

Law Editor with the primary responsibility for researching, writing and editing the Federal Estate and Gift Tax Reporter, one of CCH's weekly federal tax reporters. Other duties included compiling the revised, 1987 Federal Estate and Gift Tax Code and Regulations Book, researching tax planning opportunities under the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

Aug 1986 - Jun 1987

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