Attorney at Law
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.
- Tax Audit
- Tax Filings
- Tax Lien
- Tax Penalties
- Tax Planning
- Other Tax Matter
- 501(c) or 501(c)3 Compliance
- Non-Profit Formation
- Non-Profit Fundraising
- Other Non-Profit Matter
- Business Formation Consults
- Corporate Formation
"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,"
"Jonathan is not only the ultimate professional but his understanding, empathy for and devotion to his clients is remarkable... John, North Barrington,"
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.
BlueDog, Olsen and Small, Minneapolis, MN
Jul 1999 - Jul 2000
Senior Associate for private law firm specializing in a wide range of business-related issues.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
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.
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.
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
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.
Commerce Clearing House, Inc
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.