Eric advises corporations, partnerships and individuals on international, federal, state and local tax planning, transactional and controversy matters. He focuses on tax issues concerning income, employment, and sales and use tax issues and controversies arising from business formations and reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, and other business transactions.
A certified public accountant, Eric represents a wide range of clients in all phases of complex tax matters. He regularly provides strategic advice on entity selection and business formation issues, and reviews formation and sale documents for partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. He has prepared protest briefs on behalf of high net worth individuals, estates, and closely held and public companies in valuation, transfer pricing, equity compensation, restructuring, deductibility versus capitalization of expense, and other tax disputes with the IRS. Eric also has submitted private letter ruling requests regarding cost-sharing arrangements in a high-technology industry and gain nonrecognition provisions in the energy industry. He has counseled corporate, partnership, and individual taxpayers in tax audits and appeals, on issues ranging from valuation issues and subpart F income to residence and domicile.
Before his legal career, Eric worked as an auditor at a Big Four accounting firm. The accounting and related business experience has provided a launch pad for understanding the taxation issues critical to his clients’ business success.
- Assisted in trial preparation for a transfer pricing case in U.S. Tax Court involving a Fortune 500 medical device company.
- Assisted in writing protest briefs to the IRS regarding the deductibility versus capitalization of settlement expenses.
- Assisted in a private letter ruling request to the Chief Counsel of the IRS related to the deferral of gain on payments received for property involuntarily converted through eminent domain.
- Assisted in federal and state audits of individuals’ residency for income tax purposes.
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois