Michael McCormick focuses strongly in the areas of corporate law, tax and estate planning, asset protection planning, tax litigation, and audit defense. He has been practicing law for over thirty years and has tried cases in state and federal courts, as well as the United States Tax Court, and has argued before both state and federal appellate courts. Impressively, his professional background ranges from preparing estate plans for families seeking to protect their assets for the next generation to tax planning for corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. McCormick has represented many emerging growth companies as well as venture capital groups and creative equity platforms. He lectures around the country on audit mitigation and tax law and testifies as an expert witness in legal and accounting malpractice cases. Mr. McCormick also represents taxpayers in controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Tax Court. He has counseled both families and corporations on tax matters and asset protection strategies, as well as being a CCH certified audit defense professional with vast extensive trial experience, both on behalf of individuals and corporations.
Michael double majored in accounting and finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and received his J.D. from Valparaiso University in Indiana, a Concannon Certificate in International Law from Notre Dame University in London, England, and a master’s degree in taxation from the John Marshal Law School in Chicago. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Appellate Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Michael is married to Jessica and they have five children Michael, Collin, Evan, Ashley, and Meghan.
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