Firm Practice and Heritage
Horowitz Law Offices is a Chicago based law firm representing a broad range of local and international clients.
Our business practice represents clients on legal issues confronting both “owner-managed” and “employee –managed” businesses, as well as individual executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs.
Our consumer practice represents individuals on those day-to-day issues faced by individuals of all ages and at all stages of their “life cycle”.
Our heritage began 31 years ago when an Internal Revenue Service Agent who acquired his business sense on the streets of Chicago and an International CPA Firm accountant who acquired his business sense on the streets of New York, began practicing law together and focusing on income tax and estate tax issues both for individual consumers and businesses.
That heritage is still evident today as many of our attorneys who practice in the fields of real estate, corporations, partnerships, litigation, bankruptcy, international matters, probate, and estate planning are also accountants and are well aware that tax issues affect every area of law.
We represent a broad range of local and international businesses and individuals solving their complex legal problems and litigating their difficult disputes.
The Horowitz Law Offices operating philosophy is: “Down to Earth Solutions” and we are always aware of what it means to our clients. Regardless of whether we are representing you in a business matter or consumer matter, Horowitz attorney’s, who are repeatedly praised and commended for being non-stuffy, accessible, practical, creative, compassionate and savvy, are representing you.
We invite you to learn more about our legal skills by scrolling through the specific practice area pages and sub-practice area topics on this Site and then contacting us.
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Born Little Neck / Douglaston / Bayside, New York, April 27, 1951, admitted to Illinois bar, 1976; U.S. Tax Court, 1977; admitted to New York bar, 1982.
– Syracuse University (B.S., 1972)
– Syracuse University (M.S. Accounting, 1973)
– John Marshall Law School, (J.D., 1976)
Lecturer: Estate and Gift Taxation – College of Lake County, 1981 – 1982
Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations
Past Non-Profit Participations:
School of Chicago Ballet and Columbus Hospital Foundation
Current Non-Profit Board of Director Participations:
Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation
Tax: Represents clients in tax matters either personally or through Associates of his firm, Horowitz Law Offices, for federal and state income tax, sales tax, use tax, service occupation tax, motor fuels tax, gift tax, estate tax, IRS controversy work, planned giving and OVDI offshore account disclosure.
Corporate and Partner Disputes, Squeeze Outs and Freeze Outs (business divorces): Represents clients either personally or through Associates of the firm, Horowitz Law Offices, engaged in business disputes, corporation disputes, stockholder disputes, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, partner disputes, minority shareholder oppression, majority oppression of minority stockholders and partners, squeeze outs, freeze outs, exit strategies and family generational exit strategies. Representation very often involves valuation issues, minority discounts, marketability discounts and how accounting valuations differ from valuation powers of Judges under state statutes.
1985 – 1987 He has authored several newsletters on the subject of taxation.
1990 – 1992 Mr. Horowitz has written and produced the nationally broadcast radio show “The Legal Navigator,” a humorous program spotlighting unusual law cases, which has been heard on radio stations across the country.
Mr. Horowitz earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Accountancy from Syracuse University and his law degree from John Marshall Law School. He served on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Council on Federal Income Taxation and has taught estate and gift taxation at the college level.
Mr. Horowitz has delivered seminars on income taxation, estate planning and business succession which have been arranged by life insurance companies, brokerage firms, national trade associations, the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the Illinois State Bar Association.
Mr. Horowitz is a member of both the Illinois and New York State Bars.