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Joel C. Levin

Joel is of-counsel to the firm. He began his career at Rosenthal and Schanfield, where he practiced for 26 years, and later had stints at two other prominent Chicago firms before becoming a solo practitioner. 

Joel has represented a broad spectrum of clients during his almost 46 years of practicing law. In addition to his work as a tax lawyer, Joel has extensive experience in all phases of business law, including industrial, commercial and residential real estate; acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations; labor and employment matters; employee benefits; estate planning and probate; and financing transactions.

During his career, Joel has effectively served as general counsel to many well-known individuals and entities including:   professional sports executives, a distributor of railroad parts and signs, food distributors, demolition contractors, scrap metal companies and executives, manufacturers of truck parts and precision-milled machine parts, funeral home and cemetery operators, restaurant owners, computer peripheral retailers and distributors, real estate operators and developers, nursing home and assisted living operators and developers, investment companies, tax-exempt organizations and fastener distributors.

Joel is an avid golfer, SCUBA diver and sports fan, and he and his wife Ivy enjoy traveling and spending time with their three children and five grandchildren. In addition, Joel is engaged in the ownership and management of real estate investments, both locally and in Florida and Arizona.

Joel is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois, the United States Tax Court, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. He has a Peer Review Rating of “AV” (highest certification) by Martindale Hubbell, a leading professional directory.


The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, BA in Finance, 1971

Washington University School of Law, JD, 1974

Editor, Urban Law Annual, 1973-74

New York University School of Law, LLM in Taxation, 1975