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Chicago Business Litigation & Tax Lawyers

At Neschis & Tolitano, we provide high quality legal representation to small and medium sized businesses as well as individuals throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. We assist businesses with the myriad of legal issues that arise when forming and operating a business. We are also experienced Chicago business litigation and tax lawyers who effectively represent businesses and business owners in commercial litigation. We understand that for our clients their business is their livelihood and we strive to provide each client with the personal attention that they deserve. That involves taking the time to learn and understand our clients’ businesses and their industries. We then work to tailor our representation to our clients’ needs and to provide solutions that are both successful and cost-effective.

In addition to working with businesses, we also work with individuals in a range of personal matters including income tax compliance and audits, employment matters, real estate transactions and disputes, and trust and estate litigation.

Our Chicago business litigation and tax lawyers, Sam Neschis and Tami Tolitano, have both been practicing law for more than twenty years. Sam Neschis began his career with the New York County District Attorney’s Office. He uses the trial and investigative skills that he developed working as a prosecutor to assist businesses and individuals win results in litigation matters. Tami Tolitano is a certified public accountant (CPA) as well as a tax attorney in the Chicago area. She uses her accounting skills to effectively represent businesses and individuals in disputes with the IRS, the Illinois Department of Revenue and other taxing authorities, as well as to assist businesses and individuals comply with tax laws and regulations while maximizing allowable tax savings.

Our business law practice involves assisting entrepreneurs form new businesses by helping them choose the type of entity that will best suit their needs and enable them to achieve their goals. We then help new business owners by preparing agreements that will enable them to effectively work together to operate the business, reduce dissention among the owners, and constructively deal with any disputes that arise between them. We assist new and existing businesses with the legal issues that arise when operating a business such as negotiating contracts, addressing employment issues, complying with regulatory requirements, and collecting unpaid accounts receivable. We also assist businesses with tax compliance matters and represent businesses in tax audits.

Our litigation practice involves representing businesses and individuals in all types of commercial litigation including breach of contract, commercial fraud, and unfair competition including violations of covenants not to compete and confidentiality agreements, theft of trade secrets, and tortious interference with contracts and business expectancies. We also represent businesses and business owners in disputes that arise between them including claims of breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder oppression, and deadlock among shareholders and directors. Additionally, our business litigation lawyer represents individuals across Chicago in a variety of personal matters such as real estate disputes including disputes regarding ownership of property, disputes arising out of trusts and wills including claims of undue influence and lack of testamentary capacity, and employment disputes including claims of wrongful termination. We forcefully represent our clients’ interests in negotiations to resolve their disputes. However, if an amicable resolution that protects our clients’ interests cannot be reached, we aggressively and effectively represent our clients’ interests in litigation.

Our taxpayer representation practice involves representing businesses and individuals involved in civil tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, the Illinois Department of Revenue and local taxing authorities with respect to a wide variety of domestic and international tax matters. Our Chicago business litigation and tax lawyers provide representation at all phases of federal, state, and local civil tax controversies, including audits, appeals, and tax court litigation. We also represent taxpayers involved in criminal tax investigations and criminal tax litigation.

Our tax compliance practice includes the preparation of income tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts, as well as estate tax returns, employment tax returns, sales tax returns, and local tax returns. We also regularly prepare forms required for the taxation of various types of foreign transactions and assets. We also analyze our clients’ contemplated transactions and business plans to maximize tax savings at both the federal and state levels.

If you are in the process of forming a new business or if you are current business owner or individual looking for representation, contact us to discuss your legal needs.

Client Reviews

Sam represented our business and us personally in a contract action at a very volatile time in our lives. Not only was he knowledgeable, but his compassion and concern for us not only as clients, but as people, went above and beyond any expectations we might have had. It is very rare to find a...


Sam and his team have worked with me and my team for years, and we could not be more satisfied. His level of comprehension of what is really being said to his attention to detail regarding the minutia of each statement has been of such value to me not only in peace of mind, but the very concrete...

Justin P.

Sam Neschis has represented my companies for approx 7-8 years. I work in the financial / mortgage / real estate industry and overall don't trust anyone. I trust Sam, and I know and feel he is always looking out for my best welfare. Sam can service many areas in my line of work, but if Sam isn't the...



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