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James H Kane

James H Kane

Kane & Co
  • Tax Law, Appeals & Appellate, Real Estate Law
  • Illinois
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Raymond R Gray
Raymond R Gray April 14, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I've worked with many lawyers over the past 30+ years of my practice and Jim is one of the best lawyers with whom I've had the privilege of working.
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Ken Z. April 14, 2020
Jim Kane is a very creative and cutting edge attorney I have worked with Jim Kane for over eighteen years on real estate tax, personal property tax, business license, Washington B&O tax, tax incentives and credits and other areas. Jim has been successful on achieving strong results on exemptions of tax and reduction of assessments in both the real estate tax and personal property tax areas. He also was able to assist us with receiving previously granted job creation tax credits that were put on hold in a state through his tenacity in working with state officials. When we have smaller disputes over various tax matters Jim is now the first person we call as other firms don't want to spend the time on these small matters where Jim and his firm work with us to contest the positions and we generally receive full reversals or reasonable settlements to avoid litigation. He also listens to areas where we believe we should be receiving exemptions or not paying taxes or fees and is willing to assist us in filing appeals and or litigation to achieve exemptions or confirmation that the taxes or fees do not apply to our business.
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Jim Kane is a seasoned tax professional with more than 30 years of experience working with large and mid-sized companies on tax and incentive matters throughout the United States. Throughout his career, Jim has worked collaboratively with his clients to help them achieve significant financial benefits. Early in his career, Kane benefited from a long career with Arthur Andersen, gaining great training and experience, and developing a strong focus on developing and implementing processes to ensure service delivery quality and consistency. After launching Andersen’s Chicago property tax practice, Kane was instrumental in developing standards and processes for Andersen’s National Property Tax Team. With a strong penchant for tax policy matters, Kane became an instrumental contributor to tax policy discussions, first, for the electric industry as it embarked upon deregulation in the 1990’s and then, in Illinois, on tax and incentive policy matters as the Illinois General Assembly debated various matters that had broad implications to the Illinois business community. Because of Kane’s broad understanding of the taxes employed in more than 35 states, Kane is able to help clients and policymakers better understand the reach and implications of various tax policy matters. More recently, Kane has turned his attention to assisting clients on Illinois tax and incentive matters, while continuing his work in other states on a more limited basis. During his tenure as a tax professional, Mr. Kane has advised companies on many issues of first impression with great success. His clients have included manufacturers, distributors, retailers, hotel owners and operators, real estate managers and investors, gas station owners, entertainment companies, communications companies, utilities, and oil companies. Kane regularly represents clients before the Cook County Assessor, Cook County Board of Review, Illinois Department of Revenue, Illinois Department of Commerce.

Practice Areas
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Video Conferencing
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultations regarding property tax appeals, audit defense services and economic development incentive negotiations.
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: 6199479
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Kane & Co
- Current
Co-Founder and Managing Director
True Partners Consulting LLC
Deloitte LLP
Arthur Andersen LLP
University of Notre Dame Law School
J.D. (1988) | Law
Honors: School Representative - Moot Court Team
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Texas A&M University - College Station
B.B.A. (1984) | Finance
Honors: Platoon Sergeant, Ross Volunteer Honor Guard Company Commander, Company A-1
Activities: Corps of Cadets
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6199479
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Websites & Blogs
Kane & Co. Homepage
Kane & Co. Blog
Contact & Map
Kane & Co.
77 W. Washington Street
Suite 625
Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone: (312) 964-5277
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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