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Michael Raff

Michael Raff

Senior Associate Attorney at Gordon Law Group, LTD
  • Tax Law, Business Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • Illinois
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Biography

I enjoy working on a variety of legal matters for our firm.

Some of the more regular tasks include representation of clients in an array of tax disputes before the IRS and the Illinois Department of Revenue. These cases often work there way through the administrative level, up through appeals, and often to the United States Tax Court. My clients have scored significant victories in Audit Defense, Offer in Compromise and Innocent Spouse cases.

I am also experienced in drafting employment contracts such as employment and separation and termination agreements as well as restrictive covenants.

I represent buyers and sellers in residential real estate transactions.

Our firm is also a friend to small business, often consulting with start ups to determine what sort of business entity is best suited for their venture as well helping them to file the requisite paperwork necessary with both the state and the IRS.

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
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Collections
    White Collar Crime
Video Conferencing
  • Google Hangouts
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • RingCentral
  • WebEx
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Certain practice areas may involve fees for consultations
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Charges by credit card incur a 2% fee.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
ID Number: 6300619
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7th Circuit
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Senior Associate Attorney
Gordon Law Group, LTD
- Current
I enjoy working on a variety of legal matters for our firm. Some of the more regular tasks include representation of clients in an array of tax disputes before the IRS and the Illinois Department of Revenue. These cases often work there way through the administrative level, up through appeals, and often to the United States Tax Court. My clients have scored significant victories in Audit Defense, Offer in Compromise and Innocent Spouse cases. I am also experienced in drafting employment contracts such as employment and separation and termination agreements as well as restrictive covenants. I represent buyers and sellers in residential real estate transactions. Our firm is also a friend to small business, often consulting with start ups to determine what sort of business entity is best suited for their venture as well helping them to file the requisite paperwork necessary with both the state and the IRS.
Tax Representative
Advocate Tax Solutions
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I represented over 250 clients in their tax resolution cases with the IRS and state governments through a three step process: conducted investigations with IRS and state government agents to determine the extent of a client’s tax liability; achieved compliance by coordinating with in-house accountants to file a client’s necessary tax returns; and resolved the outstanding tax liabilities by presenting a thorough case review to a client that detailed his current and future financial condition and laid out the best strategies to resolve his tax liability. I communicated with clients regularly to maintain accurate household income and expense figures. I tracked and managed case files and upcoming tasks using the Microsoft Suite and IRSLogics.
Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. (2009) | Certificate in Criminal Litigation
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Honors: Certificate in Criminal Litigation
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.S. (2006) | Psychology
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers Rising Star Award Recipient 2018, 2019, 2020
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6300619
Member
Current
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Illinois State Bar Association
Federal Tax Committee Member
Current
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Publications
Speaking Engagements
Federal Tax Debt Resolution Boot Camp, ISBA Federal Tax Conference 2020, Illinois State Bar Association Building
Illinois State Bar Association
Certifications
Certification in Criminal Litigation
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Websites & Blogs
Website
Overcoming a Social Security Number Already Used Error When Filing a 1040
Contact & Map
Gordon Law Group, LTD
400 Central Ave
#340
Northfield, IL 60093
Toll-Free: (847) 580-1279
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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