Raymond Barbosa

Raymond Barbosa

Barbosa Law Group, P.C.
  • Real Estate Law, Immigration Law, Tax Law...
  • Illinois, New York
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I have a law and graduate law degree (Taxation) from New York University School of Law, an M.B.A. (finance) from New York University Stern School of Business, and a B.S. degree (accounting) from Fordham University. I am admitted to practice in New York and in Illinois. I am also admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court,the Federal District Courts: Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the Northern District of Illinois; and in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. I am a member of the Hispanic Bar Association, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Cook County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. I am also a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. PROFESSIONAL PHILOSOPHY. I have been practicing law for over 30 years. My approach to practicing law is to be innovative, to think outside of the box, in order to fulfill my clients' needs. I also believe in providing efficient and thorough counsel. In addition to being an attorney, I am also a certified public accountant (CPA) in the state of Maryland and a real estate broker in the state of Illinois. I also speak fluent Spanish and have a working knowledge of Italian. I decided to start my own practice, after twenty years of experience at two Fortune 500 companies, because I wanted to branch out into different areas of law and to do more one-on-one basis work with clients. I was a Vice President of Tax at both Fortune 500 companies. CIVIC INVOLVEMENT. Being an attorney is only part of who I am. I am also dedicated to my community. For this reason, I previously was on the board of Streetwise (www.streetwise.org), an organization dedicated to empowering the homeless to becoming self-sufficient and productive members of society; and of Thresholds (www.thresholds.org), which provides healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses in Illinois each year. I also was an active memb

Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Tax Law
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
Fees
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  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
New York
7th Circuit
Languages
  • Italian: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
President
Barbosa Law Group, P.C.
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Attorney specializing in federal, state and international tax matters, including tax audits and nonprofit tax law; business planning; mergers and acquisitions; and real estate matters.
Adjunct Professor
Governors State University
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Adjunct Instructor, Graduate and Undergraduate programs – Business Taxation, Tax Research
Vice President, Tax
Pactiv Corporation
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• Established the tax department, recruited an entirely new staff. Transitioned knowledge and process from Tenneco headquarters. Led process improvement, tax compliance and Tax accounting changes. Reduced effective tax rate from 45% to 41.5%. • Managed and defended IRS tax audit covering tax years 1990 to 1999. Resolved $154 million Audit issue. Managed tax audits conducted in Germany, UK and Canada. • Conducted total global transfer pricing review to optimize impact and utilize net operating losses. Minimized overall foreign losses. Recommended switching to LIFO inventory saving $5 million.
Vice President, Taxes & Tax Counsel
Premark International, Inc.
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Broad legal, tax and financial reporting responsibilities. Worked with Strategy Group serving as legal advisor on various acquisitions and growth strategies. Responsible for international and domestic tax strategies, reporting and compliance. Managed a staff of eleven professionals.
Tax Attorney
Dart & Kraft Inc.
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Tax & Corporate Attorney
McBride Baker & Coles
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Tax & Corporate Attorney
Seki & Jarvis
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Adjunct Professor
IIT Chicago Kent College of Law
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Tax Attorney
Winston & Strawn
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Tax Accountant
Deloitte, Haskins & Sells (Deloitte & Touche)
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Auditor
S.D. Leidesdor (Ernst & Young)
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Education
New York University School of Law
LL.M. (1981) | Tax Law
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New York University School of Law
J.D. (1979) | Law
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New York University
MBA (1979) | Finance
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Fordham University
B.S. (1976) | Accounting
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar # 1660786
Member
- Current
Thresholds Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centers
Board Member
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Activities: A non-profit organization that assists and inspires people with severe mental illnesses to reclaim their lives by providing the supports, skills, and the respectful encouragement that they need to achieve hopeful and successful futures
Village of Oak Park Housing Authorithy
Commissioner
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Streetwise
Board Member
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Activities: A non-profit organization that seeks to empower men and women who are homeless or at risk of being so to work towards gainful employment and self-sufficiency
Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Chicago Area
Chair, International Law Committee
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Chicago Bar Association International Committee
Chairman
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Tax Executives Institute
Board member, Chicago Chapter
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Certifications
Certified Public Accountant
State of Maryland
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Website
Barbosa Law Group
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Contact & Map
Downtown Chicago
123 W. Madison St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60602
USA
Telephone: (312) 223-9885
Cell: (708) 955-6040
Fax: (708) 406-1604