Welcome to DUGGAN BERTSCH, LLC — A law firm dedicated to thoughtful, innovative and uncompromising legal representation for the Private Client.

The needs of the private client are both pointed and diverse. While you require the advanced skills of a specialist, you also have diverse needs that must be understood and integrated by your lawyer. With its broad base of multi-degreed, multi-disciplinary attorneys, DUGGAN BERTSCH is uniquely positioned in the legal space to best serve the needs of Private Clients.

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Our firm represents both individuals as well as numerous and varied business entities.  While determining state tax obligations is always a complex process, when a taxpayer has income from sources in multiple states, the complexity greatly increases.  Past considerations relied upon “physical presence” as the main factor in determining tax reporting obligations - those days have quickly changed.  Some states now assert obligations based upon “economic presence”.

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Northwestern's Pritzker School of Law hosted its 3rd Annual Sports Law Symposium featuring Timothy Liam EPSTEIN as one of thier expert panelists

Tim joined the panel in discussing some of 2016's headline worthy political stands in the sports world. Some of which included Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem and the U.S. Women's Soccer players fight for equal pay. As for 2017, this trend is predicted to continue as NBA coach Gregg Popovich criticizes the president's policies and multiple Super Bowl Champions plan to skip the traditional trip to the White House. 

DUGGAN BERTSCH would like to Congratulate Timothy Liam Epstein, Michael A. Passananti, Ronnie E. Webb Jr., Scott A. Sissel, Clint A. Costa, and Jennifer J. Conley for being named to the 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers list!

We would like to congratulate Timothy Liam Epstein, Michael A. Passananti, Ronnie E. Webb Jr., Scott A. Sissel, Clint A. Costa, and Jennifer J. Conley for being named to the 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers list!

Super Lawyers rated Timothy Liam Epstein as one of the top Entertainment & Sports Attorneys in the Chicago Land area for the seventh year. Michael A. Passananti and Ronnie E. Webb, Jr. were listed as top Estate Planning & Probate, Business/Corporate Attorneys for Chicago, IL, Scott A. Sissel and Clint A. Costa, were listed as top Estate Planning & Probate, Business/Corporate, and Tax Attorneys for Chicago, IL, and Jennifer J. Conley was listed as one of the top Attorneys for Estate Planning & Probate for Chicago, IL by Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Independent research, peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional development. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. Congrats to all!

David Henderson to present at Illinois CPA Society

David Henderson, CPA, CFP, J.D., LL.M., will present on the topic of International Tax Reporting Correction Methods and Ethics on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Illinois CPA Society’s inaugural International Tax Workshop.  David will provide information about international reporting and ethics that is vital for practitioners working with clients who have international tax issues.  The Illinois CPA Society is a professional organizational representing more than 24,000 accounting and finance professionals working in public accounting, corporate finance, not-for-profits, consulting, government, and education.  Founded in 1903, the Illinois CPA Society is one of the largest state CPA societies in the U.S.