Liz has over fifteen years of experience in federal and international tax dispute resolution. She advocates for taxpayers facing IRS adjustments at Appeals and in federal courts. She starts by consulting with taxpayers to understand their values, goals, and the facts leading to the dispute with the IRS, then researches and applies the legal support for their tax return positions in protests and court filings.
Previously, Liz was a tax partner in the Chicago office of Baker McKenzie, where she assisted U.S. companies facing IRS and foreign audit adjustments, contesting those adjustments in a variety of administrative forums. Her practice also included audit risk analysis and U.S. bilateral income tax treaty dispute resolution, including Mutual Agreement Procedure and Advance Pricing Agreements. Her clients included some of the country’s largest companies in the consumer goods and retail, technology, healthcare, chemicals and manufacturing industries. She also previously taught tax research and business law courses at her alma mater, Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Liz is a member of the board of Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice, a non-partisan social justice advocacy organization dedicated to making Illinois courts fairer and more effective. She is an active member of Chicago Appleseed’s Criminal Justice Advisory Committee. Liz also represents pro bono an inmate seeking parole after 47 years in prison.
Liz lives in Chicago with her husband and three children, and is former Secretary of the Board of the Wrightwood Neighbors Association.