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   3David R. ReidSpringfield(217) 546-1001david@reid-lawoffice.comdavid@reid-lawoffice.comReid Law Office LLCwww.reid-lawoffice.comwww.reid-lawoffice.comReidDavid1.jpgClosely & Privately Held Business LawTax Law: BusinessTax Law: IndividualTrust, Will & Estate Planning LawBusiness Law
David R. Reiddavid@reid-lawoffice.com
Reid Law Office LLChttp://www.reid-lawoffice.com
2041 W Iles Ave Ste A
Springfield IL 62704-7006
Ph.(217) 546-1001 Fx.(217) 546-1771Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
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Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Closely & Privately Held Business Law    Business Law
Tax Law: Business
Tax Law: Individual
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Sangamon
Practice Description:  
Mr. Reid is a native of Springfield, Illinois. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Florida, Georgia, and the U.S. Tax Court. Prior to opening his own firm in 1995, he practiced law with Brown, Hay and Stephens and the Internal Revenue Service's Office of Chief Counsel. During his tenure as an attorney for the IRS, he was the national coordinator for a tax shelter project and a special assistant U.S. attorney for bankruptcy. He was also involved in extensive litigation on behalf of the IRS in U.S. Tax Court. He is a commissioner in the Court of Claims for Illinois, and he conducts an active law practice.

Mr. Reid received a J.D. in 1983 from the University of Miami. He received an LLM taxation degree in 1992 from Emory University. He received an MBA from Florida International University and a master of public administration from Sangamon State University, now known as the University of Illinois at Springfield.


Notable Cases and Results:  
Successfully litigated a national case in 1990 for the Office of Chief Counsel, IRS in U.S. Tax Court against a textile manufacturer and the textile industry which sought to depreciate "assembled work force" and which led to a change in depreciation and amortization tax laws.

Represented the comptroller, State of Illinois as a special assistant attorney general in a national bankruptcy case involving a funeral industry leader and enforced compliance with state laws. Case No. 99-1244 (PJW) U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware.)


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1983
Florida, 1983
Georgia, 1992
U.S. Tax Court, 1983
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1999
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1984


Hourly Rate:  $151-$200

Retainer:  Varies upon case

Date of Birth:  1950

Law School:  University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1983
Law School Honors/Involvement:  Honor roll

Undergraduate School:  Southern Illinois University, 1973
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  Honor roll; NCAA football

Representative Clients:  
State of Illinois; Enprotech Processing Sevices, LLC., a division of Enprotech Corporation; tax planning; estate planning; and tax controversy


Employment History:  
Reid Law Office, Springfield, Illinois, July 1995-June 1996 and January 1, 1998-present

Commissioner, Court of Claims, State of Illinois, Springfield, Illinois, September 2003-present

Reid & Jones Offices, Springfield, Illinois, July 1996-December 31, 1997

Brown, Hay & Stephens, Springfield, Illinois, June 1992 - June 1995

Office of Chief Counsel, senior attorney and special assistant United States attorney (bankruptcy), Internal Revenue Service, District Counsel's Office Atlanta, Georgia and Springfield, Illinois, October 1983-June 1992

Metropolitan Dade County, Miami Florida, Office of Management and Budget, 1975-1983


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Florida Bar Association
Georgia Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
  Federal Tax Section


Community Involvement:  
President, Center for Improving Parochial Education
Director, Springfield Art Association Board
Legal Advisor - P.O.R.A.
Past president, Sangamon County Medical Society Alliance


Published Legal Writing:  
Publications for Illinois State Bar Association Federal Tax Seminars and State Tax Seminars


Legal Lectures:  
Frequent lecturer on tax and business topics


Firm Description:  
Counselor to clients with estate planning needs, tax planning and tax litigation.


Family:  Married and children.

Additional Office Locations:  
Available to meet in Florida or Georgia at special request.


Parking:  Free parking available at building.
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