John A. Cise

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 8089

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Tax Controversy
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 8089
Fax: +1 312 706 9303
University University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2005
Law SchoolThe University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with honors, 2008
Admitted2008, Illinois; 2009, US Tax Court; 2009, US Court of Federal Claims
LanguagesEnglish; German

Since joining Mayer Brown in 2008, John Cise's practice has focused exclusively on tax disputes and transfer pricing matters. He represents taxpayers at all levels of federal tax controversy, including IRS audits, administrative appeals before the IRS Appeals Division, and litigation before the United States Tax Court and the Court of Federal Claims.

His experience includes major corporate and partnership cases involving substance-over-form and economic substance issues, I.R.C. 482 allocations and other transfer pricing issues, valuation disputes, and leasing transactions. In addition, John represents clients with issues involving the deductibility of interest expense in related-party transactions, including debt v. equity characterizations and related sham transaction and economic substance arguments.

He also has experience with various aspects of international transfer pricing, including cross-border movements of intangible property and cost sharing arrangements.

John graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 2008 with honors, and speaks German.

Mayer Brown was recently named Tax Controversy Team of the Year in the Legal 500 United States Awards 2014. Mayer Brown is 'among the best' and fields a large team...dedicated exclusively to tax controversy and transfer pricing, said Legal 500 and its sources in the 2014 US edition. The firm's extensive experience spans the full gamut of controversy work, from administrative appeals to litigation in the trial court and at appellate court level.

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John A. Cise

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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