John F. Prusiecki

Of Counsel
Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Emerging Technology
Contact InfoTelephone: 312.456.8426
Fax: 312.456.8435
University University of Michigan, B.A., 1970
Law SchoolNorthwestern University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1975; Member, Northwestern Law Review, 1973-1975
Admitted1975, Illinois and Indiana

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association, Taxation Section
•Chairman, Closely Held Corporations Committee, Subcommittee on Section 304 Redemptions, 1981-1985
•Member, Chicago Bar Association
•Chairman, Federal Taxation Committee, Division F, 1983-1984
•Member, Illinois State Bar Association
•Member, Indiana State Bar Association
•Instructor, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, Taxation, Summer 1976

BornDecember 17, 1948

John F. Prusiecki focuses his practice on tax structuring matters, including structuring and restructuring of entities, capital structures, financial matters, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions. John is experienced with management and other leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; private equity funds; general structurings of entities and capital; recapitalizations and other restructurings; structurings of and into LLCs, partnerships and S corporations; various pass-thru matters; bankruptcy and insolvency; international transactions and matters, including foreign income, foreign persons, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, offshore income accumulation, inversions, repatriations, and related matters; IPOs, private placements and other raising of capital; financial products; consolidated return issues; partnership allocation and other matters; real estate transactions; real estate investment trusts; insurance companies and products; refinancings; and settlement trusts.

Prior to joining the firm, John spent 10 years as a sole practitioner, where he mainly counseled and provided tax structuring advisory services. Prior to that, he spent 28 years with a Chicago-based multinational law firm.

Awards & Recognition

•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

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Associated News & Events


04.30.14 Comprehensive Tax Reform Proposal Puts Carried Interest Back on the Table

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Co-Author, Comprehensive Tax Reform Proposal Puts Carried Interest Back on the Table, Taxnet Pro, Thomson Reuters, April 30, 2014
•Author, NFIB Decision is Binding Precedent, 136 Tax Notes 851, August 13, 2012
•Author, Modern Corporations' Medieval Prototype, The Wall Street Journal, December 27, 2006
•Author, Murphy: The 16th Amendment May Be Irrelevant, 113 Tax Notes 926, December 4, 2006
•Author, Coltec: More Points to Ponder, 113 Tax Notes 188, October 9, 2006
•Author, Economic Substance: The Debate Rages, 112 Tax Notes 1193, September 25, 2006
•Author, Coltec: The Dialogue Continues,” 112 Tax Notes 707, August 21, 2006
•Author, Coltec: A Case of Misdirected Analysis of Economic Substance, 112 Tax Notes 524, August 7, 2006
•Author, Latest Attorney Fee Debate Rolls On, 110 Tax Notes 663, February 6, 2006
•Author, What Was Cummings Thinking? 110 Tax Notes 549, January 30, 2006
•Author, Some Early Thoughts on the Times Mirror Case, 109 Tax Notes 265, October 10, 2005
•Author, Anti-FLIP/DuPont Theories Don't Withstand Scrutiny, 108 Tax Notes 1475, September 19, 2005
•Author, Brilliant Advocacy or Very Good Luck? 107 Tax Notes 1751, June 27, 2005
•Author, Another Way to Look at Acquisitive D Reorgs, 107 Tax Notes 521, April 25, 2005
•Author, New Regulations on Partnership Allocations: What Exactly Do They Do? 103 Tax Notes 755, May 10, 2004
•Author, U.S. Parent Firms Get Credit on Foreign Units, The Wall Street Journal, April 16, 2004

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; Represented FuelQuest Inc., a leading on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry, in the sale of its Zytax energy-related tax automation business to Avalara, a leading cloud-based sales tax and compliance automation technology provider. Oversaw the labor and employment law aspects of the transaction, including negotiation of employment-related terms of the deal, and structuring and advice regarding federal and various state employment law compliance issues.

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John F. Prusiecki

77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3100
ChicagoIL 60601


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