Scott M. Guetzow

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.
Phone+1 312 701 7787

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Development and Construction
  • Distressed Real Estate
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Transfer Tax, Property Tax and Assessment Challenges
Contact InfoTelephone: +1 312 701 7787
Fax: +1 312 706 9252
University DePaul University, B.A. in Political Science, with Honor, 1995
Law SchoolThe John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1999
Admitted1999, Illinois


Unanimous Appointment to Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Cook County Board of Review 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Appointment to Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's Property Tax Advisory Council, 2008


Scott Guetzow practices in Mayer Brown's Property Tax Management Group as counsel in the Chicago office. He is the former Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Cook County Board of Review. Scott is a well-known, highly regarded real estate valuation and taxation professional possessing broad experience with both Chicagoland and national property tax issues. At the Cook County Board of Review, Scott directed the daily operations of the highest volume quasi-judicial tax tribunal in the US and served as chief tax judge supervising several billion dollars in market value appeals. He was the most senior judge for all Chicago Loop and Central Business District real estate with market values exceeding $10 million. Scott was unanimously appointed to serve as Chief Deputy Commissioner by three independently elected commissioners for four consecutive years running.

Earlier, in private practice, Scott secured millions of dollars in tax relief in property tax appeals, defended clients in trial and appellate court proceedings, and negotiated large property tax settlements for corporate clients.

Scott excels at negotiating fair and appropriate property tax burdens with local assessment officials, taxing districts, review boards, administrative taxing bodies and tax tribunals. He provides comprehensive expertise in the property tax management services that we provide to our clients.

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Scott M. Guetzow

71 S. Wacker Drive
ChicagoIL 60606


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