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As a tax & planning attorney with 40+ years of experience, Lance focuses on a relationship-oriented tax practice, thereby enabling him to utilize his immense creativity in a manner uniquely suited to each client’s personalized needs and aspirations. 

Lance is the co-chair of the Firm’s Tax & Business Planning Group, serving both large and closely held entities and individuals domestically and abroad, Lance handles complex joint venture and corporate transactions, formulating optimal structures, and the characterization of funding in the tax, real estate, securities, intellectual property, and estate planning fields. This has manifested itself through devising unique business and tax structures in both the domestic and international realms exclusively available to BFKN clients.

Lance has an uncanny ability to differentiate between what is merely "creative" as opposed to what is not only creative but also legitimate under the tax laws, which is what sets him apart from many others in the upper echelons of the Tax Bar. This has been borne out with the various Tax Reform Acts that periodically arise, which invariably have corroborated the foundational precepts of Lance's structures (thereby making them all the more valuable), while other tax practitioners scramble for new paradigms.

On that basis, it is not surprising that he has been vetted by, and regularly receives, client referrals from the likes of BlackRock, Merrill Lynch, UBS, and Wintrust to utilize these proprietary structures for the benefit of some of their most significant customers. Lance advises clients before the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities through the audit stage and beyond.

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Harvard Law School, J.D., 1974 with honors

Harvard College, A.B., 1971 with honors

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of Illinois
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