As a tax and business planning attorney who also practices in commercial real estate, Alice delivers practical and strategic solutions for clients seeking to make tax-informed decisions in their business and transactional structures.

Alice is a partner in the firm’s Tax & Business Planning Group. Alice’s practice focuses on a broad range of federal and international tax issues. She advises publicly traded and private companies on business formations, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, loan agreements, and public and private debt/equity offerings. Her clients include multinational corporations, financial institutions, real estate investment trusts (“REITs”), private equity funds, and family businesses. She also focuses her practice on real estate, which includes commercial leasing and leveraged purchase and sale commercial real estate transactions.

Alice offers a unique understanding of the nuances of the tax law to analyze risk and assist with tax-efficient structuring. She also supports clients in their goals of finding investors suitable to invest in their structure and in complying with the tax and legal requirements of their deals. Alice approaches tax issues in both a thorough and practical manner so as to appropriately assess the tax risks associated with a transaction, while not letting those risks hinder the outcome of the transaction.

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Alice is passionate about pro bono and community work both at BFKN and externally. Alice is co-chair of BFKN’s Pro Bono Committee. She is also the General Counsel of Chicago Tech Academy and handles all aspects of their legal needs, from contract review, Open Meetings Act compliance, FOIA compliance, Board matters, and CPS-contract renewal matters. She has also represented and is currently representing asylum seekers from El Salvador in their cases before the asylum office, immigration court, and the Board of Immigration Appeals, as well as in obtaining employment authorization. In addition, Alice has regularly represented various other pro bono clients including a church in its benevolence fund administration, a community center in real estate purchase matters, low-income clients in drafting advanced directives, and a parent-teacher organization in tax-status matters. She is also a member of the BFKN Foundation and is a co-coordinator for BFKN's Summer Associate Program. 



  • State of Illinois


  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2014
  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, LLM, with honors, 2014
  • University of Pennsylvania, Masters of Education (Urban Education), 2011
  • Yale University, B.A. in Sociology (International Studies), with distinction, 2009






  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2020-2023)
    • Real Estate Law (2020-2023)
    • Tax Law (2022-2023)
  • CBA Federal Tax Section Award for Academic Achievement in Taxation (2014)
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