Fred M. Ackerson focuses his practice on multistate tax planning and controversies and federal income tax planning. Fred has over 30 years of experience in state and federal taxation.

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  • Litigation of numerous corporate Illinois income tax cases, including AT&T Teleholdings, Inc. v. Department of Revenue, 2012 IL App (1st) 113053; BP Oil Pipeline Co. v. Department of Revenue, No. 2001-2364 (1st Dist. 2004); and Hercules Incorporated v. Department of Revenue, 324 Ill. App. 3d 329 (1st Dist. 2001)
  • Counseling Fortune 500 clients on state income and franchise tax consequences of supply chain planning, spin-offs, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring transactions
  • Federal tax planning for partnership and limited liability company acquisitions, dispositions and restructuring transactions


  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent
  • Law & Politics 2006 to 2012, Illinois Super Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers Network


  • American Bar Association; Chair, Subcommittee on International Tax Issues of the State & Local Tax Committee, Section of Taxation
  • Illinois Department of Revenue, Advisory Committee


University of Chicago Law School, JD, 1980
Hamilton College, BA, magna cum laude and with honors, 1977


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