Overview


Mary Kay McCalla Martire focuses her practice on state and local tax disputes. She helps clients with audits, tax-related litigation, letter rulings and settlement conferences. Mary Kay has experience resolving disputes involving income, sales and use, utility and telecommunications taxes, as well as premium and retaliatory tax.

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Results


  • Won two appellate court rulings affirming the dismissal of qui tam lawsuits (State ex rel. Beeler, Schad & Diamond, P.C. v. Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse corp., 369 Ill. App. 3d 567 (1st Dist. 2006); People ex rel. Schad Diamond & Sheddon, P.C. v. QVC, Inc., 2015 IL App (1st) 13299 (April 21, 2015)) and obtained circuit court orders dismissing several other qui tam cases
  • Won an administrative hearing proceeding before the Illinois Department of Revenue in 2014 regarding an automobile dealer’s use tax obligations on its inventory of loaner cars
  • Won a trial verdict for a client in 2013 involving the Illinois manufacturing equipment and hand-held tool exemptions from use tax
  • Obtained the dismissal of a federal court lawsuit seeking a refund of gas use and revenue tax from a public utility in 2011

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Recognition


  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent
  • Illinois Super Lawyer 2005 to 2011
  • Women in Tax Leaders, International Tax Review 2017

Community


  • Chicago Bar Association, State and Local Tax Committee, past chair
  • Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc., past chair
  • River Forest School District 90 Parents Instrumental Music Association, past chair

Credentials


Education
University of Michigan Law School, JD, 1985
Michigan State University, BA, 1982

Admissions
Illinois
Michigan

Courts/Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

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