Neschis & Tolitano, LLC

Neschis & Tolitano, LLC

Chicago Business Litigation & Tax Attorneys

Neschis & Tolitano, LLC

Neschis & Tolitano, LLC

Chicago Business Litigation & Tax Attorneys

Firm Overview

We assist businesses with the myriad of legal issues that arise when forming and operating a business. We are also experienced Chicago business litigation and tax lawyers who effectively represent businesses and business owners in commercial litigation. We understand that for our clients their business is their livelihood and we strive to provide each client with the personal attention that they deserve. That involves taking the time to learn and understand our clients' businesses and their industries. We then work to tailor our representation to our clients' needs and to provide solutions that are both successful and cost-effective.

In addition to working with businesses, we also work with individuals in a range of personal matters including income tax compliance and audits, employment matters, real estate transactions and disputes, and trust and estate litigation.

Our Chicago business litigation and tax lawyers, Sam Neschis and Tami Tolitano, have both been practicing law for more than twenty years. Sam Neschis began his career with the New York County District Attorney's Office. He uses the trial and investigative skills that he developed working as a prosecutor to assist businesses and individuals win results in litigation matters. Tami Tolitano is a certified public accountant (CPA) as well as a tax attorney in the Chicago area. She uses her accounting skills to effectively represent businesses and individuals in disputes with the IRS, the Illinois Department of Revenue and other taxing authorities as well as to assist businesses and individuals comply with tax laws and regulations while maximizing allowable tax savings.

Our business law practice involves assisting entrepreneurs form new businesses by helping them choose the type of entity that will best suit their needs and enable them to achieve their goals. We then help new business owners by preparing agreements that will enable them to effectively work together to operate the business, reduce dissention among the owners, and constructively deal with any disputes that arise between them. We assist new and existing businesses with the legal issues that arise when operating a business such as negotiating and drafting contracts, employment issues, complying with regulatory requirements, and collecting unpaid accounts receivable. We also assist businesses with tax compliance matters and represent businesses in tax audits.

Our litigation practice involves representing businesses and individuals in all types of commercial litigation including breach of contract, commercial fraud, and unfair competition including violations of covenants not to compete and confidentiality agreements, theft of trade secrets, and tortious interference with contracts and business expectancies. We also represent businesses and business owners in disputes that arise between them including claims of breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder oppression, and deadlock among shareholders and directors. Additionally, our business litigation lawyer represents individuals across Chicago in a variety of personal matters such as real estate disputes including disputes regarding ownership of property, disputes arising out of trusts and wills including claims of undue influence and lack of testamentary capacity, and employment disputes including claims of wrongful termination. We forcefully represent our clients' interests in negotiations to resolve their disputes. However, if an amicable resolution that protects our clients' interests cannot be reached, we aggressively and effectively represent our clients' interests in litigation.

Areas of Law:

Business Law
Business Owner Disputes
Employment Law
Commercial Litigation
Contract Litigation
Real Estate
Tax Law
Federal Tax Controversies
State and Local Tax Controversies
Business Litigation

Main Office

Main Office
2400 E Devon Ave., Suite 284
Des Plains, IL 60018

Phone

(847) 635-7877

Fax

(847) 635-8777

Other Offices
  • Chicago Office

    311 W Superior St. #314
    Chicago, IL 60654

Business

At Neschis & Tolitano, LLC, (Neschis & Tolitano), each of our lawyers has substantial experience in several different practice areas.

Samuel Neschis prosecutes and defends commercial litigation matters, including shareholder and partner disputes, and contract and fraud litigation. He also represents clients in probate, real estate, employment and art fraud litigation. A former Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office, he has tried numerous jury and nonjury trials. He also assists business owners in forming their companies and addressing issues that arise during the operation of the business such as contract and employment issues.

Tami Tolitano represents taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) and local taxing authorities. She also represents clients in criminal tax investigations and cases in addition to advising and assisting clients in tax planning and compliance matters. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is adept at guiding businesses and individuals through all types of domestic and individual tax matters.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

At Neschis & Tolitano, LLC, we provide high quality legal representation to small and medium sized businesses as well as individuals throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

Neschis & Tolitano, LLC
Samuel E. Neschis

Sam Neschis works with businesses and business owners in a variety of industries. Sam began his career at the New York County District Attorney's Office, where he gained valuable trial and investigative experience. He has been practicing corporate and commercial law in Chicago since 2002 representing businesses and individuals in a wide range of areas including shareholder and partnership disputes, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, theft of trade secrets, general employment matters, restrictive employment covenants (including non-competition and non-solicitation matters), commercial fraud, and unfair competition. He also represents clients in real estate, trust, and probate litigation and handles civil appeals.

Sam also assists business owners with forming their businesses and with issues that arise during the operation of the business including negotiating contracts, addressing employee issues, and dealing with disputes between owners.

Sam is the current chair and co-newsletter editor for the Illinois State Bar Association Business and Securities Law Section Council.

Sam is an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County's Law Division Commercial Calendar mandatory arbitration program, through which he arbitrates commercial disputes. Sam is also a certified mediator and, in that capacity, works with businesses and individuals to resolve disputes either prior to or during litigation.

Sam is also an active volunteer with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, through which he represents homeowners facing foreclosure.

Sam is the author of Reasonable Expectations of Shareholder-Employees in Closely Held Corporations: Towards a Standard of When Termination of Employment Constitutes Shareholder Oppression, published in the Winter 2015 edition of the De Paul Business & Commercial Law Journal.

Sam is a 1999 graduate of the Fordham University School of Law where he was awarded the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award.

Sam is admitted to the Supreme Court of Illinois, the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit as well as the New York State Supreme Court.

Published Works

Reasonable Expectations of Shareholder-Employees in Closely Held Corporations: Towards a Standard of When Termination of Employment Constitutes Shareholder Oppression, 13 DePaul Bus. & Com. L.J. 301 (Winter, 2015)

Honors and Awards

Elite Lawyer, 2021

Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, 1999

Past Employment Positions

Horowitz Law Offices, Litigation Attorney, 2002 - 2013

New York County District Attorneys' Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1999 - 2002

Pro Bono Activities

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

Professional Associations and Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association's Business & Securities Law Section Council

Chicago Bar Association

Education

University of Wisconsin
B.A., 1991

Fordham University School of Law
J.D., 1999

Neschis & Tolitano, LLC
Samuel E. Neschis

Sam Neschis works with businesses and business owners in a variety of industries. Sam began his career at the New York County District Attorney's Office, where he gained valuable trial and investigative experience. He has been practicing corporate and commercial law in Chicago since 2002 representing businesses and individuals in a wide range of areas including shareholder and partnership disputes, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, theft of trade secrets, general employment matters, restrictive employment covenants (including non-competition and non-solicitation matters), commercial fraud, and unfair competition. He also represents clients in real estate, trust, and probate litigation and handles civil appeals.

Sam also assists business owners with forming their businesses and with issues that arise during the operation of the business including negotiating contracts, addressing employee issues, and dealing with disputes between owners.

Sam is the current chair and co-newsletter editor for the Illinois State Bar Association Business and Securities Law Section Council.

Sam is an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County's Law Division Commercial Calendar mandatory arbitration program, through which he arbitrates commercial disputes. Sam is also a certified mediator and, in that capacity, works with businesses and individuals to resolve disputes either prior to or during litigation.

Sam is also an active volunteer with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, through which he represents homeowners facing foreclosure.

Sam is the author of Reasonable Expectations of Shareholder-Employees in Closely Held Corporations: Towards a Standard of When Termination of Employment Constitutes Shareholder Oppression, published in the Winter 2015 edition of the De Paul Business & Commercial Law Journal.

Sam is a 1999 graduate of the Fordham University School of Law where he was awarded the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award.

Sam is admitted to the Supreme Court of Illinois, the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit as well as the New York State Supreme Court.

Published Works

Reasonable Expectations of Shareholder-Employees in Closely Held Corporations: Towards a Standard of When Termination of Employment Constitutes Shareholder Oppression, 13 DePaul Bus. & Com. L.J. 301 (Winter, 2015)

Honors and Awards

Elite Lawyer, 2021

Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, 1999

Past Employment Positions

Horowitz Law Offices, Litigation Attorney, 2002 - 2013

New York County District Attorneys' Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1999 - 2002

Pro Bono Activities

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

Professional Associations and Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association's Business & Securities Law Section Council

Chicago Bar Association

Education

University of Wisconsin B.A., 1991


Fordham University School of Law J.D., 1999


Neschis & Tolitano, LLC
Tami Tolitano

Tami Tolitano is both an attorney and a certified public accountant. She concentrates her practice in the representation of individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts with federal and state civil tax matters. Such representation includes assistance with audits, appeals, tax court litigation and a wide variety of tax collection matters including levies and liens, offers in compromise, and installment agreements. She also has counseled and represented numerous individuals with respect to undeclared foreign financial accounts and assets and assisted with offshore voluntary disclosures ("OVDP"). Tami has had numerous cases pending before the United States Tax Court and the IRS and state and local administrative tax agencies.

Tami also assists taxpayers with federal and state tax compliance matters including preparation of income, employment, and estate tax returns. She also advises clients with respect to a wide range of domestic and foreign tax matters and assists her clients structure their proposed transactions to maximize tax savings at both the federal and state level.

Honors and Awards

Elite Lawyer, 2021

10.0 Justia Lawyer Rating

Past Employment Positions

Horowitz Law Offices, Senior Associate, 1999 - 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

Chicago Bar Association

Illinois Bar Association

Education

Loyola University
B.S., 1993

John Marshall Law School
J.D., 1997

Neschis & Tolitano, LLC
Tami Tolitano

Tami Tolitano is both an attorney and a certified public accountant. She concentrates her practice in the representation of individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts with federal and state civil tax matters. Such representation includes assistance with audits, appeals, tax court litigation and a wide variety of tax collection matters including levies and liens, offers in compromise, and installment agreements. She also has counseled and represented numerous individuals with respect to undeclared foreign financial accounts and assets and assisted with offshore voluntary disclosures ("OVDP"). Tami has had numerous cases pending before the United States Tax Court and the IRS and state and local administrative tax agencies.

Tami also assists taxpayers with federal and state tax compliance matters including preparation of income, employment, and estate tax returns. She also advises clients with respect to a wide range of domestic and foreign tax matters and assists her clients structure their proposed transactions to maximize tax savings at both the federal and state level.

Honors and Awards

Elite Lawyer, 2021

10.0 Justia Lawyer Rating

Past Employment Positions

Horowitz Law Offices, Senior Associate, 1999 - 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

Chicago Bar Association

Illinois Bar Association

Education

Loyola University B.S., 1993


John Marshall Law School J.D., 1997


Firm Overview

We assist businesses with the myriad of legal issues that arise when forming and operating a business. We are also experienced Chicago business litigation and tax lawyers who effectively represent businesses and business owners in commercial litigation. We understand that for our clients their business is their livelihood and we strive to provide each client with the personal attention that they deserve. That involves taking the time to learn and understand our clients' businesses and their industries. We then work to tailor our representation to our clients' needs and to provide solutions that are both successful and cost-effective.

In addition to working with businesses, we also work with individuals in a range of personal matters including income tax compliance and audits, employment matters, real estate transactions and disputes, and trust and estate litigation.

Our Chicago business litigation and tax lawyers, Sam Neschis and Tami Tolitano, have both been practicing law for more than twenty years. Sam Neschis began his career with the New York County District Attorney's Office. He uses the trial and investigative skills that he developed working as a prosecutor to assist businesses and individuals win results in litigation matters. Tami Tolitano is a certified public accountant (CPA) as well as a tax attorney in the Chicago area. She uses her accounting skills to effectively represent businesses and individuals in disputes with the IRS, the Illinois Department of Revenue and other taxing authorities as well as to assist businesses and individuals comply with tax laws and regulations while maximizing allowable tax savings.

Our business law practice involves assisting entrepreneurs form new businesses by helping them choose the type of entity that will best suit their needs and enable them to achieve their goals. We then help new business owners by preparing agreements that will enable them to effectively work together to operate the business, reduce dissention among the owners, and constructively deal with any disputes that arise between them. We assist new and existing businesses with the legal issues that arise when operating a business such as negotiating and drafting contracts, employment issues, complying with regulatory requirements, and collecting unpaid accounts receivable. We also assist businesses with tax compliance matters and represent businesses in tax audits.

Our litigation practice involves representing businesses and individuals in all types of commercial litigation including breach of contract, commercial fraud, and unfair competition including violations of covenants not to compete and confidentiality agreements, theft of trade secrets, and tortious interference with contracts and business expectancies. We also represent businesses and business owners in disputes that arise between them including claims of breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder oppression, and deadlock among shareholders and directors. Additionally, our business litigation lawyer represents individuals across Chicago in a variety of personal matters such as real estate disputes including disputes regarding ownership of property, disputes arising out of trusts and wills including claims of undue influence and lack of testamentary capacity, and employment disputes including claims of wrongful termination. We forcefully represent our clients' interests in negotiations to resolve their disputes. However, if an amicable resolution that protects our clients' interests cannot be reached, we aggressively and effectively represent our clients' interests in litigation.

Areas of Law:

Business Law
Business Owner Disputes
Employment Law
Commercial Litigation
Contract Litigation
Real Estate
Tax Law
Federal Tax Controversies
State and Local Tax Controversies
Business Litigation

Main Office

Main Office
2400 E Devon Ave., Suite 284
Des Plains, IL 60018

Phone

(847) 635-7877

Fax

(847) 635-8777

Other Offices
  • Chicago Office

    311 W Superior St. #314
    Chicago, IL 60654

Business

At Neschis & Tolitano, LLC, (Neschis & Tolitano), each of our lawyers has substantial experience in several different practice areas.

Samuel Neschis prosecutes and defends commercial litigation matters, including shareholder and partner disputes, and contract and fraud litigation. He also represents clients in probate, real estate, employment and art fraud litigation. A former Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office, he has tried numerous jury and nonjury trials. He also assists business owners in forming their companies and addressing issues that arise during the operation of the business such as contract and employment issues.

Tami Tolitano represents taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) and local taxing authorities. She also represents clients in criminal tax investigations and cases in addition to advising and assisting clients in tax planning and compliance matters. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is adept at guiding businesses and individuals through all types of domestic and individual tax matters.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

At Neschis & Tolitano, LLC, we provide high quality legal representation to small and medium sized businesses as well as individuals throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

Neschis & Tolitano, LLC
Samuel E. Neschis

Sam Neschis works with businesses and business owners in a variety of industries. Sam began his career at the New York County District Attorney's Office, where he gained valuable trial and investigative experience. He has been practicing corporate and commercial law in Chicago since 2002 representing businesses and individuals in a wide range of areas including shareholder and partnership disputes, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, theft of trade secrets, general employment matters, restrictive employment covenants (including non-competition and non-solicitation matters), commercial fraud, and unfair competition. He also represents clients in real estate, trust, and probate litigation and handles civil appeals.

Sam also assists business owners with forming their businesses and with issues that arise during the operation of the business including negotiating contracts, addressing employee issues, and dealing with disputes between owners.

Sam is the current chair and co-newsletter editor for the Illinois State Bar Association Business and Securities Law Section Council.

Sam is an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County's Law Division Commercial Calendar mandatory arbitration program, through which he arbitrates commercial disputes. Sam is also a certified mediator and, in that capacity, works with businesses and individuals to resolve disputes either prior to or during litigation.

Sam is also an active volunteer with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, through which he represents homeowners facing foreclosure.

Sam is the author of Reasonable Expectations of Shareholder-Employees in Closely Held Corporations: Towards a Standard of When Termination of Employment Constitutes Shareholder Oppression, published in the Winter 2015 edition of the De Paul Business & Commercial Law Journal.

Sam is a 1999 graduate of the Fordham University School of Law where he was awarded the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award.

Sam is admitted to the Supreme Court of Illinois, the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit as well as the New York State Supreme Court.

Published Works

Reasonable Expectations of Shareholder-Employees in Closely Held Corporations: Towards a Standard of When Termination of Employment Constitutes Shareholder Oppression, 13 DePaul Bus. & Com. L.J. 301 (Winter, 2015)

Honors and Awards

Elite Lawyer, 2021

Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, 1999

Past Employment Positions

Horowitz Law Offices, Litigation Attorney, 2002 - 2013

New York County District Attorneys' Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1999 - 2002

Pro Bono Activities

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

Professional Associations and Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association's Business & Securities Law Section Council

Chicago Bar Association

Education

University of Wisconsin
B.A., 1991

Fordham University School of Law
J.D., 1999

Neschis & Tolitano, LLC
Samuel E. Neschis

Sam Neschis works with businesses and business owners in a variety of industries. Sam began his career at the New York County District Attorney's Office, where he gained valuable trial and investigative experience. He has been practicing corporate and commercial law in Chicago since 2002 representing businesses and individuals in a wide range of areas including shareholder and partnership disputes, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, theft of trade secrets, general employment matters, restrictive employment covenants (including non-competition and non-solicitation matters), commercial fraud, and unfair competition. He also represents clients in real estate, trust, and probate litigation and handles civil appeals.

Sam also assists business owners with forming their businesses and with issues that arise during the operation of the business including negotiating contracts, addressing employee issues, and dealing with disputes between owners.

Sam is the current chair and co-newsletter editor for the Illinois State Bar Association Business and Securities Law Section Council.

Sam is an arbitrator for the Circuit Court of Cook County's Law Division Commercial Calendar mandatory arbitration program, through which he arbitrates commercial disputes. Sam is also a certified mediator and, in that capacity, works with businesses and individuals to resolve disputes either prior to or during litigation.

Sam is also an active volunteer with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, through which he represents homeowners facing foreclosure.

Sam is the author of Reasonable Expectations of Shareholder-Employees in Closely Held Corporations: Towards a Standard of When Termination of Employment Constitutes Shareholder Oppression, published in the Winter 2015 edition of the De Paul Business & Commercial Law Journal.

Sam is a 1999 graduate of the Fordham University School of Law where he was awarded the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award.

Sam is admitted to the Supreme Court of Illinois, the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit as well as the New York State Supreme Court.

Published Works

Reasonable Expectations of Shareholder-Employees in Closely Held Corporations: Towards a Standard of When Termination of Employment Constitutes Shareholder Oppression, 13 DePaul Bus. & Com. L.J. 301 (Winter, 2015)

Honors and Awards

Elite Lawyer, 2021

Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, 1999

Past Employment Positions

Horowitz Law Offices, Litigation Attorney, 2002 - 2013

New York County District Attorneys' Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1999 - 2002

Pro Bono Activities

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

Professional Associations and Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association's Business & Securities Law Section Council

Chicago Bar Association

Education

University of Wisconsin B.A., 1991


Fordham University School of Law J.D., 1999


Neschis & Tolitano, LLC
Tami Tolitano

Tami Tolitano is both an attorney and a certified public accountant. She concentrates her practice in the representation of individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts with federal and state civil tax matters. Such representation includes assistance with audits, appeals, tax court litigation and a wide variety of tax collection matters including levies and liens, offers in compromise, and installment agreements. She also has counseled and represented numerous individuals with respect to undeclared foreign financial accounts and assets and assisted with offshore voluntary disclosures ("OVDP"). Tami has had numerous cases pending before the United States Tax Court and the IRS and state and local administrative tax agencies.

Tami also assists taxpayers with federal and state tax compliance matters including preparation of income, employment, and estate tax returns. She also advises clients with respect to a wide range of domestic and foreign tax matters and assists her clients structure their proposed transactions to maximize tax savings at both the federal and state level.

Honors and Awards

Elite Lawyer, 2021

10.0 Justia Lawyer Rating

Past Employment Positions

Horowitz Law Offices, Senior Associate, 1999 - 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

Chicago Bar Association

Illinois Bar Association

Education

Loyola University
B.S., 1993

John Marshall Law School
J.D., 1997

Neschis & Tolitano, LLC
Tami Tolitano

Tami Tolitano is both an attorney and a certified public accountant. She concentrates her practice in the representation of individuals, corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts with federal and state civil tax matters. Such representation includes assistance with audits, appeals, tax court litigation and a wide variety of tax collection matters including levies and liens, offers in compromise, and installment agreements. She also has counseled and represented numerous individuals with respect to undeclared foreign financial accounts and assets and assisted with offshore voluntary disclosures ("OVDP"). Tami has had numerous cases pending before the United States Tax Court and the IRS and state and local administrative tax agencies.

Tami also assists taxpayers with federal and state tax compliance matters including preparation of income, employment, and estate tax returns. She also advises clients with respect to a wide range of domestic and foreign tax matters and assists her clients structure their proposed transactions to maximize tax savings at both the federal and state level.

Honors and Awards

Elite Lawyer, 2021

10.0 Justia Lawyer Rating

Past Employment Positions

Horowitz Law Offices, Senior Associate, 1999 - 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

Chicago Bar Association

Illinois Bar Association

Education

Loyola University B.S., 1993


John Marshall Law School J.D., 1997


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