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Sheldon I. Banoff P.C.

Partner
sheldon.banoff@kattenlaw.com
Chicago Office
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Overview

Sheldon I. Banoff concentrates in federal income taxation with particular focus in investment, real estate, partnership and limited liability company taxation matters. He has represented major real estate developers, syndicators, lenders and investors, including taxable and tax-exempt investors and law, accounting and other professional services firms.

Shelly is also a nationally known author and lecturer. He has been editor of the Journal of Taxation’s monthly "Shop Talk" column since 1985, and has also written more than 200 leading articles in the tax area.

He lectured at The University of Chicago Law School, where he taught an Advanced Seminar on Real Estate Transactions with emphasis on choice of form of entity, fiduciary duties, economic analysis of investments and taxation matters. He also serves on the Law School's Annual Tax Conference Planning Committee. Shelly is a frequent speaker on partnership, limited liability company and tax planning matters as well as on taxation. At the request of the Committee on Ways and Means of the US House of Representatives, he testified on partnerships and other pass-through entities.

Shown below is a selection of Sheldon’s engagements.

Recognition

Best Lawyers in America, 1987–2019

Euromoney

Euromoney

The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers-Corporate Tax

The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers-Corporate Tax, 2013

Leading Lawyers Network

Leading Lawyers Network, Top 10 Business Tax Lawyers in Illinois, 2014; Top 250 Leading Business Lawyers in Illinois, 2014
Legal 500, 2013–2015
Super Lawyers, 2005–2017

Who's Who in American Law

Who's Who in American Law
Who's Who Legal, Tax: 2014
Chambers USA, 2003–2017
Articles
April 2013
Author, "General Partner" and "Limited Partner" for Tax Purposes – Continuing Confusion, So What's the Solution?, Taxes - The Taxes Magazine
January 1, 2010
Co-author, Limited Liability Companies and S Corporations, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Books
2009
Author, Illinois Limited Liability Company Forms and Practice Manual, Data Trace Legal Publishing Inc.
Firm News
Presentations
Sheldon I. Banoff

Education

  • JD, The University of Chicago Law School
  • BS, University of Illinois at Chicago

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • US Tax Court

Recognition

Best Lawyers in America
1987–2019

Euromoney

The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers-Corporate Tax

2013

Leading Lawyers Network

Top 10 Business Tax Lawyers in Illinois, 2014; Top 250 Leading Business Lawyers in Illinois, 2014
Legal 500
2013–2015
Super Lawyers
2005–2017

Who's Who in American Law

Who
Tax: 2014
Chambers USA
2003–2017
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Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American College of Tax Counsel
  • Journal of Taxation
  • The Chicago Bar Association
  • The Law Partnership and Benefits Report
  • University of Chicago Law School Federal Tax Conference Planning Committee
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