- Federal & State Taxation
- Civil Litigation
- Business Law
- Property Tax Appeal
J.D., DePaul University, College of Law M.B.A., DePaul University, College of Commerce, Economics B.S., Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Accounting
Admitted to the Bar of Illinois Supreme Court; Federal District Court; Northern District of Illinois; United States Tax Court.
Certified Public Accountant, State of Indiana.
BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS
Chicago Bar Association, including past service as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of both the Federal Tax and the Practice & Procedure Federal Tax Committees. Serves as an Arbitrator in Hearing Procedures in the State of Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County Court-Annexed Mandatory Arbitration. Northwest Suburban Bar Association, currently serving as Chair of the Federal Tax Committee.
Mr. Hughes publishes a monthly tax e-newsletter called Tax News on the Tenth (if you would like to receive the e-newsletter, please e-mail Mr. Hughes directly to subscribe). Mr. Hughes is a regular contributor to the Northwest Suburban Bar Association’s monthly magazine and has had articles published in other bar Journals.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE LAW
Hard work, integrity, and accountability, and always being aware of what that means to each client. Mr. Hughes is known for his track record of honest, smart, responsive and responsible legal representation. He has earned the respect of judges, regulatory authorities, and other Illinois lawyers in both Illinois State and Federal courts. More importantly, Mr. Hughes has earned the respect of his clients.
Regardless of whether he is representing a business or an individual, Mr. Hughes is consistently praised and commended for his meticulous and aggressive preparation of cases resulting in multimillion-dollar tax savings to clients. He has assisted hundreds of clients in negotiating the lowest possible settlements allowed by law in the most expeditious manner. With over 20 years of a broad range of experience in business, tax, and bankruptcy law, Mr. Hughes has negotiated many successful offers in compromise; has had distinguished success in the resolution of contested tax matters at all stages; and has the reputation for excellence in the representation of Debtors in financial distress, having personally advised and represented numerous consumer bankruptcy clients.
Mr. Hughes is currently a member of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Hughes is a member of the Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Tower Lakes Community Foundation (in Lake County, IL) and a past member of the Board of Directors for the Countryside Association for People with Disabilities (in Palatine and Waukegan).