Michael Tuchman is a partner in the firm’s Corporate & Securities and Tax Planning & Litigation groups. He structures and closes complex and tax sensitive transactions and builds organizational structures for U.S. and international operating, investment and real estate companies. Tuchman began his career in 1984 as a tax lawyer and is now a trusted advisor to numerous businesses and investors. He is an experienced and pragmatic negotiator.

Areas of concentration include:
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Joint Ventures
• US and International Taxation
• Fund Formations and Private Placements
• Restructurings and Recapitalizations
• Employee Equity Participation Programs
• 1031 Exchanges and TIC Program Financings
• Executive Employment and Separations

Representative clients include:
• Middle Market and Closely Held Companies
• Real Estate Investors and Developers
• US and Foreign Pension Funds
• Sovereign Wealth Funds
• Public and Private REITs
• Family Offices

Michael serves as the firm’s liaison to MSI, through which the firm has affiliate offices in New York, Los Angeles, London and other major business centers.

  • Bar Admissions: Illinois, 1984

    Court Admissions: United States Tax Court
    U.S Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

    Education: Northern Illinois University, B.S., 1980, summa cum laude
    University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1984
    Certified Public Accountant

  • Memberships: Leading Lawyers Network

  • Honors & Awards: - AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell (Peer review rating: AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5)
    - Named in "Top 100" of Illinois Super Lawyers, 2011
    - Illinois Super Lawyer - 2006-2014
    - Adjunct Faculty Member: John Marshall Law School (1992 - 2014)
    - Ranked in Chambers USA, 2014-2017
    - Named to Best Lawyers in America, 2008 - 2017
    - Named a Leading Lawyer by Leading Lawyers Network