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Jon Dowat

Jon Dowat

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX LAW, INC.
  • Bankruptcy, Tax Law
  • Illinois
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THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX LAW, INC.

I started my career as a broker and investment advisor. I became interested in the tax laws because helping my clients reduce their taxes was an area that made a huge difference in their future. .

I felt I could help my clients more if I studied the tax laws. I quit my full time job and enrolled in law school where I primarily studied taxation.

After I got my law degree I was helping my clients prepare tax returns and settle tax debts with the IRS. I did not plan to practice bankruptcy law. I discovered the bankruptcy laws gave me more leverage over the IRS when resolving my clients tax problems.

The bankruptcy laws are in great part based on the Internal Revenue Code (tax laws). Bankruptcy law allows a taxpayers greater control in resolving tax issues. Bankruptcy will allow taxpayers to discharge penalties or pay back some taxes for “pennies on the dollar.” In some instances bankruptcy can completely discharge Federal and State income taxes.

My practice utilizes bankruptcy and tax laws to help individuals and businesses resolve their financial problems. This combination gives clients a greater range of options in relieving the stress from financial problems (primarily tax and debt problems).

Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
J.D. (2004) | Tax Law
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Honors: Cali award
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Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
B.A. (1982) | Economics and Mathematice
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Professional Experience
Managing Attorney, accountant
Thinking Outside the Box Law, Inc.
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Founder and Attorney at Thinking Outside the Box Law, Inc. in Naperville, Illinois.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
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United State Tax Court (Illinois)
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United States Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division
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United States District Court of the Central District of Illinois
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United States District Court of the Eastern District of Wisconsin
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United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Initial information gathering and diagnostic appointment no charge.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Thinking Outside the Box Law, Inc. Website
Contact & Map
THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX LAW, INC.
40 Shuman Blvd.
Suite 320
Naperville, IL 60563
Toll-Free: (630) 225-9840
Fax: (630) 225-7884
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 12 PM (Today)
Sunday: Closed