Jacob M. Even J.D., LL.M.

Senior Tax Associate
Chicago, Illinois

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Mr. Even is a Senior Tax Associate in the Advanced Planning and Family Office Practice Group, Handler Thayer, LLP.  He specializes in tax, estate planning, business structuring, tax controversies, and structuring commercial and financial transactions. 

He has experience as a litigation partner in an AV-rated national law firm defending clients in state courts; structuring federal tax aspects of international outbound transactions with a Big Four Accounting firm; and tax controversy experience administering a law school tax clinic and teaching Tax Practice and Procedures.  In these capacities he has successfully engaged in estate planning and entity structuring for high net worth individuals, achieved favorable results from the Internal Revenue Service in numerous federal income tax controversies, obtained defense verdicts and favorable settlements in civil litigation, and minimized the tax impact of outbound transactions involving numerous foreign countries. 

Mr. Even has an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University, a J.D. from St. Thomas University School of Law, and a B.B.A. from the University of Iowa.  Mr. Even is licensed to practice in Florida, Illinois, and Texas and the U.S. Tax Court. 

Contact Information

Phone: (312) 641-2100
Email: jeven@handlerthayer.com

Chicago Office

191 North Wacker Drive, Ste. 2300

Chicago, Illinois 60606-1633

Naples Office

3050 North Horseshoe Drive, Ste. 154

Naples, Florida 34104-7911

Telephone: (312) 641-2100