Video Presentation:
Business and Tax Aspects Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Video Presentation:
Family Limited
Partnerships (FLPs)

Video Presentation:
Disclosure of Offshore Accounts

Eric E. Kalnins, J.D., LL.M.


Business and Tax Aspects Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Latvian American Chamber of Commerce Virtual Lunch (March 31, 2020). (Watch here)

Eric Kalnins talked taxes on Chicago’s Jen Weigel show on WLS AM 890 on March 20th (Listen here)

Discussion on Taxes. Wisconsin Association of Accountants Annual Tax Conference in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin (July 30-31, 2018).

What a European Company Should Know About Doing Business in the United States. World Latvian Economics & Innovations Forum in Eastern Europe (June 28, 2018).

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies – What Are They and What Are the Tax Consequences.  Chicago Bar Association (April 25, 2018).

The Impact of Tax Changes to CRE & What to Expect in 2018. Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors (February 27, 2018).

What a European Company Should Know About Doing Business in the United States. Spotlight Latvia Economic Forum (October 27, 2017).

Structures of a Family Office. Ernst & Young Family Office Event (May 23, 2017).

Using Entities in Asset Protection Plans. National Business Institute CLE course Pass-Through Entities in Estate Planning. National webcast (July 23, 2015).

The Role and Duties of the Estate Representative in Probate Matters. National Business Institute in Lisle, Illinois (June 24, 2013).

Ethical Considerations and Fraudulent Transfers. Cutting-Edge Asset Protection Skills and Techniques seminar sponsored by National Business Institute in Chicago, Illinois (March 19, 2012).

Benefits and Advantages of Possessing an LL.M. Degree in the Legal Profession. DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois (October 29, 2010).

Fiduciary Responsibility: Helping to Avoid FraudCredit Suisse and Foundation Source in Chicago, Illinois (June 30, 2009).

• Chair, Chicago Bar Association Tax Committee
• Chair, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Governing Member Engagement Committee
• Director, Latvian-American Chamber of Commerce
• Past member of Executive Committee of Archdiocesan Pastoral Council

• Finance Monthly Global Awards – Contentious Trusts & Estates Solicitor of the Year, 2018
• Awarded Rural family, business and agriculture – Solicitor of the Year – USA: Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards, 2017
• Leading Lawyers (IL) – Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law 2015 – Present
• Family Wealth Alliance’s 40 minus Leadership Summit, 2009

Eric E. Kalnins. Quoted in the February 2016 article Are You Keeping Secrets from Uncle Sam Overseas?, by Sheryl Nance-Nash.

Eric E. Kalnins. Quoted in article entitled, “Do You Have the Right Structure In Place?” Inc. Magazine. June 2011.

Eric E. Kalnins. “The Line is Becoming More Blurred.” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. April 27, 2011.

Eric E. Kalnins. Quoted in article entitled, “Avoid Pitfalls When Using Independent Contractors.” Inc. Magazine. December 2010.

Eric E. Kalnins. “Offshore Planning: What Does the U.S. Have Against Foreign Countries?” Chicago Bar Association’s CBA Record Magazine. June/July 2010.

Eric E. Kalnins. What Do We Have Against Foreign Countries? Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. June 18, 2010.

Eric E. Kalnins. Quoted extensively in an article entitled, “Borderline: Practicing Across the Illinois Line.” Chicago Lawyer Magazine. May 27, 2010.

Eric E. Kalnins. “Fiduciary Responsibility: Helping to Avoid Fraud.” (2009).

Member, State Bar of Illinois
Member, General Bar for the Northern District Court of Illinois
Member, United States Tax Court
Member, State Bar of Arizona
Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
Member, Chicago Bar Association
Member, American Welfare Benefit Plan Association
Member, Chicago Yacht Club
Member, Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Overture Council
Governing Member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra