David Blum

David Blum

Ranked by Chambers USA for both taxation and tax controversy, David Blum provides transactional, tax planning, and tax litigation counsel to local and multinational businesses throughout the United States. His practice serves a variety of sectors, including telecommunications, automotive retail, equipment leasing, financial services, senior care, logistics, and retail, among others. David’s comprehensive multistate taxation practice includes nexus issues, income apportionment, sales and use tax, franchise tax, False Claims Act (qui tam), transfer taxes, and state registration and reporting requirements. In addition, he has significant experience in creating and implementing tax-efficient corporate and partnership structures for all types of U.S. and cross border transactions, including business start-ups, private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, dispositions, restructurings, intellectual property, and corporate finance matters

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Illinois Secretary of State Significantly Decreases LLC Filing Fees

Businesses were pleasantly surprised to learn that the Illinois Secretary of State reduced Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) filing fees following the passage of Senate Bill 867. This bill was passed in both houses on November 7, 2017 and went into immediate effect upon signature by the governor on December 20, 2017. The fee reduction is … Continue Reading

Illinois Imposes Electronic Filing Requirements for Sales & Use and Withholding Taxes Effective January 1, 2018

The Illinois legislature recently mandated electronic filings for certain sales and use and withholding income tax filings as of January 1, 2018. H. B. 0821 was passed in both houses by May 2017 and signed into law on August 24, 2017 by Governor Rauner creating Public Act 100-0303. In September 2017, the Illinois Department of … Continue Reading

DirecTV Joins in SCOTUS Petition Against Michigan’s MTC Retroactivity

DirecTV joined Goodyear, IBM, T-Mobile and numerous other companies in seeking U.S. Supreme Court review of their challenge to a Michigan Court of Appeals ruling, affirmed by the Michigan Supreme Court, that allowed the state to retroactively withdraw from MTC Compact (“Compact”), in DirecTV Group Holdings LLC v. Michigan Department of Treasury, U.S. Sup. Ct., … Continue Reading
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