John A. Biek, co-chair of Neal Gerber Eisenberg's Taxation practice group, represents large publicly traded and privately held businesses in controversies, transactional matters and tax planning involving multi-state corporate income/franchise taxes, gross receipts taxes, sales and use taxes, and other business privilege taxes. He has represented clients in state tax audits and litigation before courts, administrative law judges and departments of revenue throughout the United States.
As one of the nation’s leading lawyers in the emerging field of state unclaimed property laws, John devotes a substantial part of his practice to complex multi-state unclaimed property audits, litigation, voluntary disclosure and transactional matters for clients in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, retailing, distribution, aerospace, technology, hospitality, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, financial and investment services, telecommunications, health care, insurance, utilities and transportation businesses. He helps clients determine whether their business operations are producing unclaimed property liabilities and how those operations can be restructured to minimize unclaimed property exposure.
John is an adjunct professor of law in the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Graduate Tax Program. He currently serves as vice-chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section’s State & Local Tax Committee. For 20 years prior to this leadership role with the State and Local Tax Committee, John served as the Chair of its Unclaimed Property Subcommittee. In 2007, he was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.