Kerry M. Lavelle

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Tax Attorney in Schaumburg, IL

Lavelle Law Ltd.
 | 1933 North Meacham Rd, Suite 600
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847-705-7555
Fax: 847-705-9960
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Tax: Business (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%)
Attorney Profile

Kerry M. Lavelle is a partner and founding member of Lavelle Law, Ltd., in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Lavelle assists clients in Chicago and Palatine in multiple legal areas, including estate planning, federal taxation, business law and commercial real estate law. A firm believer that success in the courtroom or at the settlement table is a direct result of preparedness, Mr. Lavelle invests a significant amount of time into meeting with each client to have a full understanding of the scope of the case and to draft an innovative legal solution.

Mr. Lavelle earned his law degree from DePaul University College of Law. Prior to law school, he obtained his undergraduate degree in finance and economics from North Park College (now North Park University) in Chicago. He also holds a graduate degree in business administration from DePaul University. Mr. Lavelle is licensed to practice law before Illinois state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the United States Tax Court.

When not representing clients, Mr. Lavelle enjoys contributing to his profession and his community. He is a member of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. He has also authored articles for publications such as the Virginia Tax Journal, the DePaul Business Law Journal and Practical Accountant Magazine.

Within his community, Mr. Lavelle has founded and volunteered his time for several organizations and charitable events. He and other partners in the firm established the Palatine Food Drive, which supports the Palatine Food Pantry. In addition, he serves as a volunteer attorney for Chicago's Center for Disability and Elder Law and sits on the board of directors for the Society for the Preservation for Human Dignity.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Tax
  • 40%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Real Estate
Focus Areas

Tax Law, Business Formation and Planning, Contracts, Business Organizations


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020

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About Kerry Lavelle

Admitted: 1989, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Spirit of Life Award from the Society for the Preservation of Human Dignity for his efforts within the Community, 2010

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Tax Court

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Former Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Former Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Federal Tax Committee
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S.  District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • Federal District Court
  • Illinois

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Adjunct Faculty Member, William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, John Marshall Law School, teaching a course in I.R.S. Practice and Procedure
  • Board of Directors, Society for the Preservation of Human Dignity (PHD)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • WHY EVERY EMPLOYER SHOULD ADOPT A SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKING POLICY, published in 2 parts in the August and September 2010 editing of Construction Equipment Distribution Journal.
  • THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF STARTING A NEW BUSINESS , published in The Practical Accountant
  • CONSPIRACY IN CLOSELY-HELD CORPORATIONS , Volume 12, Issue 1, published in the Criminal Justice Journal, Western State University College of Law
  • I.R.C. SECTION 482, Tax Implications for Closely-Held Domestic Business Associations , Virginia Tax Review, 1989


  • Mr. Lavelle has supervised and managed millions of dollars in settlements with the IRS.


  • Mr. Lavelle and the attorneys at Lavelle Law have successfully closed million dollar transactions year after year on behalf of clients.

Representative Clients:

  • Screw Conveyor Corporation
  • DiMeo Schneider & Associates
  • Netco Title
  • Reliv International
  • Lemme Insurance Group, Inc.
  • Norman Mechanical, Inc.
  • Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants
  • Berkot's Super Foods
  • La Chiquita Supermercado
  • Strack & Van Til Food Market
  • Ultra Foods
  • Tony's Finer Foods
  • Central Grocers, Inc.

Educational Background:

  • DePaul University, College of Commerce, M.B.A.
  • North Park College, B.A. in Finance and Economics

Industry Groups

  • And Wholesale Food Distribution
  • Retail
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Office Location for Kerry M. Lavelle

1933 North Meacham Rd
Suite 600
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Phone: 847-705-7555

Fax: 847-705-9960

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Last Updated: 8/27/2018

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