Richard L. Lieberman

Senior Counsel

Richard Lieberman is a senior counsel in the Chicago office of Dykema. Richard advises individuals and private and public companies in all aspects of tax planning for business and investment activities.

He concentrates his practice on the tax aspects of complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and leveraged buyouts as well as recapitalizations, partnership and corporate restructurings, and general tax advice and planning, handling transactions which range in size from several million dollars to more than $500 million.

Richard’s practice also focuses on executive compensation matters in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other business transactions, including the design and implementation of equity and cash incentive compensation and retention programs, and the negotiation of executive employment, change in control and separation agreements.

    • DePaul University College of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1990
    • New York University School of Law, LL.M., International Legal Studies, 1984
    • ITT Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1983
    • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.B.A., Accounting and Finance, 1980
  • Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. Tax Court
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
    • Recognized as a "Leading Individual" by the International Tax Review, World Tax Edition, 2001-2005
    • Member of Law360’s Tax Authority Federal Advisory Board, 2020
    • American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, member

    • Adjunct Professor, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1993–1996

    • Editorial Board of the Journal of Multistate Taxation, 1991-1999

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