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Thomas D. Sykes

Thomas D. Sykes

A Senior Coast-to-Coast Federal Tax Lawyer -- Phenomenal Background
  • Tax Law, Appeals & Appellate, Gov & Administrative Law ...
  • District of Columbia, Illinois, Wisconsin
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Biography

Senior tax lawyer, practicing federal tax law since 1982. Has one of the nation's premier federal tax dispute resumes, which has been called "phenomenal." Formerly with the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice, in DC; formerly a federal prosecutor; formerly a partner with a DC tax boutique and two ultra-large law firms in Chicago. Has litigated perhaps three or four billion dollars worth of federal tax cases; led the successful effort to recover about $2 billion for the nation's teaching hospitals. Moved to Seattle area in 2019, following spouse's career. Practices federal tax law nationwide, and state tax law in Wisconsin, Illinois, and DC.

Practice Areas
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Legislative & Government Affairs
    Intellectual Property
    Municipal Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Filings with FinCEN, U.S. Treasury (Foreign Financial Accounts and Corporate Tra
  • Medicare Adjustments under IRMAA
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free initial consultation, up to one hour.
  • Contingent Fees
    Individualized evaluation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Illinois
Supreme Court of Illinois
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Wisconsin
Wisconsin Court System
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2nd Circuit
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6th Circuit
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7th Circuit
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10th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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Court of Federal Claims
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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U.S. Tax Court
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Professional Experience
United States Department of Justice, 1982-1998
Current
Partner, DC Tax Boutique, 1998-2002
Current
Partner, Chicago Office of International Law Firm, 2002-2010.
Current
Partner, Chicago Office of International Law Firm, 2010-2013.
Current
Partner, Chicago Law Firm, 2013-2015.
Current
Law Offices of Thomas D. Sykes PLLC
- Current
Founded own law firm to pursue $600mm class action against IRS, seeking additional statutory interest for 300 of the nation's teaching hospitals.
Education
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
J.D. (1979) | Law
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Honors: Author of Note published at 41 Ohio St. L. J. 211 (1980)
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law Logo
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
B.A. (1976) | History, Philosphy
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Honors: Magna cum laude
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Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Voted Top Five Percent by peers for 13 years, including in 2021.
Outstanding Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division
Received this award in 1986, 1988, 1991, and 1998.
Rated 10 out of 10.
AVVO
Professional Associations
Illinois Bar
Member
- Current
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DC Bar
Member
- Current
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Wisconsin State Bar
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Many -- see law firm's website at www.sykestaxlaw.com
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Offices of Thomas D. Sykes PLLC
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Thomas D. Sykes PLLC
16625 REDMOND WAY STE M PMB 151
Redmond, WA 98052
Cell: (847) 651-7881
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed