Stanley Kaminski concentrates his practice in the areas of state and local taxation, including multistate sales/use tax, franchise tax and corporate and individual income tax issues. Mr. Kaminski’s practice also encompasses abandoned property/escheat issues. A certified public accountant, he previously served the City of Chicago as its first Chief Assistant Corporation Counsel for Taxation.
Mr. Kaminski has handled hundreds of state and local tax audits and cases across the country. He has also written numerous articles and chapters on state and local taxation for organizations, such as the Research Institute of America, Council on State Taxation, the Oxford University Press, State Tax Notes, Tax Management, Inc. and Matthew Bender.
He was the author of the Research Institute of America’s Illinois Tax Handbook, and is the current editor of the Tax Trends newsletter for the Illinois State Bar Association. He is the co-author of the “Local Government Taxes” chapter of the IICLE Illinois State and Local Taxation Handbook.
Mr. Kaminski is a frequent lecturer and has been a guest speaker for many organizations on a wide range of state and local tax and unclaimed property topics, as well as a regular instructor on the taxation of services at the Council on State Taxation’s Advanced Sales Tax School in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also an adjunct professor of state and local tax at DePaul Law School.
Mr. Kaminski is a current member and twice past chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s State and Local Tax Section Council and a former chair of the State and Local Tax Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. In 2016, he was appointed as chairman of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Tax Policy Council.
He is a member of the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association and the Illinois Taxpayer Federation. Mr. Kaminski is a graduate of DePaul University School of Law and the DePaul University College of Commerce.
- Enterprise Leasing Company of Chicago v. The City of Chicago, 2017 IL 119945 (Lead Atty.) (Transactional Tax Nexus Case)
- Village of Mark v. Ill. Dept. of Revenue, No. 3-14-0660, Ill. Appellate Court, 3rd Dist. (2015) (Amicus Counsel) (Statutory Interpretation Case).
- Patrick Autos, Inc. v. Hamer, 2011 L 051209 (Cook County, Illinois 2012) (Lead Atty.) (Statutory Interpretation Case)
- Pooh-Bah Enterprises, Inc. v. County of Cook, 378 Ill. App. 3d 268 (2007) (Lead Atty.) (1st Amendment Case)
- Arangold Corporation v. Zehnder, 187 Ill.2d 341 (1999) (Lead Atty.) (Single Subject Case)
- Miller Brewing Company v. Douglas Whitley, et al., 91 L 50465 (Cook County, Illinois 1992) (Lead Atty.) (Use Tax Case)
- Chicago Health Clubs v. City of Chicago, 124 Ill. 2d 1 (1988) (Lead Trial Atty.) (Chicago Amusement Tax Case)
- Represented AMREP Corporation (NYSE:AXR) in the sale of its newsstand distribution services and product packaging and fulfillment services businesses pursuant to the sale of capital stock of six of its direct and indirect subsidiaries.
- Obtained a decision from the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board granting a complete refund of approximately $300,000 in employment taxes after finding that the refund was timely filed and the refund amount was proper.
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- Supreme Court of Illinois
- Supreme Court of the United States
- Adjunct Professor of Law, DePaul Law School, 2014-present
- Illinois State Bar Association , – State and Local Tax Sections Council
- The Chicago Bar Association , – State and Local Tax Committee
- Chicago Department of Revenue, – Member, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Director’s Liaison Group
- Representing the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, negotiated the enactment of the Chicago Business Taxpayer Assistance Ordinance (Taxpayer Bill of Rights) and changes to Illinois’ Penalty and Interest Act.
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