Jonathan E. Strouse


T 312.753.6175
Chicago, IL

Jonathan E. Strouse

Jonathan E. Strouse concentrates his practice in the areas of litigation, federal tax litigation, and federal tax controversies, including audits and appeals.

Jonathan has represented numerous taxpayers across diverse boundaries including, trusts, estates, federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal members, municipal governments, foreign taxpayers, hedge funds, high-net-worth individuals, qualified ERISA plans including leveraged and non-leveraged ESOPs, accountants, tax-exempt entities, TEFRA partnerships, individuals involved in Derivium transactions, and S and C corporations (publicly traded corporations as well as privately held).

Mr. Strouse has extensive experience litigating cases on behalf of taxpayers against the Internal Revenue Service and United States of America in the U.S. Tax Court as well as the United States District Court.  A list of his more recent cases can be viewed by clicking here.

He has also represented hundreds of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service on a wide variety of collection, examination, and appeal matters including listed transactions and other tax avoidance matters, foreign tax issues, “wealth squad” examinations, “Midco” and section 6901 transactions, valuation issues, domestic and foreign offshore voluntary disclosures including streamlined filings, FBAR issues, the trading safe harbor pursuant to Section 864(b), information reporting issues, penalty matters pursuant to Sections 6662 and 6707A, mediation proceedings pursuant to Rev. Proc. 2009-44, transfer tax issues, and various other trust, estate, corporate, partnership, individual, employment, and excise tax matters.

Prior to entering law school, Mr. Strouse practiced as a certified public accountant in public accounting for five years.  Mr. Strouse regularly counsels other attorneys, certified public accountants, and enrolled agents throughout the United States and foreign countries regarding their representation of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service.

Examinations and IRS Matching Efforts Based on Information and Other Reporting, ABA Section of Tax, Washington, D.C., May 5, 2023

Overview for Avoiding Civil Penalties for Non-Compliance of International Information Returns, IRS Symposium, Illinois CPA Society, November 10, 2022

The Taxation of United States Citizens Who Live in Israel, Business Leadership Initiative – Selected Students from Kelley School of Business, Helene G. Simon Hillel Center, Indiana University, November 3, 2022

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U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

All State Courts in Illinois

All State Courts in Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., cum laude

University of Wisconsin, BBA, Finance and Accounting, with distinction

ABA Tax Section, Member – Individual Tax and Family Taxation Committee

Illinois CPA Society, Taxation Practice and Procedures Committee

Certified Public Accountant

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Leading Lawyers (2014-2022)

Illinois Super Lawyers magazine (2009, 2013-2023)

American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC)

Illinois CPA Society, Distinguished Service Award, 2020

Beta Alpha Psi, Honorary Accounting Fraternity

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