Tax Controversy and Representation

When resolving difficult and complex matters, experience counts.

Examinations and audits are a frequent, yet unwelcome part of a business or individual’s experience.  GCK’s tax controversy lawyers represent companies and individuals in resolving complex and contentious tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service, Illinois Department of Revenue, and other federal and state agencies.  Because of our unique and extensive tax controversy experience, GCK has developed relationships with different taxing authorities which enables GCK to effectively represent clients on income, estate, trust, sales, employment, and excise tax matters. Such representation includes audits, tax collections defense, defense of criminal and fraud investigations and indictments.  We work collaboratively with clients to communicate effectively and attempt to reduce the stress and anxiety of the process. Read More


Corporate and Transactional Services

Tailored experience, built for service.

Understanding the core functions of a business and the attendant legal issues is critical to the health and well-being of any organization.  At GCK, we built the corporate and transactional services practice to reflect our clients’ needs for service.  The corporate and transactional services practice has developed over time to include the gamut of core service areas such as business formation, employment matters, intellectual property, and real estate law.  It has also evolved to reflect the changing demands for new service areas to support business enterprises such as emerging companies, sports and entertainment businesses, and tax exempt and not-for-profit entities.


Business Law

Business acumen for complex challenges.

In today’s marketplace, regulation and compliance abound.  Complicating matters is the shifting political landscape that portends change. Even without this uncertainty, business owners face a multitude of issues concerning taxation, employment, licensing, healthcare, and an endless number of unanticipated administrative issues. Over the past 25 years, GCK’s lawyers have served as advisors and counselors to guide business owners throughout the lifecycle of their company. Read More


Emerging Companies

When guiding entrepreneurs, experience counts.

As part of its corporate transactional and private client services, GCK has extensive experience in representing emerging companies in technology, entrepreneurial, and start-up ventures.  GCK helps founders, entrepreneurs and companies manage all aspects of new venture formation and execution. Read More


Bankruptcy, Financial Restructuring, and Workouts

National experience — credibility and knowledge when it matters most.

The complexities of an ever-changing U.S. Bankruptcy Code require experienced commercial litigators who can assist clients with navigating a shifting landscape. With attorneys who have nearly 35 years of legal experience in bankruptcy, financial restructuring, workouts, and commercial litigation matters Gensburg, Calandriello & Kanter’s seasoned litigators advise secured and unsecured lenders, vendors, lessors, creditors’ committees and debtors in all phases of corporate reorganizations and debt structuring.  Led by Matthew Gensburg, nationally recognized and one of Chicago’s most well respected bankruptcy litigators, GCK lawyers manage cases which involve distressed acquisitions and sales, breach of contract, settlement negotiations, bankruptcy, loan workouts, debt restructuring, collections and post-judgement enforcement. Read More


Estate Planning

Trusted guidance when it matters most.

Ensuring that future generations are secure, that a client’s legacy is protected and that their financial objectives are carried out upon death or disability are only a few of the benefits of prudent and comprehensive estate planning services. For nearly 25 years, GCK has helped clients navigate through difficult end-of-life issues with the requisite knowledge, sensitivity and comfort needed to meet their financial goals and objectives. Read More


Probate and Trust Administration

Experience counts with family matters.

For nearly 25 years, GCK has provided guidance to families navigating the sensitive and challenging area of the administration of a loved one’s will or trust and, if necessary, probate.  We understand the multitude of issues surrounding a loved one’s passing and seek to serve as a trusted advisor and administrator, guiding family members through the probate and trust administration process in a thorough, sensitive, and comforting manner. Read More


Asset Protection Planning

Proactive wealth strategies.

With a shifting economy and credit remaining tight, asset protection is more important than ever as a means of keeping your assets protected from the risk of seizure by an adverse party.  Asset protection planning involves the process of advance organizing and planning to protect assets. Read More


Real Estate

Real skills for real property.

With the increasing complexity of both commercial and residential real estate transactions, managing the purchase or sale of a property can be a daunting task.  GCK’s transactional lawyers’ unique tax and business backgrounds provide the requisite skills to handle complex commercial real estate transactions. Read More


Commercial Litigation

Seasoned litigators, deep industry bench strength.

In today’s marketplace, seemingly ordinary transactions can be fraught with legal challenges and quickly escalate into a dispute. For nearly 25 years, GCK has successfully managed the commercial and personal litigation needs for clients.  GCK lawyers possess substantive knowledge in a broad range of areas of the law and across many different business entities and industries. Read More


Employment Law

Assisting clients manage talent.

For nearly 25 years, GCK has represented businesses in employment law matters. Whether preparing an employment contract, mediating a dispute or conducting a proactive review to ensure legal compliance, GCK’s lawyers have the skills and knowledge to help employers with talent management, enforcement of workplace policies and compliance with ever-changing employment laws. Read More


Intellectual Property

Protecting client’s value assets.

In today’s sophisticated marketplace, an organization’s Intellectual Property is becoming an increasingly more complex asset to protect and enforce. For nearly 25 years, GCK’s lawyers have provided trade secret and IP protection across many industry sectors including manufacturing, entertainment, sports and nonprofit. Read More


Tax Exempt and Nonprofit Entities

Experience matters, when advising organizations.

GCK assists clients with the formation and management of various tax exempt and nonprofit entities which includes work for foundations, religious institutions, academic institutions, and other social nonprofit organizations, as each have unique business needs based on their tax-exempt status. Read More


Tax Planning

Proactive strategies for a changing tax environment.

With an uncertain tax climate at both the Federal and state levels, many businesses and individuals are seeking clarity, guidance, and expertise to navigate the shifting landscape and the increased complexity of the Internal Revenue Code. With more than 25 years of experience, GCK represents taxpayers on a wide-range of tax planning matters including tax planning for corporations, limited liability companies, tax exempt organizations, not-for-profit companies, partnerships, and individuals. Read More