CHICAGO, April 5, 2022―Adam P. Beckerink has joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group in its Chicago office. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Beckerink was a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.
“Attracting talented lateral partners to our firm is an essential part of our strategic plan to advance Duane Morris nationally and globally,” said Duane Morris Chairman and CEO Matthew A. Taylor. “Adam’s experience and his already strong practice will add to Duane Morris, while our platform will enable him to grow and expand his work and attract more talent to this critical part of our firm. We’re thrilled to have Adam join us as we continue to strengthen our Chicago office and add to our high-performing Corporate Practice Group.”
“Adam has a strong state and local tax skillset, both domestically and internationally,” said Brian P. Kerwin, chair of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group, which is comprised of more than 200 attorneys. “His experience and entrepreneurial mindset will be a great addition to our corporate team.”
“Adam’s capabilities will be a great addition to our firm’s robust tax practice,” said John Robert Weiss, managing partner of the Duane Morris Chicago office. “Additionally, his collaborative and enthusiastic nature will be a great fit for our Chicago office.”
Beckerink represents multinational corporations and high-net-worth individuals in tax disputes, controversies and litigation with revenue authorities throughout the United States. His practice spans all aspects of the tax planning and dispute resolution process, including audits, litigation and appeals in matters including state False Claims Act tax defense, state tax refund class action defense, individual residency, telecommunications excise tax, and sales and income tax. Through both litigation and settlement, Beckerink has resolved difficult state tax matters before administrative appeal boards, tax tribunals and courts in Illinois and throughout the United States. He advises diverse U.S.- and non-U.S.-based multinationals on all aspects of state income, franchise, sales and use tax and unclaimed property issues, including nexus, business/nonbusiness income, unitary business principles and U.S. constitutional concepts. Beckerink also counsels on multistate and federal tax planning and the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions. He has published numerous articles on tax law and is a frequent speaker on a broad range of state and local tax issues. Beckerink is also active in pro bono work, representing veterans before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
“I’m excited to join Duane Morris and look forward to helping to continue to build its highly regarded SALT practice,” added Beckerink. “I know my clients will be advantaged by the firm’s diverse, full-service platform, and I look forward to providing my own experience to the benefit of firm clients.”
Beckerink is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 2006), the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D., 2004) and Shenandoah University (B.A., 2001).
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