December 15, 2017

Thomas F. Arends



Juris Doctor (1983)
DePaul University, College of Law
Chicago, Illinois

Bachelor in Business Administration
University of Notre Dame
College of Business Administration
Notre Dame, Indiana
Major in Accountancy – Cum Laude (1980)



Richard M. Colombik & Associates, PC

Analysis of entity level taxation, individual taxation, estate taxation, and multiple entity structures, Internal Revenue Service defense and state taxation defense including all types of income, sales, and other tax liabilities. Work as part of tax planning team to help clients reduce their overall level of combined taxation. Extensive experience in international taxation, transfer pricing issues and Canadian taxation.


Thomas F. Arends, Attorney at Law

Emphasis upon IRS Tax Defense, compliance issues, tax planning and representation for individuals, partnerships, closely held corporations and tax exempt entities. Consultation and litigation support for U.S. District Court and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeal tax cases.


WMX Technologies, Inc.

Oak Brook, Illinois – Attorney-Tax Audit Coordinator

Responsible for the management of all revenue audits and representation of the parent corporation and subsidiary corporation’s reporting positions before the Internal Revenue Service and various tax authorities.

Work included foreign audits, intercompany issues to Canadian subsidiaries, appellate protests, settlement negotiations, United States Internal Revenue Service large audit case coordinated exam program, assisting outside counsel with federal appellate procedures and tax litigation.


USG Corporation

Chicago, Illinois – Attorney/Tax Research and Planning

Responsibility for income tax research and planning associated with a diverse range of domestic and international transactions as well as Internal Revenue Service audit representation of multi-national corporations. Major responsibilities included review of tax ramifications of international, European restructuring. Foreign sales corporations operational planning and compliance. Coordination of Internal Revenue Service exams.


FMC Corporation

Chicago, Illinois – Attorney/International Taxation
Responsible for comprehensive tax compliance, research issues and IRS audit representation with respect to a broad range of international operations and tax issues.


Arthur Andersen and Company

Chicago, Illinois – Tax Consultant
Responsibilities included: tax compliance and planning for closely held and publicly traded clients. Included compliance work regarding individual, corporate, partnership, estate and trust income tax returns, with emphasis upon year-end planning. Additional work included general corporate planning, accounting methods, recovery projects and international compliance issues, including foreign tax credit planning.

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