Jeffrey Shamberg > Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
SUITE 1700
United States
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Work Department

Partner and Chair, Taxation


Jeff is chair of the firm’s Taxation practice group. He is a tax planning advisor and certified public accountant who serves clients by developing a broad range of international, federal, and state and local tax planning and controversy strategies. He works with clients to minimize tax obligations arising out of business formations, joint ventures, financings, equity offerings, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, and loan workouts. He also represents business entities and high net worth individuals in all phases of tax controversy matters with the Internal Revenue Service and the Illinois Department of Revenue.

His national client base spans many industries and entity types, including real estate investment trusts (REITs), hedge funds and private equity funds and their sponsors, family offices, startups, partnerships and LLCs, public and privately held corporations, and wealthy individuals. Regardless of the entity structure or industry, Jeff always focuses on developing tax minimization strategies that are tailored to each client’s unique business objectives.

Jeff is a member of the firm’s Retirement Plans and Tax Review Committees.

Jeff understands that tax considerations significantly impact a client’s bottom line, and clients appreciate his creative and pragmatic approach to developing tax planning strategies and resolving tax controversies to achieve a “win-win” solution in a cost-efficient manner.


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (J.D., 1995)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S., 1990), with honors

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Tax > US taxes: non-contentious

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP is particularly noted for its capabilities in state and local tax considerations, unclaimed property compliance, and transactios, acting for a diverse clientele. The team is also well versed in real estate and REIT matters, where practice head Jeffrey Shamberg is often instructed. John Biek is a seasoned advisor and leading figure in state unclaimed property field, who regularly handles a mix of transactional and planning mandates. Eric McLimore is also recommended. All named lawyers are based in Chicago.