Eric McLimore > Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

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

Partner, Taxation


Eric is a tax attorney and certified public accountant who advises a wide range of for-profit and tax-exempt clients on all phases of complex tax matters including international, federal, state and local tax planning, transactional and controversy matters. He focuses on tax issues concerning income, sales and use and employment taxes arising from business formations and reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, financings, joint ventures and other business transactions. He also represents individuals with personal tax and residency matters and advises not-for-profit organizations on formation, operations and governance and tax compliance matters.

Eric regularly provides strategic advice on entity selection and business formation issues. He reviews formation, merger and sale and joint venture documents for a broad range of entities and advises on equity and debt financings for start-up and venture-stage businesses. In addition, he advises high net worth individuals, businesses, nonprofit entities and family offices regarding strategies and issues related to the formation, operation and governance of exempt organizations and charitable foundations.

Eric also represents clients in administrative matters and disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and state tax authorities. He has obtained IRS rulings and determinations regarding grants to and from tax-exempt organizations, high-technology industry cost-sharing arrangements and gain nonrecognition provisions in the energy sector. He also has represented high net worth individuals, estates and closely held and public companies in tax disputes concerning tax residency and domicile, estate valuations, transfer pricing and Subpart F income, equity compensation, restructuring and deductibility versus capitalization of expenses.

Before his legal career, Eric worked as an auditor at a Big Four accounting firm. His accounting and related business experience has helped him build a comprehensive understanding of the taxation and business issues critical to his clients’ success. In a common-sense and cost-efficient manner, Eric helps clients understand and feel comfortable with complex tax and business concerns.


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (J.D., 2008)
  • Claremont McKenna College (B.A., 2003), cum laude

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.