John Biek > Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
SUITE 1700
United States

Work Department

Taxation, Tax Controversy


Co-Chair, Taxation practice group


John A. Biek, co-chair of Neal Gerber Eisenberg’s Taxation practice group, represents large publicly traded and privately held businesses in controversies, transactional matters and tax planning involving multi-state corporate income/franchise taxes, gross receipts taxes, sales and use taxes, and other business privilege taxes. He has represented clients in state tax audits and litigation before courts, administrative law judges and departments of revenue throughout the United States.

As one of the nation’s leading lawyers in the emerging field of state unclaimed property laws, John devotes a substantial part of his practice to complex multi-state unclaimed property audits, litigation, voluntary disclosure and transactional matters for clients in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, retailing, distribution, aerospace, technology, hospitality, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, financial and investment services, telecommunications, health care, insurance, utilities and transportation businesses. He helps clients determine whether their business operations are producing unclaimed property liabilities and how those operations can be restructured to minimize unclaimed property exposure


Vice-Chair, ABA Tax Section’s State & Local Tax Committee

Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel


Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1987), cum laude

Yale University (B.S., 1984)

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.