Tony is licensed to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. In private practice Tony has represented numerous individuals and small businesses in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 cases, especially individuals and businesses with tax problems. Since leaving the IRS in 1986, Tony has been in private practice as a tax law attorney and has represented taxpayers before the IRS, IDOR and IDES dealing with various tax issues, including collection, audit and criminal issues. In the latter part of his employment with the IRS, he headed the insolvency sections of the Special Procedures Branch in Chicago dealing with bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors and other related issues. Tony is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey and the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.