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Steven S. Brown

Senior Counsel


130 E. Randolph St.
Suite 3900
Chicago, IL 60601
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J.D., University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia, Missouri, 1973
B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, 1970
State Bar Licenses
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Illinois
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
Super lawyers 2015

Steven S. Brown

Senior Counsel

Steven S. Brown is Senior Counsel in the Litigation Practice Group in Clark Hill's Chicago office. Steven concentrates his practice in IRS Administrative Practice and U.S. Tax Court litigation.  He represents and counsels corporations, individuals, partnerships, tax exempt organizations, trusts and estates.  He has over 40 years experience in litigating matters before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Courts and U.S. Courts of Appeal. 
Steven began his career with the IRS as a Trial Attorney in the Office of Regional Counsel (1973-1978) and ultimately as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Office of District Counsel (1978-1979) in Chicago, Illinois. 


“The Fallout After Ballard,” Journal of Tax and Procedure, 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • “Representing Taxpayers in IRS Controversies Nationwide,” Dallas 2019 Annual Tax Symposium, Clark Hill, November 4, 2019
  • “Tax Controversy Hot Topics,” San Antonio 2018 Annual Tax Symposium, Clark Hill, November 6, 2018
  • “IRS Audits and Tax Court Litigation,” Dallas 2018 Annual Tax Symposium, Clark Hill, November 5, 2018
  • “What To Do When The IRS Comes Calling,” Webinar, July 17, 2018
  • “IRS Practice & Procedures,” 2005 Tax Conference, Illinois CPA Foundation
  • “What Remains of the Attorney-Client and Accountant-Client Privilege in Tax Planning?” Arizona Bar Convention, 2004
  • “Privilege and Work Product in the Context of Tax Litigation, Lessons from the Trenches,” ABA Tax Section - CLE, 2004
  • “Representation of Promoters and Preparers in Tax Shelter Investigations,” ABA Tax Section, 2003
  • “An Overview of IRS Examinations, Administrative Appeals and Tax Court Litigation,” Chicago Bar Association, 2000

‚ÄčCommunity Involvement

Adjunct Professor, Federal Civil Tax Procedure, LL.M Program in Tax Law, The John Marshall Law School, 1985-2010

Named among Illinois Super Lawyers, 2016-2021
Named among Leading Lawyers, 2016-2021
American Bar Association - Tax Section
California Bar - Tax Section