Adam Beckerink represents clients, including multinational corporations and high net-worth individuals, in tax disputes, controversies, and litigation with revenue authorities throughout the United States. His practice spans all aspects of the tax planning and dispute resolution process, including audit, litigation, and appeals in matters including state False Claims Act tax defense, state tax refund class action defense, individual residency, telecommunications excise tax, and sales and income tax.
Through both litigation and settlement, he has resolved difficult state tax matters before administrative appeal boards, tax tribunals, and courts in Illinois and throughout the United States. Adam advises diverse US- and non-US-based multinationals on all aspects of state income, franchise, sales and use tax, and unclaimed property issues, including nexus, business/non-business income, unitary business principles, and US constitutional concepts. He also counsels on multistate and federal tax planning, and the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
Adam has published numerous articles on tax law and is a frequent speaker on a broad range of state and local tax issues. He is also active in pro bono work, representing veterans before the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Adam was a partner in the tax group of another global law firm, resident in Chicago.
Georgetown University Law Center, 2006, LL.M., Taxation
University of Maryland School of Law, 2004, J.D.
Shenandoah University, 2001, B.A.
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Tax: US taxes: contentious, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Member, Tax Authority: State and Local, US Editorial Advisory Board, Law360 (2019)
Member, Chicago Tax Club
Member, State and Local Tax Committee, Chicago Bar Association
Member, State and Local Tax Committee, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Taxpayers Federation of Illinois
Member, Tax Institute, Illinois Chamber of Commerce