Michael T. Donovan is Chairman of the Tax Department. Mike has significant experience in all aspects of tax planning for partnerships and LLCs, corporations, real estate, REITs, and funds. He regularly advises clients in connection with M&A transactions, real estate projects, and complex partnership issues. Mike also counsels exempt organizations on issues relating to tax-exempt status, intermediate sanctions, and joint ventures with for-profit entities. He has spoken and written extensively on a variety of tax topics, including a recent article for the Journal of Taxation on the complex FATCA final regulations.

Practice Areas


  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 1994)
    • Taxation
  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law (J.D., 1992)
  • University of Notre Dame (B.A., magna cum laude, 1989)

Legal Background

  • Baker & McKenzie, Chicago, IL

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Tax Section
  • Chair, International Lawyers Network - Tax Group


  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar