Sheldon I. Banoff, P.C., is a partner in the Tax Department of the law firm of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, residing in its Chicago office for 39 years. Shelly specializes in federal taxation matters. He has counseled clients on the formation and use of pass-through entities, including limited and general partnerships and limited liability companies, on tax and non-tax matters.
Shelly serves on the Executive Council and is a past Chair of the Chicago Bar Association's Federal Taxation Committee. He is an active member of the American Bar Association's Section of Taxation, and in 2007 was Vice Chairman of the Section's Report on proposed legislation dealing with carried interests for services. He is a frequent discussion leader and panelist at bar association meetings and at tax conferences such as the University of Chicago Law School Annual Tax Conference (where he has presented 17 papers since 1980), the New York University's Institute on Federal Taxation, CPA Societies and industry groups.
Shelly has written over 100 articles in professional journals, and has been co-editor and principal author of the monthly "Shop Talk" column in the Journal of Taxation for almost 30 years.
Shelly is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago (B.S.B.A. Accounting) and the University of Chicago Law School, where he was Associate Editor of the Law Review. He has served as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School.
Shelly has testified as a tax expert on partnership matters at the request of the Committee on Ways and Means of the U.S. House of Representatives. He has annually been selected for listing in leading national and international law directories, and is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.