Joseph Kronsnoble is the Chair of the firm's Transactional Tax Practice Group and has practiced law with the firm since 1991.  Mr. Kronsnoble represents public and privately owned companies and buy-out firms in connection with tax-free and taxable mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs and other transactions, including cross-border investments, dispositions and combinations.  Mr. Kronsnoble also advises US and foreign debtors and creditors in bankruptcy reorganizations and debt restructurings outside of bankruptcy.  In addition, Mr. Kronsnoble represents US and foreign issuers and underwriters in stock and debt offerings, securitizations and other issuances of financial instruments.

Mr. Kronsnoble has represented clients in obtaining private letter rulings from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  He also represents taxpayers in audit and controversy matters with the IRS and state taxing authorities.

Mr. Kronsnoble is Co-chair of the Federal Tax Institute Planning Committee.  He has written articles for various legal and financial publications and has spoken at tax conferences and to other groups on tax-related topics.  Mr. Kronsnoble has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer and as a leading tax lawyer in Chambers USA and The Legal 500.  He was also named to Turnarounds & Workouts’ 2017 list of “Bankruptcy Tax Specialists in the Nation’s Major Law Firms.”

Prior to attending law school, he practiced for two years as an accountant with Price Waterhouse in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He has also been licensed as a certified public accountant in Illinois and a certified financial planner.



JD, University of Chicago Law School, 1991, With Honors

MS, University of Wisconsin, 1986, Highest Honors

BBA, University of Wisconsin, 1985, Highest Honors


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