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Vincent Kan is a sole practitioner in Chicago solving tax problems on behalf of both clients and other attorneys.

Mr. Kan earned his B.S. in Information Systems from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland in 2005. While at Maryland, Mr. Kan earned a citation for his work with a NSF-funded study in open source software which lead to becoming part of the first class of Smith Technology Fellows during his 3rd and last year of study. He then earned his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology in 2008. At Chicago-Kent, Mr. Kan served as an associate editor and webmaster for the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property. He also interned with the Cook County State’s Attorney and practiced under IL Supreme Court Rule 711 with the Illinois Attorney General. In addition, he volunteered at the Asian American Legal Services Clinic with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services during his three years at Chicago-Kent. His contributions to public service earned him the Chicago-Kent Certificate of Service and the Dean’s Distinguished Public Service Award. Later in 2010, he earned a LLM in Taxation with Honors, also from Chicago-Kent College of Law where he wrote his thesis on the taxation of filial responsibility payments.

Mr. Kan is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois (Nov. 2008) and State of New Jersey (Dec. 2008). He is currently a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association.

Bar Admissions:

Illinois (November 6, 2008)
New Jersey (December 3, 2008)


Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
LLM in Taxation with Honors (May 2010)

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Juris Doctor (May 2008)

Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
B.S. Information Systems (May 2005)

Professional Associations & Memberships:

Legal Experience:

Synergy Legal Professionals, Chicago, IL
Document Review Attorney, June 2009 – Present
Review documents for responsiveness, privilege, and confidentiality on assignment to Huron Consulting Group’s Document Review division for an anti-trust case using the Ringtail® platform and a contract breach case using the V3locity® platform.

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services – DLA Piper / Asian American Legal Services Clinic, Chicago, IL
Legal Volunteer, November 2005 – October 2008
Volunteer Attorney, November 2008 – Present
Conduct client intake at monthly clinic sessions. After consulting with other staff attorneys, advise clients whether they would receive advice only, be represented by a staff attorney, or referred to the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services attorney panel.

Office of the Illinois Attorney General – Chicago, IL
Rule 711 Law Clerk, General Law Bureau, May 2007 – May 2008
Prepared research memoranda on Illinois and Federal labor law. Wrote briefs and motions on administrative law, consumer protection law, and civil procedure. Prosecuted on behalf of IL Dept. of Labor and defended Secretary of State, IL Dept. of Transportation, and IL Dept. of Professional and Financial Regulation. Argued motions in Cook County Circuit Court.

Office of the Cook County State’s Attorney – Chicago, IL
Law Clerk, Worker’s Compensation Section, May 2006 – May 2007
Wrote case agendas presented to the Cook County Board of Commissioners. Prepared case files for settlement/arbitration in front of the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission. Conducted research into compensable injuries under IL Worker’s Compensation Act.

Chicago-Kent Self-Help Web Center, Chicago, IL
Legal Volunteer, September 2005 – May 2006
Helped visitors find legal aid resources online at Daley Center help desk. Referred visitors to legal aid services.

Kevin Kerveng Tung, P.C., Flushing, NY
Legal Assistant, June 2005 – August 2005
Answered client questions on pending cases. Prepared documents for submission in the New York State Unified Court System. Conducted research in patent and trademark law.

Other Experience:

Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Webmaster, Office of Undergraduate Studies, July 2003 – May 2005
Wrote and maintained an online calendar system to speed school-student communication. Coordinated Smith School technical resources to assist undergraduate organizations.
Undergraduate Research Assistant, February 2003 – September 2004
Developed automated data collection and analysis system for National Science Foundation-funded study into open-source software complexity.
Teaching Assistant, Spring 2004 – Spring 2005
Developed students’ programming abilities and coding practices in Visual Basic.NET. Answered questions and graded student projects.


Written by Vincent Kan

December 2, 2008 at 8:46 pm

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