Thomas J. Phillips

Thomas J. Phillips

von Briesen & Roper, S.C.

Recognized since 2003

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Practice Areas

Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Tax Law

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Tom Phillips focuses his practice on taxation and provides tax analysis, advice, and tax opinions to publicly traded and closely-held business entities. He has more than 40 years of experience representing clients in and structuring and implementing tax-free reorganizations and mergers, spinoffs, cross-border transactions, taxable asset and stock purchase transactions and partnership transactions. That experience also includes representing private placement investments in limited partnerships and limited liability companies involving hedge funds, distressed company investments, commercial real estate, value company investments, and low-income housing tax credit projects. Tom has extensive experience in tax controversy matters representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service, Wisconsin Department of Revenue, and federal and state courts.

  • 411 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1000
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-4427
  • New York University, LL.M., graduated 1974
  • University of Utah, J.D., graduated 1973
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities, B.A., graduated 1970
Bar Admissions
  • Wisconsin, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Bar Association - Member
  • Milwaukee Tax Club - Member
  • Professional Institute of Tax Study, Inc. - Member
  • American College of Tax Counsel - Fellow
  • State Bar of Wisconsin - Taxation Section, Board of Directors 2016-2019; District Representative, Board of Governors 2011-2015
  • American Bar Association of Tax Section - Section of Taxation; S Corporations Committee, Past Chair 2018-2020; Corporate Tax Committee; Partnerships and LLC Committee
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Tax Court

von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
Headquarters: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

70 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Tax Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Tax Law, Milwaukee (2016)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Tax Law
Special Focus:
  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Partnership
  • Private Equity Funds
  • Regulated Investment Companies
  • State and Local Tax
  • Subchapter S Corporations
  • Tax Disputes
  • Tax Planning
  • Transactions
  • State Bar of Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Wisconsin Law Foundation, Fellow
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law

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