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John F. Prusiecki focuses his practice on tax structuring matters, including structuring and restructuring of entities, capital structures, financial matters, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions. John is experienced with management and other leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; private equity funds; general structurings of entities and capital; recapitalizations and other restructurings; structurings of and into LLCs, partnerships and S corporations; various pass-thru matters; bankruptcy and insolvency; international transactions and matters, including foreign income, foreign persons, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, offshore income accumulation, inversions, repatriations, and related matters; IPOs, private placements and other raising of capital; financial products; consolidated return issues; partnership allocation and other matters; real estate transactions; real estate investment trusts; insurance companies and products; refinancings; and  settlement trusts.

Prior to joining the firm, John spent 10 years as a sole practitioner, where he mainly counseled and provided tax structuring advisory services. Prior to that, he spent 28 years with a Chicago-based multinational law firm.



  • Represented Young Innovations Inc., a portfolio company of Linden LLC, in its acquisition of American Eagle Instruments, a provider of dental products.
  • Represented Rotunda Capital Partners in the acquisition of IF&P Foods, a leading distributor of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other essential produce items to grocers and retailers in more than 14 Midwestern states.
  • Represented Falconhead Capital in the sale of substantially all of the assets of Rita’s Holdings, LLC to an affiliate of Argosy Capital.
  • Represented FuelQuest Inc., a leading on-demand software and services company for the global downstream energy industry, in the sale of its Zytax energy-related tax automation business to Avalara, a leading cloud-based sales tax and compliance automation technology provider. Oversaw the labor and employment law aspects of the transaction, including negotiation of employment-related terms of the deal, and structuring and advice regarding federal and various state employment law compliance issues. 

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, American Bar Association, Taxation Section
    • Chairman, Closely Held Corporations Committee, Subcommittee on Section 304 Redemptions, 1981-1985
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
    • Chairman, Federal Taxation Committee, Division F, 1983-1984
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Instructor, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, Taxation, Summer 1976


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, 1975
    • Member, Northwestern Law Review, 1973-1975
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 1970
  • Illinois