David Hughes

David Hughes is a partner in the state and local tax (SALT) group at Horwood, Marcus & Berk Chartered. David's clients, who range from multinational corporations to individuals, all have one thing in common: the need to limit their state and local tax exposure either through planning or litigation. David advises clients on how to structure their business to reduce their state tax liabilities and he also defends clients in audits, administrative proceedings and court against tax assessments.

David has represented clients in over 30 states and has advised clients on income tax, sales/use tax, franchise tax, and unclaimed property matters, including matters involving nexus, apportionment, business income, unitary business groups, credits, losses, exemptions, and the tax base. David has argued cases at the Illinois Supreme Court, the Illinois Appellate Court and the New York Tax Appeals Tribunal.

In addition to representing clients on a national basis, David is also very active in the SALT community. He is the Chair of the SALT committee for the Illinois CPA Society and the former chair of the Chicago Bar Association's committee on state and local taxation. David also speaks and writes regularly on SALT matters. He is a co-author of the chapter entitled Illinois Sales and Use Tax in the American Bar Association's Sales and Use Tax Handbook and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives. In addition, he has spoken on behalf of NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the Council on State Taxation (COST), Tax Executives Institute (TEI), the American Bar Association, the Institute of Professionals in Taxation (IPT), the Illinois CPA Society, and the Chicago Tax Club. 

J.D., Columbia University (1991)
B.A., University of Notre Dame (1988) magna cum laude

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:
1330 T.M., Sales and Use Taxes: The Machinery and Equipment Exemption (co-author)
2100 T.M., Illinois Corporation Income Taxes (co-author)
2110 T.M., Illinois Sales and Use Taxes (co-author)