Practice Areas

The Law Office of David P. Cudnowski, Ltd. is a general practice of law providing a wide array of legal and tax services with an emphasis in the areas discussed below.  Please feel free to call us regarding any legal or tax issue you may have.  For any practice area not specifically mentioned below, we work with a network of other attorneys and accountants who can provide additional assistance and expertise for any legal or tax matter.

Business Law


For sole proprietorships, corporations(Subchapter C or S), limited liability companies, partnerships, joint ventures or trusts, we are here to provide counsel and help you every step of the way from idea inception and entity formation to sale, merger or dissolution.

Whether your business is for profit or not-for-profit, taxable or tax exempt, we can guide you to optimize your business performance, to ensure compliance, to provide maximum safety for you and your business and to minimize your tax burdens.



Estate Planning

Whether you need help with a simple will, living will, health care power of attorney, property power of attorney, or something more complex along the lines of a living trust with a pour-over will, estate and generation-skipping tax planning, estate planning for second marriages and blended families, same sex marriages and alternatives including, but not limited to, joint tenancies, small estate affidavits, Totten Trusts, land trusts and Transfer on Death Instruments, we can help educate you and help you make these important life decisions with patient and professional guidance.

While earning his Masters of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, Mr. Cudnowski was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Estate Planning.

Tax Law

Whether you require tax advice or tax return preparation services for yourself or for your business, the Law Office of David P. Cudnowski, Ltd. is the place to go.  We offer you a unique one stop shop when it comes to your tax service needs.  Not only has David counseled hundreds of individuals regarding tax planning (income, estate, excise, employment, generation-skipping, unrelated business income) matters, he has also prepared thousands of individual and entity tax returns (income, estate, gift and informational) for the federal government and for all states requiring the filing of such returns.

For tax matters, The Law Office of David P. Cudnowski, Ltd. also represents clients audited by the Internal Revenue Service, at the Appeals Division of the Internal Revenue Service, in the United States Tax Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.



Real Estate Law

​The Law Office of David P. Cudnowski, Ltd. has helped thousands of clients buy and sell their homes.  For many people, the purchase of a home is their first experience in working with an attorney.  Our goal is to make that experience as pleasant as possible for you.  We want to make you a lifetime client.  How do we do that?  By explaining everything to your satisfaction and keeping you apprised of the transaction every step of the way. 

We also structure more complex transactions including commercial real estate sales, purchases and leasing, corporate, limited liability company, partnership, land trust and living trust real estate purchases and sales.


Probate & Trust Administration

When a loved one passes away, there are many important tax and legal issues to address.  David P. Cudnowski has assisted individuals and families in addressing these sensitive issues in a caring and professional manner for over 30 years .

Whether the matter is a small and routine probate matter, or a complex and/or contested estate, we are well-versed in assisting you every step of the way.

We also specialize in helping health care providers and funeral homes in collecting from decedent's estates, amounts due for services rendered. 

Entertainment Law

​The Law Office of David P. Cudnowski, Ltd. has assisted actors, directors, musicians, producers and writers with tax and legal matters for decades.  Services provided to our entertainment industry clients include, but are not limited to:

Contract negotiation, interpretation, drafting and revision.

Entity formation, whether for profit or not-for-profit, maintenance and dissolution.

Intellectual Property (copyright and trademark) matters.

Labor union assistance.

Tax Exempt Status Applications and annual informational return preparation.

Tax Return Preparation (federal and all states) and audit representation.

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