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Howard & Howard Hires Ellen Ernst

Howard & Howard Hires Ellen Ernst

Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that Ellen E. Ernst has joined the firm.  She will practice out of the firm’s Chicago Office.

Ms. Ernst concentrates her practice in the area of corporate taxation, providing businesses with tools and planning strategies around tax minimization. She has experience working with public and private companies throughout the country and internationally.

Prior to joining Howard & Howard, Ms. Ernst was a senior manager at a firm where she focused primarily on corporate tax planning in the areas of business incentives and tax and cost reduction strategies. She collaborated with businesses within the industries of automotive manufacturing, energy and utilities, engineering and construction, biomedical devices, software development and software as a service provider to identify and develop industry and company specific tax strategies in the areas of federal and state tax credits, domestic manufacturing deductions, and accelerated cost recovery.  She also has experience assisting domestic and foreign companies in securing state and local statutory and negotiated incentives related to expansion and/or relocation.  Additionally, Ms. Ernst has counseled clients within the medical device industry regarding the statutory application of the recently enacted Medical Device Excise Tax.  She has successfully represented public and private companies in tax examinations with the Internal Revenue Service and various state revenue agencies.

Ms. Ernst received her M.S. in Taxation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013, her J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2005 and her B.A. from Kent State University in 2001. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association. Ms. Ernst is licensed to practice in Illinois.

Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services to businesses and business owners.  The firm has offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak); Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); and Las Vegas, Nevada.  Howard & Howard’s major areas of practice expertise include: business and corporate; commercial litigation; construction law; creditors’ rights; employee benefits; environmental; estate planning; intellectual property; international; labor, employment and immigration; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities and tax.  Our focused expertise provides us with a solid understanding of the industries we serve, including, automotive; energy and utilities; financial services and gaming. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.howardandhoward.com.



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