O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes, LLC, a leading commercial property tax law firm based in Chicago, has announced the addition of Douglas J. LaSota as an attorney at the firm. He will be representing Chicago-area businesses and property owners in complex property taxation issues.
LaSota has more than 10 years of experience in the legal profession, including six years as a commercial analyst at the Cook County Board of Review. LaSota continues a longstanding tradition at O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes, where attorneys bring extensive government property tax experience to their role in representing clients.
Most recently, from 2018 through late 2019, LaSota was associate corporation counsel for the village of Hoffman Estates. Before joining the village of Hoffman Estates, LaSota served as a commercial analyst for the Cook County Board of Review. In that position he analyzed and rendered legal decisions on commercial, industrial, residential and condominium property assessment appeals and conducted hearings concerning property value assessments, among other responsibilities.
LaSota achieved an LL.M in taxation from New York University School of Law and earned a J.D. degree, with honors, from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He completed his undergraduate studies and earned a B.S. degree, with distinction, in information and decision sciences, from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also received certification as a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer.
The O’Keefe firm consists of 12 attorneys and a staff of 24. The attorneys at the O’Keefe firm include three former Cook County Assistant State’s Attorneys, a former chief legal counsel to the Assessor and first deputy commissioner of the Board of Review. Attorneys of the firm have served in the offices of the Illinois Attorney General, United States Department of Justice and the White House staff of President William Clinton.