O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes, LLC, a commercial property tax law firm based in Chicago, announced the addition of Jabari Jackson as an attorney at the firm. He will focus his practice on commercial property tax appeals.
Jackson has more than 20 years of experience in the legal and financial areas. Prior to joining O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes, he worked as an analyst with the Cook County Board of Review for 10 years, where he analyzed property tax appeals for commercial and industrial properties throughout Cook County. He also represented the Board of Review at commercial hearings at the Illinois Property Tax Appeals Board.
From 2013 to 2014, he served as the deputy director, Bureau of Vital Records, at the Cook County Clerk’s Office. He also worked for two years as legal counsel at the Cook County Assessor’s office.
As a principal at Tiller Jackson & Associates from 2004 to 2008, Jackson amassed extensive experience completing residential and commercial real estate closings. He performed due diligence reviews, negotiated and drafted real estate contracts, and structured and filed corporation documents.
Jackson earned his J.D. with honors from Northwestern University School of Law in 1998. He also earned a master of laws (LLM) in real estate from The John Marshall Law School, where he was a member of Lamba Alpha International. He also has a bachelor of arts degree in business administration from Morehouse College, where he was on the dean’s List and was a member of the honors program. Outside of his career, Jackson is an active member of the New Faith Baptist Church.