The Law Office of Judi Smith

1155 S. Washington St., Suite 101
Naperville, IL 60540
T: 630.506.5548
F: 630-506-5537

Business

Business Attorneys

Any lawyer can tell you what the law says. But what the law means for you depends on what your goals are. Along with getting to know your particular business, we are diligent students of our client’s industries. At the Law Office of Judi Smith, we focus on the bigger picture and then tailor our advice to help you achieve your goals.

Tax

IRS Tax Attorney

Smart solutions for your tax problems. Whether you are facing federal or state tax issues, we can help you get an offer in compromise, negotiate a payment plan, stop tax levies, release tax liens, stop wage garnishments, reduce penalties, resolve back taxes, or defend an audit.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Attorneys

You don’t want someone to come along and profit from all of your hard work by using the reputation that you spent years building; or worse, have someone use your name with cheap goods and bad customer service. When you want to protect your good name, you need a trademark.

Popular Articles

The Law Office of Judi Smith, LLC - Overseas Freelancer

Overseas Freelancer – W-8BEN or W-8ECI

Often confusion arises as to whether payments to an overseas freelancer requires the payor to ask for a W-8BEN or a W-8ECI. The confusion stems from the idea that a freelancer has a U.S. trade or ... [Continue Reading]

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IRS Announces That All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes

The IRS ruled today that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling applies regardless of ... [Continue Reading]

charitable contribution of intellectual property

Deductibility of a Charitable Contribution of Intellectual Property

Question: Is custom software that is donated to a 501(c)(3) charity deductible? What about the data that goes with the software? Answer: An important principle when considering the donation of ... [Continue Reading]

Success Stories

Penalty Reduction

Our client went to a local tax preparer to have ... [Continue Reading]

Intellectual Property Licensing Program

One client sells numerous products related to its ... [Continue Reading]

Publishing Contract

We represented a client in negotiating a ... [Continue Reading]

Internet Media Partnership

We negotiated and wrote an agreement for three ... [Continue Reading]

Perfect Score on Audit Defense

The National Research Project audits were ... [Continue Reading]

Refund of Levied Funds After Late Discretionary Hearing

The Law Office of Judi Smith, LLC, won a refund of ... [Continue Reading]

Employee Intellectual Property Agreement

A client had a business that relied heavily on ... [Continue Reading]

Trademark Clearance Prosecution

Time is of the essence when bringing a new product ... [Continue Reading]