The Law Office of Judi Smith

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


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.


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]

Five Mistakes in Dealing with the IRS

Five Most Common Mistakes In Dealing With The IRS

Avoid the five most common mistakes in dealing with the IRS. Everyday I hear stories from people who have hesitated to call a tax attorney because they think it will cost too much. The reality is ... [Continue Reading]

Tax Consequences of Gifting House with Mortgage

Tax Consequences of Gifting Real Estate with a Mortgage

Question: What are the tax consequences of gifting a rental condo with a mortgage on it ? This is a complicated question and leads to a very complicated situation for the recipient. First of ... [Continue Reading]

Success Stories

Publishing Contract

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

Refund of Levied Funds After Late Discretionary Hearing

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

Intellectual Property Ownership

Frequently business owners do not pay close ... [Continue Reading]

Intellectual Property Licensing Program

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

Penalty Reduction

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

Political Tax Audit

The client is a 501(c)(3). An employee anonymously ... [Continue Reading]

The Law Office of Judi Smith gets over $1.9M in settlement for client

Our client came to us after working with two other ... [Continue Reading]

Return of Levied Funds

Our client was a business owner that sold his ... [Continue Reading]