Terrence W. Stein

Terrence W. Stein Partner


Terrence W. Stein

Harvard Law School, J.D.

University of Wisconsin, B.B.A.

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Terry Stein is a partner and Chair of the Firm’s Tax Group. He focuses on domestic and international tax matters, especially mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, reorganizations, restructurings, workouts, joint ventures, and structuring of business transactions. Terry represents real estate, venture capital, private equity and hedge funds, as well as United States and foreign investors in such funds. He also represents individual and corporate clients in audits and other tax controversies involving federal or state tax matters, and has served as an expert witness in tax cases.


In 2013, Terry was appointed as adjunct professor at John Marshall School of Law. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, and Chicago Tax Club.

Terry received his B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin School of Business, where he graduated first in his class. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Prior to joining Fox Swibel, Terry was a member of the Executive Committee of a leading Chicago law firm. He also formerly served as the chairman of the Corporate Tax Division of the Federal Taxation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association.


Terry has been rated AV® Preeminent by his professional peers through the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating system. This is a testament from peer legal professionals of the highest level of professional excellence and of unquestionable ethics.

In 2009 and 2010, Terry was been selected to the list of Illinois Super Lawyers. His selection was published in Chicago Magazine. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of lawyers in Illinois are selected for inclusion to the Illinois Super Lawyers list, and are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

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Terry has also been named a Leading Lawyer in business tax law by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company since 2003. Only lawyers who are most often recommended by their peers in the statewide surveys are included in Leading Lawyers Magazine.