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February Chapter Meeting - New Laws Update

  • Wednesday, February 08, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Warehouse on State


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Featured Topic:

New Laws Update 


Keith Staats, Executive Director of IL Chamber of Commerce Tax Institute 

Keith Staats is an attorney who has been involved in state and local tax for over 30 years. Keith is the Executive Director of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Tax Institute.  Keith is also an Adjunct Professor at the DePaul University College of Law teaching State and Local Tax.  He previously was a director in Grant Thornton's State and Local Tax (SALT) practice in Chicago, where he was involved in tax planning, consulting, and dispute resolution in all areas of state and local taxation.  Keith was Counsel at McDermott Will & Emery in Chicago where he specialized in multistate tax planning, consulting and litigation. Keith served as general counsel of the Illinois Department of Revenue, and was on the legal staff of the Illinois Department of Revenue for 10 years.  Prior to joining the Illinois Department of Revenue, Keith was the Assistant Director of the staff of the Illinois General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.

Professional Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association State and Local Tax Committee

Illinois State Bar Association State and Local Tax Section Council.

Illinois CPA Society State and Local Tax Committee, former Chair

Chicago Tax Club

Educational Background

J.D. Chicago-Kent College of Law

B.A. Millikin University

Recertification Credits:

1 hour of general HRCI and 1 SHRM PDC will be shared with attendees after the meeting.

Meeting Agenda:
  •     11:30-11:50 Check-in & Networking
  •     11:50-12:00 Chapter Announcements & Speaker Introduction
  •     12:00-1:00 Presentation, Q&A


Guests are welcome to join in-person for $40

Registration Deadline:

Monday, February 6th @ 5pm


Salad + Mac N Cheese Bar

Member: $30



The Warehouse on State

736 SW Washington St

Peoria, IL

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