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Bernard Wiczer

Contact info:
847-780-2892

Practice Areas

  • Tax
  • Securities Law

Biography

Bernard Wiczer has practiced tax and securities law for 50 years, beginning his tax practice as a Certified Public Accountant. He has litigated complex tax and national securities cases (the first civil 10-b(5) Securities Exchange Act of 1934 action) nationwide. He recently appeared as a "tax expert" on national television on the Fox News Hannity show. As a litigator he has represented plaintiffs in nationwide class actions, successfully litigating the first breast implant case and a variety of securities cases involving public companies. 

His transactional experience has involved every aspect of tax and estate planning including estate and gift tax law and income tax planning for both national and foreign individuals and businesses.

Bernard is an experienced maritime lawyer, having represented commercial shipping lines, shipyards, marinas and the pleasure boat industry for more than forty years.

He began his career representing large publicly held corporations where he specialized in tax-free reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions and syndications, involving both publicly held and private companies. He has also litigated numerous partnership and small business disputes in both state and federal trial courts and courts of appeal.

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 05/1962
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1959
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    • C.P.A., Certified Public Accountant

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Public Accountant

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1962
  • Indiana, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1974
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1962
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of the Canal Zone