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Chris Beck

Chris Beck

Chris Beck

W. Chris Beck joined O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes in 2023 as an attorney focusing on complex commercial real estate property tax litigation, including navigating cases through administrative appeals and litigation in state and federal court systems. He has litigated complex tax matters in Illinois and across the country, serving clients in more than 20 states representing all regions of the country. He also has extensive experience in tax exemption matters and real estate tax planning for Fortune 500 and other companies with properties spread across multiple locations. As a former Commercial Analyst with the Cook County Board of Review, he has a keen understanding of the intricacies of property value assessments. He previously was an attorney with Neal Gerber & Eisenberg in Chicago.


Beck focuses his practice on:

  • Fortune 500 companies
  • National and regional developers, REITS, hedge funds, commercial real estate owners and managers
  • Companies in the retail, hotel, waste hauling and industrial sectors
  • Hospital system tax planning and litigation
  • Small to mid-sized businesses

Practice areas:

  • Property taxation matters in IL and across more than 20 states nationally
  • Commercial real estate tax planning, appeals and litigation nationally
  • Prosecution of tax appeal matters across multiple jurisdictions
  • Real estate tax exemption matters for charitable organizations and others
  • Administrative appeals
  • Real estate tax planning and projections


Cook County Board of Review, Commercial Analyst; 2010 – 2017

Hamlin Park Baseball - Chicago

St. Clement School - Chicago

bar admissions

Illinois Bar Association, 2008


University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A. in Political Science, 2001

Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. with honors, 2008