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Douglas J. LaSota

Douglas J. LaSota


“It is important to consider all angles when looking at a client’s case. Having been on different sides of the property tax process, I have a unique insight and perspective that goes beyond just questions of valuation. With this background, I can better help our clients receive the best possible outcomes for their cases.”

Douglas J. LaSota

Douglas J. LaSota joined O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes in 2019 as an attorney focusing on complex property taxation issues for Chicago area business and property owners. He has extensive experience in analyzing and rendering decisions on commercial, industrial, residential and condominium property assessment appeals; conducting hearings concerning property value assessments; and representing government entities in all aspects of their daily operations.

Doug worked as an Associate Corporation Counsel for the Village of Hoffman Estates from 2018 to late 2019. He worked as a Commercial Analyst at the Cook County Board of Review, from 2011 to 2018. This background allows him to offer a unique perspective to clients dealing with property tax matters throughout northern Illinois.


Doug focuses his practice on:

  • Office and retail property owners/managers
  • Industrial and commercial property owners/managers
  • Multi-family property owners/managers
  • Commercial real estate management firms
  • National and regional developers
  • National and regional commercial and industrial businesses
  • Small to mid-sized businesses

Practice areas:

  • State and local property tax administrative appeals
  • Real estate tax exemption matters
  • Tax projecting
  • Global real estate tax planning
  • Administrative appeals
  • Commercial property taxation issues
  • Real estate tax planning
  • Trends in taxation and valuation

bar admissions

Illinois Bar, 2008

Northern District of Illinois, 2010


University of Illinois at Chicago, B.S., Information and Decision Sciences, with distinction, 2004

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

New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2009

Government Service

Village of Hoffman Estates, Associate Corporation Counsel; 2018 to 2019

Cook County Board of Review, Commercial Analyst; 2011 to 2018