David S. Ruskin

David S. Ruskin

DAVID S. RUSKIN is a partner within both the firm's Litigation Group and State & Local Tax (SALT) Group. He focuses his practice on State and Local Tax litigation and regularly represents his clients before state courts and administrative tax tribunals in numerous states across the country. David also litigates on behalf of his clients in appellate and federal courts, and in audit disputes and informal dispute resolution with departments of revenue. David's tax litigation has covered a broad range of taxes and issues, including income, sales/use, franchise, telecommunications and utility taxes. David has also successfully tried numerous cases across the country and is consistently engaged in various stages of tax litigation. He speaks regularly on the tips and traps of litigation procedure and strategies in the state and local tax context.

David began his career litigating commercial and business disputes. Over the years, his extensive litigation experience has included a broad array of contractual disputes, business torts, employment related matters, real estate and construction matters. David has successfully obtained and defended against injunctive relief, motions for summary judgment and jury trials in both state and federal courts. His primary focus is always to resolve clients' disputes in the most efficient and satisfactory manner possible.

David received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and obtained his J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago Law School, where he was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Secured Transactions and Creditors' Rights.


  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member


Industries Served

  • Automotive Manufacturing & Dealerships
  • Banking
  • Broadcast Media
  • Construction
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Entrepreneur/Start-Up Companies
  • Financial Services
  • Food/Beverage Services & Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Leasing Companies
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Mortgage Companies
  • Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail
  • Service Companies
  • Specialty Finance
  • Telecommunications
  • Trading Companies


    • Contact Information
    • Education
      • Loyola University, J.D., 1991
      • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A. in Political Science, 1988
    • Court Admissions
      • Illinois and United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois (1991)

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