David W. Machemer

David W. Machemer

DAVID W. MACHEMER concentrates his practice in state and local tax matters. David advises multistate taxpayers on the resolution of state and local tax controversies and planning opportunities in the arenas of sales and use, income, franchise, motor fuel, real property and employment taxes.

David brings a unique and practical approach to solving clients' problems. This is a result of his prior experiences working for a large multinational financial and leasing company and also having litigated state tax cases at the Illinois Attorney General's Office. He understands the challenges and complexities of compliance in today's marketplace, and the significant risks and costs associated with noncompliance. At the leasing company, David counseled business units in the fleet passenger and trucking, manufacturing, aeronautics, marine, and healthcare industries on state and local tax laws.  He also defended sales and use tax audits in state and local jurisdictions all over the country. Prior to that, David served as an Assistant Attorney General where he represented the Illinois Department of Revenue in state tax litigation matters. 

David received his B.A. from Michigan State University and his law degree from The John Marshall Law School. Outside of work, David enjoys exploring Chicago with his family, camping in national parks, competing in triathlons and is an avid Chicago sports fan.



  • Council on State Taxation
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • AT53, Inc., not-for-profit organization, Board of Trustees
  • Just City, Inc., not-for-profit organization, Board Member
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters, Volunteer
  • Equipment Leasing Finance Association, Tax Roundtable Committee Member


Practice Groups


Industries Served

  • Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Leasing Companies
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing & Distribution




      • Contact Information
      • Education
        • Michigan State University, BA, 2004
        • The John Marshall Law School, JD, 2008
      • Court Admissions
        • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois (2010)
        • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois (2010)

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