Neal J. Block

Senior Counsel
Baker & McKenzie LLP

As Senior Counsel at Baker & McKenzie LLP’s Chicago office, Neal J. Block has represented US clients on a broad range of domestic and international tax issues for more than 40 years. He has been listed as an Illinois’ Superlawyer since 2008, and has been consistently named a leading Illinois attorney by the Law Bulletin since 1997. Mr. Block is formerly chairman of the Chicago Bar Association’s Committee on Taxation, and adjunct tax professor in the Masters in Tax Law program at Chicago Kent School of Law.

Focusing primarily on US tax planning and litigation, Mr. Block advises companies on local and multijurisdictional tax issues. He is a leading practitioner in the DISC area, in both planning and litigation. He also speaks regularly in various seminars sponsored by CITE and AICPA. Mr. Block frequently contributes articles to Baker & McKenzie Publications, CITE, the Global Tax Advisory and Tax Notes and has published a book for Commerce Clearing House on Extraterritorial Income Exclusion, FSCs and DISCs. He has also testified before the US Congress as expert witness in DISC/FSC area.

J.D., University of Chicago Law School (1967)
CPA, University of Illinois (1964) Illinois Silver Medal
B.S., University of Illinois (1964) high honors

Tax Management Portfolios™

  • Export Tax Incentives (Portfolio 6360)

    This portfolio discusses the rules pertaining to interest-charge domestic international sales corporations (IC DISCs), which currently constitute one of the two remaining export tax incentives under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The Portfolio also discusses the rules pertaining to foreign derived intangible income (FDII), which is the other export tax incentive under…

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