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161 North Clark Street
Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60601-3242
T 312 261 2415T: 312 261 2415  |  F 312 261 1415

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois


University of Wisconsin Law School, 2006, J.D.

State University of New York at Buffalo, 2003, B.S.

Tara C. Scott – Associate Associate

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As an attorney and a Certified Public Accountant, Tara Scott provides a unique perspective to Pedersen & Houpt's Corporate and Business Counseling Practice Group, Real Estate Practice Group, and Wealth Preservation Practice Group.

With a work history that includes an independent Chicago accounting firm as well as a high-net-worth family office, Tara counsels fiduciary, corporate and individual clients on a variety of legal, tax and financial matters.

Her practice includes the development and implementation of client specific estate plans, living trusts, wills, disclaimers, powers of attorney, irrevocable and revocable trusts, and other estate planning devices for wealth and business succession planning. In addition, Tara assists trustees, beneficiaries, guardians and other family members in probate proceedings, including administration of estates, and will and trust contests.

Tara has extensive knowledge in the area of tax compliance. She has over 10 years of experience in the preparation and review of federal and state income tax returns for high-net-worth individuals, C-corporations, S-corporations, partnerships, and trusts. She is experienced in preparing and reviewing more complex returns such as those for consolidated corporations, real estate entities and investment partnerships (including income allocation).  In addition, Tara is accustomed to communicating with the IRS and state taxing authorities through written and verbal responses and protests.

Professional Affiliations


Chicago Bar Association

Chicago Estate Planning Council

Cook County Bar Association

Illinois CPA Society

Community/Civic Activities

Wills for Heroes, Volunteer