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Neil Donetti is an attorney in Reinhart’s Tax and Corporate Law practices, where he provides counsel on the complexities of tax planning transactions. Engaging with clients on both the buy-side and sell-side of transactions, he works collaboratively to develop strategies that are as tax-efficient as possible, maximizing profitability.

Neil advises on the U.S. federal income tax consequences of mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, developing tax planning strategies, negotiating agreements and composing disclosures for a variety of clients, including closely held businesses, public companies and private equity firms. Analytically focused, detail-oriented and extraordinarily well-versed in tax law, he is a shrewd negotiator of merger and acquisition agreements, ensuring that every matter is thoroughly understood to provide his clients with comprehensive, practical solutions. Neil believes in open and candid communication, looking beyond the financial side of transaction law to forge meaningful connections with clients, which means he approaches each tax issue as an opportunity to collaborate in pursuit of optimum results.

Neil’s natural curiosity and passion for problem-solving inform his confident yet flexible approach to transaction planning. Clients appreciate his personable and optimistic demeanor, readiness to approach difficult tasks head-on and his ability to consistently meet their legal needs. Able to stay on top of continuously changing tax laws, he explains complex rules in a straightforward and digestible manner, helping clients make well-informed decisions and stay fully aware of all possibilities.

Before joining Reinhart, Neil worked at a large international law firm in Chicago known for its transactional tax law practice, where he advised companies on corporate provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and transactions involving reorganizations, spin-offs, taxable dispositions of stock and assets and international tax laws.

In his free time, he enjoys exploring the Chicago food scene and hiking outdoors.


  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School
  • B.S., The University of Alabama

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