Alice A. Lin

Alice Lin, Amundsen Davis LLC Photo


As a tax attorney, Alice (She/Her) delivers practical and strategic solutions for clients seeking to make tax-informed decisions in their business and transactional structures.

Alice’s practice focuses on a broad range of federal and international tax issues for real estate investment trusts (REITs) and other real estate companies and joint ventures, multinational corporations, financial institutions,  private equity funds, start-ups, and family businesses, among others. She advises publicly traded and private companies on business formations, initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, loan agreements, and public and private debt/equity offerings. Her clients include multinational corporations, financial institutions, real estate investment trusts (REITs), private equity funds, start-ups, and family businesses, among others.

Alice offers an understanding of the nuances of the tax law to analyze risk and assist with tax-efficient structuring. She also supports clients in their goals of finding investors suitable to invest in their structure and in complying with the tax and legal requirements of their deals. Alice approaches tax issues in both a thorough and practical manner so as to appropriately assess the tax risks associated with a transaction, while not letting those risks hinder the outcome of the transaction.

Prior to being a lawyer, Alice taught high school and AP English for two years with Teach for America in Philadelphia. Her experience in education helps her understand individual needs and tailor deliverables in her legal client service.

Outside the office Alice is an active community member. She teaches Sunday school at her church, is a host family for Safe Families for Children, and is involved with the immigration and faith group Women of Welcome. She  represented asylum seekers from El Salvador in their cases before the asylum office, immigration court, and the Board of Immigration Appeals, as well as in obtaining employment authorization.  In addition, Alice  represented various other pro bono clients including a church in its benevolence fund administration, a community center in real estate purchase matters, low-income clients in drafting advanced directives, and a parent-teacher organization in tax-status matters.  She was a Public Interest Law Initiative Fellow with the Young Center for Immigration and Children’s Rights after law school and is deeply moved by immigration and children's rights issues.


Membership & Involvement

Former Co-Chair: Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Subdivision - Federal Taxation, 2020-2022

Former General Counsel: Chicago Tech Academy, 2015 - 2023


Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch in Real Estate Law: 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Selected to The Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch in Tax Law: 2022, 2023

CBA Federal Tax Section Award for Academic Achievement in Taxation: 2014

Resources & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Published Works

  • United States and International Tax Law Considerations
    Publication, Northwestern University Libraries,

Education on Demand


Northwestern University, J.D., cum laude, MSL, with honors, 2014

University of Pennsylvania, M.S.Ed., 2011

Yale University, B.A., with distinction, 2009


  • Illinois
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