Joseph Kronsnoble, former Global Chair of the firm's Transactional Tax Practice, draws on more than three decades of experience at the firm to represent public and privately owned companies and buy-out firms in connection with tax-free and taxable mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs, and other transactions, including cross-border investments, dispositions, and combinations. Mr. Kronsnoble also advises US and foreign debtors and creditors in bankruptcy reorganizations and debt restructurings outside of bankruptcy. He represents US and foreign issuers and underwriters in stock and debt offerings, securitizations, and other issuances of financial instruments.

Mr. Kronsnoble has represented clients in obtaining private letter rulings from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He also represents taxpayers in audit and controversy matters with the IRS and state taxing authorities.

Mr. Kronsnoble is Co-Chair of the Federal Tax Institute Planning Committee. He has written articles for various legal and financial publications and has spoken at tax conferences and to other groups on tax-related topics. Mr. Kronsnoble has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer and as a leading tax lawyer in Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US. He was also named to Turnarounds & Workouts’ 2017, 2019, and 2020 list of Bankruptcy Tax Specialists in the Nation’s Major Law Firms.

Prior to attending law school, he practiced for two years as an accountant with Price Waterhouse in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has also been licensed as a certified public accountant in Illinois and a certified financial planner.

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois


  • JD, University of Chicago Law School, 1991
    with Honors
  • MS, University of Wisconsin, 1986
    with highest honors
  • BBA, University of Wisconsin, 1985
    with highest honors