Of Counsel

Dana Deen Kinion

Practice Areas
Local, State and Federal Tax Law
Property Tax Appeals and Exemptions
Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans
Insurance Regulation and Compliance
Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations

Southern Methodist University, Master of Laws
    in Taxation - 1997
The University of Tulsa, Juris Doctor, 1996
Texas A & M University, Bachelor of Art in English, 1993

Bar Admissions

Legal Experience
Of Counsel, Zack Stamp, Ltd., Attorneys at Law, 2007-Present
Associate Counsel in Sales Tax, Illinois Department of Revenue, 2001-2004
Legislative Liaison, Illinois Department of Revenue, 2000-2001
Associate Counsel in Income Tax, Illinois Department of Revenue, 1999-2000
Associate, McKinney & Stringer, P.C., 1997-1999

Chapter 8: Department of Revenue Procedure, Illinois State and Local Taxation,
    2013 Supplement, IICLE Press, contributing author
Chapter 8: Levy, Extension and Collection of Property Taxes,
    Real Estate Taxation, 2012 Edition, IICLE Press, contributing author
The Industrial Insured in Illinois: Tax Consequences - Are There Any?,
    FORC Journal, Winter 2008, co-authored with Steve W. Kinion

Professional and Civic Activities
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Oklahoma State Bar Association
Board of Managers, Oak Ridge Cemetery 2014 - Current
St. Patrick's School Board 2012-2014
Springfield Art Association Board and Centennial Campaign Committee
Community Foundation Land of Lincoln Scholarship Committee
Blessed Sacrament School Auction Chair - 2011

Ms. Kinion's practice focuses on local, state and federal tax issues, including nonqualified deferred compensation tax planning and administration issues, insurance regulation and compliance, nonprofit organization tax exemption issues, as well as property tax appeals and exemptions.

From 2008 to 2010, Ms. Kinion served as Chairman to the Sangamon County Board of Review.  This Board hears appeals regarding property tax assessed valuations.  Ms. Kinion is the first female to serve on this Board, and was its first female chair.

Before becoming associated with Zack Stamp, Ltd., Dana Kinion held the position of associate counsel in sales tax and income tax at the Illinois Department of Revenue.  During her tenure as associate counsel, Ms. Kinion drafted and reviewed tax legislation, responded to taxpayer inquiries via General Information Letters and Private Letter Rulings and served as special counsel to several task forces within the Department, including unclaimed property reporting task force and heading up the team responsible for extensive revisions to the language of the Uniform Interest and Penalty Act.  While at the Illinois Department of Revenue, Ms. Kinion also served as legislative liaison to the Illinois House of Representatives.

Prior to practicing in Illinois, Ms. Kinion was an associate counsel assigned to the corporate division of the Oklahoma City law firm, McKinney & Stringer, P.C.

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