Tony worked for the IRS from 1971 through 1986
out of various offices, including Newark, New Jersey, Office of
International Operations in Washington, D.C., San Juan Puerto Rico,
and Chicago, Illinois. He worked in what was then known as the Collection
Division and performed the duties of a Revenue Officer and Group
Manager, including 2½ years as Chief of several sections
of the Special Procedures Branch which handled many of the legal
issues for the Collection Division.
Since leaving the IRS in 1986, Tony has been in
private practice as a tax law attorney and has represented taxpayers
before the IRS, IDOR and IDES dealing with various tax issues, including
collection, audit and criminal issues.
Tony's other area of focus is bankruptcy law. In
the latter part of his employment with the IRS, he headed the insolvency
sections of the Special Procedures Branch in Chicago dealing with
bankruptcy, assignment for the benefit of creditors and other related
issues. In private practice he has represented numerous individuals
and small businesses in Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13 cases,
especially individuals and businesses with tax problems.
Tony is licensed to practice before the Illinois
Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District
of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit,
the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. He is, or has
been, a member of the American Bar Association, the National Lawyers
Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, The Chicago Bar
Association, the DuPage County Bar Association, and the Baltic Bar
Association. He was Chairman and/or a member of several committees
in these bar associations, including tax and bankruptcy committees.
Tony is also experienced in working in a multi-cultural/multi-lingual
environment. He was a Peace Corps volunteer for two years in Ecuador
and worked with local farmers, credit cooperatives and other groups
and individuals. When he was with IRS' Office of International Operations,
he worked out of US Embassies and Consulates all over the world,
including France, Switzerland, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina,
Guam, etc. He lived in and worked for the IRS in Puerto Rico for
close to three years. He speaks fluent Spanish. His wife and law
partner is from Puerto Rico. He is also fluent in Lithuanian, his
native tongue, and belongs to several Lithuanian or Baltic associations,
including Chambers of Commerce and Bar Associations. As President
of the Baltic Bar Association he helped to foster relationships
with other Bar Associations, Chambers of Commerce, and individuals,
one of whom is now the President of Lithuania.
Tony is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University
in New Jersey and the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He has
published various tax and bankruptcy articles in the "NLA Review,"
"DCBA Brief," and "ISBA's Federal Taxation."
He has been a speaker or a panelist at Tax Seminars of the ISBA,
DCBA and CPA groups, Symposia of the IRS/IACPA, meetings of chambers
of commerce and training classes of the IRS.
Tony is married to Margarita Marchan-Mankus and
has four daughters, ages 14 through 21.