JoAnne Mulder Nagjee

Of Counsel Tax


As an of counsel in Kirkland’s Chicago office, JoAnne Mulder Nagjee focuses on Federal, state and local tax controversies. She represents clients at all stages of the administrative process, from audit through administrative appeal and post-appeals mediation, and in tax litigation in Federal and state courts. JoAnne is experienced with the numerous alternative dispute resolution options available to taxpayers during the IRS audit and appeals process, and is skilled at navigating TEFRA partnership proceedings. 

JoAnne also regularly advises clients on the tax aspects of complex business transactions, including IPOs, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions, and has obtained private letter rulings from the IRS relating to proposed transactions. 

JoAnne serves on Kirkland’s Pro Bono Committee and maintains an active pro bono practice, including helping immigrant victims of violent crimes obtain temporary legal status, work eligibility and a path to permanent residency. She was awarded Pro Bono Service Awards in each of 2009 through 2015 for her work at Kirkland on behalf of pro bono clients.


Thought Leadership

Publications and Speeches

Martin D. Ginsburg & Jack S. Levin, Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts (updated semi-annually) (contributor)

“New Tax Rules Will Affect PE Funds, Partnership M&A,” Law360 (11/17/2015)

“Jackpot ‘Justice’: Private Litigation as a Tax Enforcement Tool in Illinois,” Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois, 15th Annual Illinois State & Local Tax Conference (2014)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2009Illinois


  • University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolJ.D.summa cum laude2007

    Order of the Coif

    Peter McCall Prize for graduating first in class

    Bernard A. Chertcoff Prize for Taxation

    George Shechtman Prize for Contracts

    John M. Maurer Memorial Prize for Criminal Law

    Oscar Milton Davis Prize for the highest grades in the third year

    Senior Editor, Journal of Law and Social Change 

  • Lynchburg CollegeB.A., Sociologysumma cum laude2001
    Highest Honors in Sociology