Lake Zurich resident Andrew Gordon is 25 years old, a certified public accountant, a licensed attorney and he is now an entrepreneur. Gordon opened his own law firm at Rand Road and Route 22, at the One First Bank Plaza, this month.
Gordon is a 2005 graduate of Stevenson High School. He received his bachelors degree and masters degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and his law degree from Chicago Kent College of Law.
Gordon said he always saw himself as an entrepreneur and had his own Internet business in high school.
“I knew I liked analyzing numbers, but I didn’t see myself as purely accounting. I wanted to be an advocate for businesses and the accounting background was necessary to understand the numbers,” he said.
During law school, Gordon worked at a clinic helping low-income taxpayers file their taxes. While there he met an IRS agent who recommended he apply to the IRS as a law clerk.
He was still in law school and worked primarily on research for the IRS, but was able to participate in a trial.
“It was a two-day fraud trail. Tax fraud is an interesting topic. Through the process, I learned the ins and outs of filing tax claims and how to litigate tax law. But, I always wanted to help taxpayers more than the IRS , “ Gordon said.
After passing the bar and being sworn in as an attorney, Gordon decided to open his own law firm and try to help people with tax issues.
Gordon Law Group specializes in tax law and corporate law. He also helps businesses incorporate and organize.
Outside of his career, Gordon enjoys fitness and spending time with his younger sisters in Lake Zurich.
Andrew B. Gordon , Esq., CPA
Gordon Law Group, Ltd.