Donna F. Hartl

“Being an advocate for my clients is crucial to providing them with the best advice on how to handle sophisticated issues.”

Donna F. Hartl


  • Corporate and individual federal, state and local tax issues
  • Estate planning, probate and guardianships (succession planning, administration of transfer of assets, estate and gift tax returns and minor and adult guardianships)
  • Non-profit law (organization, tax exemptions, documentation and property tax exemption applications)
  • Representation of clients ranging from individuals to closely help corporations, LLCs and non-profit organizations
  • IRS and Illinois offers in compromise (OIC)


U.S. Claims Court
U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois
U.S. Tax Court


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J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 1983
Certified Public Accountant, 1983
B.A. in accounting and political science from North Central College of Naperville, 1980
Outstanding Alumni Award


Illinois, 1983


American Bar Association
American Institute of CPAs and Illinois C.P.A. Society
Business and Professional Women Organization
Chicago Bar Association
Chicago Estate Planning Council
Illinois State Bar Association—Appointed member of the Federal Taxation Council


Donna has been a part of Golan Christie Taglia since 1993, first of counsel, then as a partner of the firm since 1999. From 1985 until 1993, she was of counsel to Seyfarth Shaw Fairweather & Geraldson. Previously, she worked as a tax supervisor at Coopers & Lybrand, a state of Illinois representative to the Annual Midwest Regional Conference Symposium, and as moderator and program coordinator of three Illinois State Bar Association Federal Tax LawEd programs.


  • American Mensa, Ltd, Life Member
  • Turning Point Behavioral Healthcare Center, Advisory Council