Scott M. Guetzow

Transfer Tax, Property Tax & Assessment Challenges


A recognized authority in property taxation, Scott Guetzow offers unmatched experience in real estate valuation issues at both local and national levels. His profound knowledge makes him the go-to advisor for prominent real estate developers, owners, and property managers across various sectors, including office, hospitality, multifamily, retail, industrial, and other commercial uses.

What sets Scott apart is his ability to pinpoint critical, often-missed issues; craft clear-cut strategies; and present compelling tax appeal cases at hearings. His proficiency in forecasting potential liabilities enables clients to effectively plan their real estate tax expenses. He has a track record of participating in thousands of property tax appeal hearings.


  • Cook County Board of Review Leadership Award
  • The John Marshall Law School Distinguished Service Award
  • Illinois State Bar Association Community Service Award


  • DePaul University, BA in Political Science, With Honor
  • The John Marshall Law School, JD


  • Illinois

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Unanimous Appointment to Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Cook County Board of Review 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Appointment to Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Property Tax Advisory Council, 2008