Mr. Blust brings to HSPRD over 45 years of experience in virtually every area of corporate, tax, wealth, and real estate law. Specifically, Mr. Blust practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions; tax reporting, consulting and controversies; gaming transactions; taxable and tax exempt bonds; infrastructure financing; other types of financing; fund structures; maritime matters; tax credits; entity structuring; wealthy family representation; and real estate law. Mr. Blust has also conducted a tax dispute practice in federal and state courts.
Prior to joining HSPRD, Mr. Blust was a partner at Barnes & Thornburg, where he served as the head of its Chicago Corporate and Business Department. Prior to that, Mr. Blust was a partner at Jenner & Block, where he was the head of the transitional Tax Department for over 20 years and was on the firm’s Management Committee for 15 years.
Mr. Blust has an AV® Preeminent™ Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® and has been named as an Illinois Super Lawyer® and as a Leading Lawyer.