Byron H. Weis 

Byron H. Weis graduated cum laude from the University of Colorado in 1957, and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan School of Law in 1960. Subsequent to his graduation, he served as legal assistant to Nathan Engelstein, a Special Federal Master of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, and in that same capacity and later as associate to, Phillip Fleischman, Master in Chancery, in the Circuit Court of Cook County. 

Mr. Weis has been engaged in the practice of law for over forty years, and, since 1968, has been a partner in the firm of Pollack & Weis. From the start, Mr. Weis has specialized in the field of law which pertains to real estate tax assessments. Additionally, Mr. Weis has actively participated in real estate and commercial ventures and was listed in the U.S. Who’s Who in Commerce and Industry. His “hands on” experience in the business world has proven to be of great service and comfort to our diverse clientele, who appreciate the counsel of one whom they feel understands and shares their perspective.

Brian S. Maher

Brian S. Maher received a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and his Juris Doctor from Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago Kent College of Law. He is also a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer as designated by the Illinois Property Assessment Institute. He has been admitted to practice as a member of the Illinois Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. 

Mr. Maher has more than thirty years of experience in Real Property Taxation. Prior to his graduation from law school, he served as a commercial/industrial analyst and Assistant Auditor for the Cook County Assessor’s Office. 

In 2009, he was elected to his fourth term as Trustee on the Tinley Park Village Board. He is the chairman of the Village’s Public Safety Committee and former chair of the Budget and Administration Committee. From 1994 to 1999 he served as a Commissioner for the Tinley Park Long Range Plan Commission. From 1990 to 1994 he served as an Economic Development Commissioner advising the Village Board on all aspects of economic development. 

Mr. Maher is a member of numerous professional organizations. His publications include Cook County, Illinois Approves Revisions To Its Real Property Classification Ordinance, Journal of Property Tax Management, Summer 2000; Cook County, Illinois Considers an Expansion of Its Incentive Program, Journal of Property Tax Management, Summer 2000; and Recent Developments in Cook County Real Estate Tax Assessment, Real Property Law Communicator, Chicago Bar Association, November 1986.

Daniel J. DuBrock

Daniel J. DuBrock graduated from Lewis University in 1981 and received his JD from John Marshall Law School in 1987. Mr. DuBrock has been active in the assessment and property tax field for over 15 years. He worked for the Cook County Assessor’s Office from 1981 to 1987 as an assessment analyst and as a staff attorney in 1988. 

From 1988 to 1991, Mr. DuBrock was associated with the law firm of Arvey, Hodes, Costello & Burman and worked in the State and Local Tax Department. 

Mr. DuBrock joined the firm of Pollack & Weis in 1992 and practices before the Cook County Assessor, Board of Tax Appeals and the Circuit Court of Cook County in matters relating to property tax reductions, incentive and enterprise zone relief, compliance matters, exemptions, delinquency matters, specific objections, etc. 

Mr. DuBrock is a member of the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations. He is active in several assessment organizations, and currently holds a CIAO-B designation which is a certification by the IAAO for non-government employees.

Timothy G. Doody

Timothy G. Doody joins Pollack & Weis with a strong educational background and over 12 years of broad-based experience in tax law. In 1984, Mr. Doody graduated with a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois. In 1988, he graduated with and MS in Taxation from DePaul University. In 1989, he became a CPA. Finally, in 1994, Mr. Doody received his JD from DePaul University. 

Prior to joining Pollack & Weis, Mr. Doody worked in the Cook County Assessor’s office and the tax department of Bansley & Kiener, CPAs. He has analyzed and appealed assessments on a full spectrum of property taxes before assessment officials and Boards of Review throughout Illinois and Wisconsin, the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, and the Circuit Court of Cook County. 

Mr. Doody is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois CPA Society where he serves on the State and Local Tax Committee.

Michael E. Stein

Michael E. Stein received his business degree from the University of Missouri in 1984 and graduated cum laud from Tulane University Law School in 1987. Mr. Stein has been active in representing clients in matters relating to real estate including high-rise and commercial development, financing and loan transactions, condominium conversions, leasing, title review as well as negotiating and closing real estate transactions. 

Mr. Stein began his real estate practice in 1987 with The Inland Group, Inc. He entered private practice in 1989 and he handled the real estate practice for Caluwaert and Panegasser. Mr. Stein expanded his real estate expertise with Friedman, Sinar & Rohlfing in 1998. 

Mr. Stein joined Katz Randal Weinberg & Richmond in 2000 where he worked very complex financial and real estate transactions. Mr. Stein recently joined Pollack, Weis & DuBrock as an analyst. 

Member: Chicago Bar Association, Attorney’s National Title Network, Inc.