Our Attorneys in Cook County
Stephanie S. Park is a former Hearing Officer with the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board where she served on PTAB’s Advisory Committee and Technology Committee. She is also a certified public accountant and a former Section Director of the American Bar Association, the nation’s largest legal volunteer organization. Ms. Park is fluent in Korean and served as the Treasurer of Asian-American Health, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free health care to the needy in the Asian community.
Ms. Park received her J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and her bachelor degrees in Accounting and Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana. She has co-authored a chapter on Residential Real Estate Taxes for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Stephanie is married with one son.
Scott E. Longstreet was one of the first Hearing Officers appointed to the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board in Cook County, designed a training program for new Hearing Officers, and researched and wrote proposed rule changes. Mr. Longstreet has also represented taxing districts in large industrial property tax appeals such as nuclear power plants and heavy chemical plants before Boards of Review, the PTAB, and Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts. He is also a certified Illinois assessing officer and a former professor at Triton Community College. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Longstreet was a business analyst for Dun & Bradstreet.
Mr. Longstreet received his J.D. from DePaul College of Law and his bachelor’s degree in Marketing with an English minor from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He has co-authored a chapter on Residential Real Estate Taxes for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and has written for the Illinois State Bar Association’s Tax Trends newsletter. Scott is married with two daughters.
Christopher C. Poisson began his successful property tax appeal career even before graduating law school. Mr. Poisson clerked for a former Supervising Attorney for the Property Tax Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office where he worked with numerous lifetime private practitioners and former Cook County Assessor employees, acquiring a wealth of property tax knowledge and experience before he was sworn in as an attorney. Since becoming an attorney he has continued uninterrupted in the property tax field with Park & Longstreet where he has handled thousands of property tax appeals.
Mr. Poisson received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School and his bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While at John Marshall, he authored/published multiple articles for the law school’s Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits newsletter on topics ranging from public state-funded health care programs to federal tax issues facing students. Chris lives in Oak Park, Illinois.