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.
Daria M. Palermo
Daria M. Palermo is an Associate Attorney with Park and Longstreet, P.C. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Palermo held Senior Leadership roles at the Disney Store, Aldi Foods Inc., and the TJX Companies. Her primary focus areas were Sales Leadership, People Management and Development, Client Satisfaction, and Innovative Merchandising to drive sales and reduce loss. Ms. Palermo transitioned out of the Retail sector while living in Los Angeles and became an ABA accredited paralegal, where she worked for an Estate Planning and Probate firm. Ms. Palermo began her career in property tax appeals as an associate attorney for Rubin & Associates, LLC and later joined the property tax team at Golan Christie Taglia, LLP before joining the team at Park and Longstreet, P.C.
Ms. Palermo’s BAR admissions include both Illinois and Florida. She received her J.D. from UIC John Marshall Law School, and her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern Illinois University. Daria is a Veterans Affairs Accredited Attorney and enjoys volunteering with Prairie State Legal Services. Ms. Palermo was born in Romania and emigrated to the United states at the age of 3, and is fluent in her native language.
Daria is married with a step-son and a step-daughter who are twins, and was a long-time resident of Chicago prior to moving to the northwest suburbs.