For 50 years, Crane & Norcross has concentrated on property tax law exclusively, and throughout this time, our approach has focused on maintaining trust and delivering exceptional service to our clients.

Our attorneys have dedicated their careers to establishing strong professional reputations and connections in the industry which enables us to consistently exceed client expectations. We also cultivate long-term relationships with many of our clients to offer ongoing support to minimize tax burdens and potential conflicts.

Given the nuanced nature of property tax law and each client’s unique situation, our attorneys personalize every approach to meet the client’s specific needs. We conduct a thorough analysis of properties, review and advise on tax assessments and identify potential areas of concern to develop a tailored strategy that aligns with each client’s individual goals and helps them achieve the best possible outcome.

We are attentive, responsive and respectful in all interactions and strive to go above and beyond by providing outstanding service. We keep clients informed about important deadlines, potential risks and available options while providing transparent billing practices and delivering results in a timely manner.


C&N was built on the partnership of Michael E. Crane and John D. Norcross (1936-2014), who became close friends as students at Loyola Academy, Dumbach Hall. The two parted ways, traveling to opposite coasts to obtain their undergraduate degrees before returning to Chicago for law school and graduating from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law respectively.

As new attorneys, Mike and John reconnected and cofounded C&N, turning an old friendship into a strong business partnership that has become a leading firm in the property tax realm.

Today, James P. Boyle and Thomas J. Boyle are honored to carry on Mike and John’s legacy of partnership, trust and excellence in every aspect of the firm’s operations and client service.