Tony Mankus is a private practice attorney who has been representing clients in tax controversies and bankruptcy matters since 1986. He is married to Margarita Marchan-Mankus, a partner in the law firm of Mankus & Marchan, Ltd. Her focus is in Social Security disability cases and real estate. They have been married since 1983 and live in Lisle, Illinois. They have four grown daughters, all of whom have flown the coop.
Tony has written a number of articles dealing with tax and/or bankruptcy issues that were published in various legal journals, including the NLA Review, DCBA Brief, and Federal Taxation – ISBA. Time permitting, he tinkers with more creative and personal writing. In 2013 he published a memoir titled “Where Do I Belong?” which deals with his immigrant past and his search for identity. In 2016 he published “Chicago Tango,” a legal/political thriller. Both were published with the help of Create Space and are available on Amazon.com and Kindle. He has also written some shorter pieces which were published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Rivulets, Lithuanian Heritage and other publications. During his two-year stint in the Peace Corps in Ecuador (long time ago), he also edited a bilingual magazine, called “El Ecuador.”
More information on Tony’s literary efforts can be found on his website.