Robert, a member of the Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education team, counsels for-profit and non-profit clients on tax planning and compliance issues and represents them before federal and state taxing authorities and in court. Robert also defends clients in white collar matters, government investigations, and related litigation. As an advisor and representative, he understands that each client’s situation is unique and requires a solution tailored to the client's individual business needs and goals.
Robert is a former senior attorney with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel. As such, he has a unique understanding of how to best navigate government tax agencies, as well as valuable insight into the IRS’ strategies in tax investigations and litigation. In his role at the IRS, Robert litigated cases involving valuation disputes, estate and gift taxation, transferee liability and civil tax fraud. He also advised IRS examination and appeals functions on the conduct of audits and development of cases.
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Prior to working for the IRS, Robert was a staff law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He has also conducted numerous trainings for the IRS; spoken before the Federal Taxation, Practice and Procedure Division of the Chicago Bar Association; and taught moot court as an adjunct professor at DePaul University College of Law.
Before becoming a lawyer, Robert worked for two years in the nonprofit sector.