Robert E. McKenzie is a partner of the law firm of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP of Chicago, Illinois, concentrating his practice in representation before the Internal Revenue Service and state agencies. He has lectured extensively on the subject of taxation. He has presented courses before thousands of CPA’s, attorneys and enrolled agents nationwide. He has made numerous media appearances including Dateline NBC and The ABC Nightly News. He dedicates a major portion of his time to representation before the IRS. In 2017 Mr. McKenzie received the American Bar Association Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee’s Jules Ritholz Award. The award recognizes McKenzie’s dedication and achievement in the field of tax controversy. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. McKenzie was a member of the IRS Advisory Council, which advises IRS management. He has beeen selected as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and served as its President from 2017 to 2018. He was vice chair of the ABA Tax Section (2003-2005). Mr. McKenzie is past chairman of the Employment Tax Committee, past co-chair of the Task Force for Bankruptcy Legislation of the ABA Section on Taxation and past chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Federal Tax Committee. He was Dean of the National Tax Practice Institute (1998-2002). Additional information can be found on Mr. McKenzie’s website, mckenzielaw.com, where he also keeps an active tax blog.
Mr. McKenzie received his J.D. with High Honors from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Kent College of Law.
2000 – Present:Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP, Predecessor firm, Arnstein & Lehr merged 2017 Chicago, Illinois Partner of the law firm of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP concentrating his practice in representation before the Internal Revenue Service and state tax agencies. He serves on the Firm Executive Committee. Bob has lectured extensively on the subject of taxation. He has presented courses before thousands of CPA’s, attorneys and Enrolled Agents nationwide. He has made numerous media appearances including Dateline NBC and The ABC Nightly News. He has lectured in 41 states on various tax topics including Tax Penalties, Administrative Practice, the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty – IRC ‘ 6672, Representation Before the Collection Division of IRS, Representing the Audited Taxpayer Before the IRS, IRS Examination of Independent Contractor/Employee Issues, IRS Criminal Investigation and Offshore Account Issues.
1979 – 2000 McKenzie & McKenzie, P.C., Chicago, Illinois Managing partner of small (5 attorneys) law firm, specializing in representation of tax matters before Collection Division and Examination Division