Robert E. McKenzie

Robert E. McKenzie

Robert E. McKenzie

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.

Experience

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. 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

MEDIA APPEARANCES

  • Forbes.com Blogger
  • “CBS Evening News” – Katie Couric
  • “ABC Evening News” – Peter Jennings
  • “A Closer Look” – Faith Daniels, NBC
  • “Dateline, NBC” – Jane Pauley and Stone Philips
  • “Joan Rivers Show”
  • Rick Amato, “Inside Business” – Talk Radio – San Diego, CA
  • WBBM (Channel 2) CBS TV – Chicago, IL
  • WCBR (107.5) Radio Station – Arlington Heights, IL
  • WCFL (Channel 32) FOX TV – Chicago, IL
  • WGN Radio, Chicago, IL
  • WJPC (106.3) Radio Station – Chicago, IL

Banking and Financial Services, Bankruptcy, Corporate and Commercial, Mediation

U.S. Court of Claims, 1991
Trial Bar of U.S. District Court Northern Illinois, 1983
United States Supreme Court, 1983
U.S. Court of Appeals (Seventh Circuit), 1979
U.S. Tax Court, 1979
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1979
Supreme Court of Illinois, 1979
Enrolled Agent (1978-1979) (1996 – present)

1996-Present Martindale-Hubbell “AV Rating”
1999-Present The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
1995-Present “Leading Illinois Attorney” Selected in the area of Tax Law
2004-Present Illinois Super Lawyers
1995-Present Who’s Who in America
1992-Present “Who’s Who in American Law”

1979 J.D. (High Honors), Chicago Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, West Hornbook Award (Number one student in first year class) (1977), Silas Strawn Scholarship (1977)
1970 B.A., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 1966-1970 – State of Michigan Scholarship 1966-1970 – Michigan State University Scholarship

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