Robert E. McKenzie

Robert E. McKenzie

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Contact Info

Phone: (312) 876-6927
Fax: (312) 876-7318

Primary Office

Chicago
161 North Clark Street
Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60601

Robert E. McKenzie

Robert E. McKenzie concentrates his practice in representing clients 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. Robert is recognized as an authority and media source on IRS and tax-related issues, and he continues to be featured in national and international news stories, including appearances on Dateline NBC and ABC's World News Tonight. This includes his analysis, which appeared in various publications, regarding the IRS' efforts to uncover the identities of U.S. citizens with accounts in banks offshore.

Prior to entering private practice, Robert was employed by the Internal Revenue Service, Collection Division, in Chicago, Illinois.

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell

Named as one of The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 1995-present

Named to the "Leading Illinois Attorney" list by the Leading Attorney Network, 1995-present

Received the 2014 Excellence in Education Award by the Golden Gate Society of Enrolled Agents Named to the "Illinois Super Lawyers" list, 2015-2016

Memberships and Affiliations

Fellow and Past President of the American College of Tax Counsel

IRS Advisory Council, 2009-2011

Council director of the ABA Tax Section, 1998-2001

Vice chair of the ABA Tax Section, 2003-2005

Past chairman of the Employment Tax Committee

Past co-chair of the Task Force for Bankruptcy Legislation of the ABA Section on Taxation

Past chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Federal Tax Committee

Former Dean of the National Tax Practice Institute, 1998-2002

American Tax Policy Institute

Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council, 2009 to 2011

Education

J.D., Chicago Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1979

  • High Honors
  • West Hornbook Award, 1977
  • Silas Strawn Scholarship

B.A., Michigan State University, 1970

Bar Admissions

Illinois
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States Tax Court

Robert E. McKenzie concentrates his practice in representing clients 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. Robert is recognized as an authority and media source on IRS and tax-related issues, and he continues to be featured in national and international news stories, including appearances on Dateline NBC and ABC's World News Tonight. This includes his analysis, which appeared in various publications, regarding the IRS' efforts to uncover the identities of U.S. citizens with accounts in banks offshore.

Prior to entering private practice, Robert was employed by the Internal Revenue Service, Collection Division, in Chicago, Illinois.

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