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Robert Ernest Mckenzie

Robert Ernest Mckenzie

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About Me

Born:                           December 7, 1947

Hobbies:                      Licensed Private Pilot

Marital Status:             Married; one child, Age 27

Military:                       Honorable Discharge as Captain, U.S. Army Reserve, 1978


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Tax: 100%
    36 years, 3 thousand cases



Hourly ($535-600/hour), Contingent (5-10%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Robert J Adams Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. Over the years not only have I referred clients complicated tax matters Bob has provided assistance and advice on tax matter for my clients who filed Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. If the government ever came after me I would hire Bob.


    Robert Adams Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Gregory M. McCauley

    The tax lawyers esteemed teacher. Need I say more?


    Gregory McCauley Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info


120 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL, 60606



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197908/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Illinois Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2006
Distiquished Service AwardNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Inc.2003
Excellence In Education AwardNational Association of Enrolled Agents2001
Leading Illinois AttorneyLeading lawyers1995
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's Who1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerARNSTEIN & LEHR LLP2000 - Present
PartnerMcKenzie & McKenzie, P.C1979 - 2000
Revenue OfficerInternal Revenue Service1972 - 1978


Association NamePosition NameDuration
IRS Advisory CouncilMember2009 - Present
American Bar Association, Section Of TaxationChair Pro Bono Committee2007 - 2009
Fellow of the American College of Tax CounselBoard of Regents2001 - Present
the American Bar FoundationFellow2001 - Present
Center for Economic ProgressBoard of Directors2000 - 2005
CCH - Journal of Tax Practice and ProceduresAdvisory Board1999 - Present
National Tax Practice InstituteDean1998 - 2002
Chicago Bar Association, Tax CommitteeTac Committee Executive Sub-Committee1979 - Present
American Tax Policy InstituteLife MemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
PHYLLIS E. CAMPBELL V. COMMISSIONER T.C. Memo. 2006-24Petitioner prevailed
RICHARD T. AND CATHERINE L. LITES, Petitioners v. COMMISSIONERPetitoner prevailed: IRS abuse of discretion

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Publication NameTitleDate
Thomson West publicationRepresentation Before the Collection Division of the IRS2009
Thomson West publication"Representing the Audited Taxpayer Before the IRS"2009
Thomson West publication"Representation before the U. S. Tax Court"2008
RIA publications"Whistleblower Law (New Law Raises the Incentives for Turning In Tax Cheats)”"2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Michigan State UniversityBusinessBA1970

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Tax MeetingIRS Representation2010
Tax ConferenceTax Representation2010
MeetingTax Representation2010
Introduction to Tax RepresentationTax Representation2010
Annual ConferenceTax Representation2010
, Super SeminarTax Representation2010
Tax ConferenceTax Research2009
Tax ConferenceIRS Tax Colllection Procedures2009
Conference, BanffTax Update and Tax Representation2009
May Tax MeetingsTax Aspects of Mortgage Foreclosure2008
Annual Meeting & ConferenceIRS Representation2008
TelconferenceOffers in Compromise2007
Tax SymposiumIRS Campus Procedures2007
Tax ConferenceInnocent Spouse2007