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Robert M Kane Jr

Robert M Kane Jr

also known as Bob Kane

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About Me

Bob Kane devotes his practice exclusively to resolving disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. He is a veteran of numerous tax controversies, particularly audits and administrative appeals. He also has handled tax litigation at all levels including appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.


As a trial attorney with the Tax Division of the U.S. Justice Department in the late 70's, Mr. Kane handled a wide variety of tax trials and received a special commendation for outstanding service from the Attorney General.


Mr. Kane teaches federal tax procedure to CPA's at the Golden Gate University Graduate School of Taxation in Seattle, where he has taught since 1984. He is a past president of the Tax Section of the Washington State Bar Association. He has served on several Internal Revenue Service liaison committees and speaks regularly to various practitioner and industry groups on IRS audits, appeals, collection and litigation. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and his peers voted him one of Washington's "Super Lawyers."


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Tax: 100%

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Contact Info

LeSourd & Patten, P.S.

One Union Square
600 University Street 24th Floor, Suite 2401
Seattle, WA, 98101


DCInactive 198005/24/2015

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers, Tax LawN/AN/A
Super LawyerN/AN/A
Best LawyerN/AN/A
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLeSourd & Patten, P.S.1982 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Washington State Bar AssociationPast PresidentN/A
American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Regional IRS Liaison CommitteePast ChairpersonN/A
Seattle Tax GroupPast PresidentN/A
Attorney-CPA Tax ClinicBoard of DirectorsN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
Washington Law Practice ManualTax Procedures: Contesting an IRS Audit DeterminationN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1982
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of WashingtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973