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Robert John Stientjes

Tax Attorney at Olivette, MO

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  • Licensed for 24 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1999
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Tax
    IRS tax defense and litigation, IRS audit defense, IRS appeals, U.S. Tax Court litigation, and criminal tax defense

    24 years, 500 cases

  2. Tax fraud and tax evasion
    criminal tax defense of taxpayers who participated in listed transactions

    24 years, 50 cases

  3. Estate planning
    complicated estate planning involving different trusts, wills and powers of attorney

    24 years, 50 cases

  4. White collar crime
    criminal defense of individuals involved in financial crimes

    24 years, 10 cases

Rob practices exclusively in the area of taxation.  He represents clients in criminal and civil tax proceedings and provides tax planning advice to numerous business clients. Rob has tried many cases and negotiated settlements for clients involved in “Listed Transactions” deemed by the IRS to be abusive tax-shelter arrangements. Rob defends clients before the IRS criminal and civil examination divisions, appeals division, the U.S. Tax Court, the Court of Federal Claims, and various U.S. District Courts.


Rob advises clients before the IRS with respect to non-cash charitable contributions, deferred compensation, offshore trusts and corporations, discharge of indebtedness income, and federal excise tax. In addition, Rob often serves as a tax expert in criminal and civil tax proceedings and represents plaintiffs in tax and accounting malpractice cases.


Rob teaches courses in Tax Administrative Procedure and Tax Litigation Procedure at the St. Louis University School of Business, Department of Accounting.  Rob often teaches CLEs on taxation, estate planning and avoidance of tax malpractice.

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Robert John Stientjes
9378 Olive Blvd.
Ste. 325
Olivette, MO, 63132


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Stientjes & Tolu LLC - Tax Attorneys
  • 2005 - Present
  • Senior Attorney Advisor to the Chief Counsel
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Attorney Advisor
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • 1999 - 2001
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  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • LL.M - Master of Tax
  • 2001
  • University of Missouri School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Missouri
  • B.A.
  • 1995


  • Missouri Bar, Taxation Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Fall Tax Committee CLE
  • Tax Controversy-How to Avoid it, Litigate it and Keep it Civil!
  • 2009
  • AICPA National Tax Conference
  • IRS Appeals and Tax Court Litigation
  • 2008
  • New Developments in Federal Taxation
  • Taxation
  • 2005
  • Settlement Strategies for Federal Tax Controversies, Bar Association of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Taxation
  • 2003
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Tax Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Rob is very bright, hard working and, most importantly, he cares about his clients and their tax problems. He wins unwinnable cases! He is very diligent, has great attention to detail and he comes up with the most creative arguments on the go! If you have a tax problem you want Rob Stientjes to represent you."
Olivette Tax Lawyer Robert John Stientjes
Robert John Stientjes
Tax Attorney
Olivette, MO
Licensed for 24 years