Bob specializes in civil and criminal tax litigation, tax compliance, voluntary disclosures, and strategic analysis. He was an adjunct Professor in this subject matter from 1981 through 2006 at the University of Miami School of Law. He is a past chair of both The Tax Section and the CLE Committee of the Florida Bar and is a member of the Tax Section's Executive Council. He is also a member and past President of the Greater Miami Tax Institute.
In 2006, Bob received the Tax Section's Gerald T. Hart Outstanding Tax Attorney of the Year Award.
Bob was a Member of the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council from 2005 through 2007. He was Chair of the IRS South Florida District Compliance Plan Study Group under then District Director Thomas from 1996 through 2000. He was an invited guest and private sector conferee at the Judicial Conference of the United States Tax Court in 1999,2003,2005,2007,2009 and 2015.
Bob is one of a select group of tax litigators who has successfully invalidated a tax regulation and may be the only person who has ever invalidated two tax regulations in the same case. See the Tax Court's Decision in Durbin Paper Stock Co. V. Commissioner, 80 T.C. 252.
Bob is also the only attorney ever to have had attorneys fees awarded and paid against the Florida Department of Revenue in a Florida corporate income tax case.
Bob is a Florida Bar Board Certified Specialist in Tax Law.
Bob currently has NHRA licenses in the Supergas door car, Supercomp dragster, and Top Dragster categories. His best quarter mile result has been 207.43 MPH in 6.793 seconds.
The cases noted above are representative of some of the matters for which Bob provides legal services. Not all cases have been included. The results of past cases are not indicative of future results. Each case has its own unique facts which substantially affect the outcome. Prospective clients may not obtain the same or similar results.