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Biography

Robert has established a reputation as a litigator in civil and criminal tax litigation matters, white-collar criminal defense, and business litigation. Over the past twenty years, he has resolved thousands of civil and criminal tax matters at the federal, state and local level. Robert has worked at the Department of Justice Tax Division in Washington, D.C. while pursuing his Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Robert has taught federal taxation of entities at Bellarmine College, authored the Criminal Tax Practice Monograph for the University of Kentucky College of Law and speaks annually at the American Bar Association Criminal Tax Institute.

Robert is a member of the firm’s white collar group and tax controversy and litigation practice group. He has represented taxpayers in tax controversy matters from Connecticut to California.  Robert has handled civil and criminal tax cases throughout the United States.  He regularly represents clients in civil and criminal tax controversies before the IRS and in the United States Tax Court, United States District Court and the Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals. He has led the defense of federal and state criminal offenses at the investigatory, grand jury, and trial levels in such areas as criminal tax fraud, mail and wire fraud, interstate transportation of stolen goods, criminal and civil RICO, health care fraud, criminal antitrust, money laundering, gambling, and environmental matters.  Robert regularly conducts internal investigations for public companies involving computer fraud and document destruction issues, and designs and implements records management systems.

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Education

Law School

University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, J.D., 1988

Graduate School

Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 1990, Taxation

Undergraduate School

University of Kentucky, B.S., 1985, with honors
Outstanding Male Student Award

Bar Memberships

Robert is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 1988

Washington, D.C., 1989

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers® 2007-2022

The Best Lawyers in America®, Tax Law, 2007-2022; Louisville Litigation & Controversy – Tax “Lawyer of the Year,” 2013, 2020

AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Business First’s Forty Under 40 recipient

Louisville Bar Association 1991 Pro Bono Award

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Legal Aid Society Campaign, Past Steering Committee, Member

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Kentucky Bar Association, Member; Tax Section, Past Chairman

Louisville Bar Association, Member, Taxation Section, Past Co-Chairman; Pro Bono Steering Committee

Kentucky Council on Economic Education, Board Member

National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA)

American Bar Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Western District of Kentucky Federal Community Defender Board of Directors, Member

Greater Louisville Sports Commission Board of Directors, Member

LBA Santa’s Court Toy Drive for the Salvation Army, Founder

U.S. Law Firm Group’s Tax Section, Member and Representative

Junior Achievement Board of Directors and Leader of the Junior Achievement Free Enterprise Center Capital Campaign, Past Member

City of Rolling Fields, Past Treasurer

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