Robert E. McKenzie is a Partner of the law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP of Chicago, Illinois, concentrating his practice in representation before the Internal Revenue Service and state tax agencies. He has lectured extensively on the subject of taxation. He has presented courses before thousands of CPA’s, attorneys and Enrolled Agents nationwide. He has made numerous media appearances including Dateline NBC and The ABC Nightly News. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. McKenzie was employed by the Internal Revenue Service, Collection Division, in Chicago, Illinois. During that time, he worked as a Revenue Officer, a classroom and OJT Instructor of Revenue Officers, and as an Advisory Revenue Officer in the Chicago Special Procedures Staff. Since entering private practice, he has dedicated a major portion of his time to representation before the IRS. Robert served as a member of the IRS Advisory Council (IRSAC) which is a group appointed by the IRS Commissioner to provide advice to him and his management team from 2009 to 2011. Mr. McKenzie was Vice Chair Professional Services of the ABA Tax Section (2003 – 2005). He is past Chairman of the Employment Tax Committee and past co-chair of the Task Force for Bankruptcy Legislation of the ABA Section on Taxation and past Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Federal Tax Committee. He was Dean of the National Tax Practice Institute (1998-2002). Mr. McKenzie is the author of REPRESENTATION BEFORE THE COLLECTION DIVISION OF THE IRS and coauthor REPRESENTING THE AUDITED TAXPAYER BEFORE THE IRS and REPRESENTATION BEFORE THE UNITED STATES TAX COURT. Mr. McKenzie has received an AV rating from Martindale and Hubbell and has been selected for listing by Law and Leading Attorneys where he served on its Advisory Board. He has been elected to the American College of Tax Counsel and serves as secretary/treasurer of its Board of Regents.
Mr. McKenzie received his J.D. with High Honors from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Kent College of Law.>