Rob focuses his practice on tax controversy and planning while helping businesses, non-profit organizations, municipalities and individuals navigate the often subtle and complex tax implications of their transactions. He has extensive experience representing clients in tax matters, with an emphasis on creative solutions and effective negotiation that drive the best resolutions, in the shortest amount of time, and in a way that minimizes any unnecessary waste of resources. Rob has counseled and represented private U.S. and international clients, as well as foreign, federal, state, and local governmental entities, to resolve a broad array of matters in every type of forum, including IRS and other administrative hearings, courts, appeals procedures, and other legal forums and types of proceedings.
“We are excited to have Rob join our transactional team. His sophisticated tax law practice is a complement to our existing corporate and business services and will be beneficial in providing our clients with more in depth tax planning and controversy services,” said co-managing member Brian Chandler.
Rob began his career in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he supported senior attorneys in a wide variety of practice areas. He then joined Nixon Peabody, where he was a member of the Tax, Global Transactions, and Corporate practice groups, before going into private practice. Rob received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law school. He earned his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law, cum laude, an M.F.A. in English from Queens University, and a B.A. in Cognitive Science from the University of Virginia.
Established in 2010, Protorae Law is a Tysons, Virginia based business law firm which focuses its practice on Government Contracts, Corporate & Business Entities, Business Litigation, Employment Law, Data Privacy, Intellectual Property and Technology Law, Real Estate and Land Use, Architecture, Engineering & Construction Law, Trusts and Estates and Family Law and Domestic Relations.