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 tax representation and has presented courses before thousands of CPA's, attorneys and enrolled agents nationwide. Robert has made numerous media appearances including Dateline NBC and The ABC Nightly News. Prior to entering private practice, Robert was employed by the Internal Revenue Service, Collection Division, in Chicago, Illinois. From 2009- 2011, 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. Robert was Vice Chair Professional Services of the ABA Tax Section from 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 from 1998-2002. Robert is the author of Representation Before the Collection Division of the IRS and co-author of Representing the Audited Taxpayer Before the IRS and Representation Before the United States Tax Court. Robert 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. Robert received his J.D. with High Honors from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Kent.