Appellate Advocacy, Dispute Resolution and Trial Advocacy
Robert A. Bedore
Title/s: Partner, Harris Winnick Harris LLP
Specialty Area: Advocacy
Bob Bedore is a tax lawyer with extensive experience representing both business and individual taxpayers at every phase of the administrative and judicial tax controversy process. Bob’s clients include large multinational public and privately-held companies subject to the IRS Large Business and International (LB&I) examination program, partnerships and joint ventures, entrepreneurs, affluent families and individuals, trusts and estates, and tax exempt organizations, and his competencies run the gamut, from audit through administrative appeals and post-appeals mediation of contested tax disputes, at trial when tax litigation becomes necessary, obtaining private letter rulings and all forms of technical guidance and advice from the IRS National Office, negotiating compromised alternatives to the immediate and enforced collection of unpaid tax assessments under threat of federal tax lien, levy, asset seizure or forfeiture, and the abatement of civil tax penalties and additions to tax.
Bob has achieved notable recognition within the legal and professional tax community including being recognized as a leader in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers in Business(recommended in “Tax”) since 2008, being recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2014 and being AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition for ethical standards and legal ability.
Bob is a former IRS senior trial attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel, and has been a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois since 1975. Bob also is a member of the adjunct faculty at Loyola University’s School of Law, where he has taught coursework in the area of Federal Tax Procedure and Litigation for more than 20 years.
Bob received his Juris Doctor degree in 1980 from DePaul University College of Law, and his Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Accountancy) degree with highest honors in 1975, also from DePaul University. Bob is admitted to practice in Illinois, the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States.