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Robert A. Bedore

Title/s:  Partner, Harris Winnick Harris LLP

Specialty Area: Advocacy

Phone: 312.662.4625

Email: Rbedore@hwhlegal.com


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 has taught coursework in the area of Federal Tax Procedure and Litigation for more than 20 years. 


BS, DePaul University
JD, DePaul University College of Law