Bob Wellen has practiced tax law for almost 40 years. His work includes planning and negotiating corporate acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, equity offerings and spin-offs; developing corporate structures; obtaining IRS advance rulings; tax controversies and litigation; and advocating policy positions before Treasury and IRS. He also serves as an arbitrator in commercial cases involving tax issues (including tax sharing agreements) and as an expert witness on tax issues.
Bob received his B.A. from Yale College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), his J.D. from Yale Law School and his LLM (Taxation) from Georgetown University Law Center
After serving on active duty in the Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps, Bob joined Fulbright & Jaworski (now Norton Rose Fulbright) in 1975 and became a partner in that firm in 1979. In 1993, he joined Ivins, Phillips & Barker as a partner.
Bob is a member of the American Bar Association Tax Section, in which he served as chair of the Corporate Tax Committee. He is also a member of the American College of Tax Counsel, the District of Columbia Bar Tax Section and the Federal Bar Association.. He has published numerous articles in tax publications, and he lectures frequently on tax matters.