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Robert H. Wellen

Robert H. Wellen

Inernal Revenue Service
Associate Chief Counsel (Corporate)
Washington, DC, USA


LAW PRACTICE
Bob Wellen has practiced tax law for almost 40 years. His practice includes planning and negotiating corporate acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, equity offerings and spin-offs and developing corporate structures. Regarding these types of matters, he also obtains IRS advance rulings; represents taxpayers in administrative tax controversies and litigation and advocates policy positions before the Treasury Department and IRS. He also serves as an arbitrator in commercial cases involving tax issues, such as tax sharing agreements, and as an expert witness on tax issues.

EDUCATION
Bob received his B.A. from Yale College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in 1968, his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1971 and his LLM (Taxation) from Georgetown University Law Center in 1974.

CAREER
Bob served on active duty in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Thereafter, he joined Fulbright & Jaworski (now Norton Rose Fulbright) in 1975 and became a partner in that firm in 1979. He joined Ivins, Phillips & Barker as a partner in 1993.

PUBLICATIONS
Bob has written numerous articles for tax publications, including the Practising Law Institute proceedings, TAXES, Tax Notes and The Journal of Taxation. He lectures frequently at professional education programs, including programs sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Practising Law Institute, the American Law Institute, the Tax Executives Institute, the Federal Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar, New York University, University of Chicago, Penn State University/Dickinson College of Law, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Miami, William & Mary Law School and the Southern Federal Tax Institute.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
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 fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a member of the District of Columbia Bar Tax Section and the Federal Bar Association.00

Robert H. Wellen is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Section 355: Divisive Strategies Discussion Problems (PowerPoint Slides) - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Contingent Consideration, Contingent Liabilities and Indemnities in Acquisitions - The Corporate Tax Practice Series, Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Web Segment  Web Segment Current Issues in Divisive Strategies - Spin-Offs - Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2014, Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2015, Thursday, February 26, 2015
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Current Issues in Divisive Strategies - Spin-Offs - Current Issues in Divisive Strategies - Spin-Offs, Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation, Thursday, February 26, 2015
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Current Issues in Divisive Strategies - Spin-Offs - Current Issues in Divisive Strategies - Spin-Offs, Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation - Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation, Thursday, February 26, 2015
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2014, Wednesday, October 29, 2014, New York, NY
Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2015, Tuesday, March 10, 2015, New York, NY
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Acquisition and Separation Issues in Consolidation (PowerPoint slides) - Consolidated Tax Return Regulations 2015, Monday, February 23, 2015
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2015, Wednesday, October 21, 2015, New York, NY
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