Bob Wellen has practiced Federal tax law for more than 30 years with emphasis on planning corporate transactions. His work includes planning and negotiating corporate acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, financings, equity offerings, spin-offs and developing corporate structures; representing clients before the IRS and in litigation; obtaining advance rulings from the IRS on business transactions; advocating tax policy positions before the IRS and Treasury Department; serving as arbitrator in commercial controversies involving tax issues (e.g., tax sharing agreements); and serving as expert witness in commercial litigation involving tax issues.
American Bar Association (Tax Section), American College of Tax Counsel, District of Columbia Bar (Tax Section), Federal Bar Association.
Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Naval Reserve, active duty 1971-75; Fulbright & Jaworski, 1975-93 (Partner, 1979-93); Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 1979, 1983-85; Partner, Ivins, Phillips & Barker since 1993.
Numerous outlines, articles and book reviews in Practising Law Institute proceedings, TAXES, Tax Notes and Journal of Taxation. Frequent speaker at professional education institutes on tax law matters, including institutes sponsored by American Law Institute/American Bar Association, Practising Law Institute, Tax Executives Institute, Federal Bar Association, 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 and Southern Federal Tax Institute.
BA Yale College 1968 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa); JD Yale Law School, 1971; LLM (Taxation) Georgetown University Law Center, 1975.