Biography

Bob is a retired principal and consultant to Ernst & Young LLP. He consults with clients in all federal income tax aspects of real estate, including REIT, partnership, limited liability company and S corporation formations, acquisitions, like-kind exchanges, development, leases, financings, workouts, dispositions and liquidations. Bob’s experience also includes extensive involvement in the negotiation and drafting of all types of partnership agreements, LLC operating agreements and corporate shareholder agreements. He also advises clients on a regular basis in monitoring federal legislative and regulatory activity in the real estate area.

Bob joined Ernst & Young LLP in 1996, retired as a principal on June 30, 2017 and continues to consult in all federal income tax aspects of real estate. From 1984 until 1996, he was a partner in a Manhattan law firm practicing in the taxation of real estate. Bob has published many articles and lectures frequently at many real estate industry and tax conferences. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Journal of Passthrough Entities, the Board of Contributing Editors and Advisors of Real Estate Taxation and the Tax Management Advisory Board for Corporate Tax and Business Planning. Bob is co-author with Jim Lowy of the CCH treatise, Taxation of REITs and UPREITs. He has served as Chair of the Real Estate Committee of the ABA Section of Taxation, Vice Chair of the Tax Policy Advisory Committee of the Real Estate Roundtable and Co-chair of the Cost Recovery Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee of the NYSBA Tax Section, and continues to serve as a member of the Government Relations and Real Estate Committees of the ABA Section of Taxation. 

Bob has an S.B., Phi Beta Kappa, in Mathematics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a J.D. from Columbia University Law School, and an LL.M. (in Taxation) from New York University School of Law.

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