Daniel J. Pilla & Robert E. McKenzie
Daniel J. Pilla is a tax litigation consultant, licensed to practice in US tax Court as well as an Enrolled Agent.
Dan is a premier proponent and advocate of taxpayer rights. For over three decades, Dan has been tremendously successful in his negotiations with the IRS. Regarded as one of the country’s premiere experts in IRS procedures, Dan provides people across the country with sound solutions to their tax-related problems. He has helped countless thousands of citizens solve personal and business tax problems they thought might never be solved. Furthermore, Dan’s proven techniques can effectively prevent IRS problems before they begin.
Dan is the author of fourteen books, dozens of research reports and hundreds of articles. Dan’s work is regularly featured on radio and television as well as in major newspapers, leading magazines and trade publications nation-wide. His books have been recommended by prominent magazines and financial publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Money, Family Circle, Investor’s Business Daily. The Wall Street Journal ranked Dan's book, “The IRS Problem Solver”, as the number one tax book in America. Dan has written or contributed to major articles for Reader’s Digest, National Review, Reason, USA Today Magazine and others.
Dan was a consultant to the National Commission on Restructuring the IRS. He works with numerous public policy research institutes and presented testimony to Congress on several occasions. His testimony to the Senate Finance Committee blew the lid off IRS abuse and led to many new taxpayers’ rights and protections. He is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court where he represents taxpayer across the nation.
Robert E. McKenzie is a partner of the law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP of Chicago, Illinois, concentrating his practice in representation before the Internal Revenue Service and state agencies. He has lectured extensively on the subject of taxation. He has presented courses before thousands of CPA’s, attorneys and enrolled agents nationwide. He has made numerous media appearances including Dateline NBC and The ABC Nightly News. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. McKenzie was employed by the Internal Revenue Service, Collection Division, in Chicago, Illinois. Since entering private practice, he has dedicated a major portion of his time to representation before the IRS. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. McKenzie was a member of the IRS Advisory Council, which advises IRS management. He has been selected as a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and serves as its President. He was vice chair of the ABA Tax Section (2003-2005). Mr. McKenzie is past chairman of the Employment Tax Committee, past co-chair of the Task Force for Bankruptcy Legislation of the ABA Section on Taxation and past chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Federal Tax Committee. He was Dean of the National Tax Practice Institute (1998-2002). Mr. McKenzie recently received the American Bar Association Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee’s Jules Ritholz Award. The award recognizes McKenzie’s dedication and achievement in the field of tax controversy.
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