Robert R. Wootton

Professor of Practice


Biography

Robert Wootton joined the tax faculty in 2006. A partnership tax scholar, he brings to the program insights gleaned over almost 25 years in private practice at Sidley & Austin and successor partnerships and as the Tax Legislative Counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department during the George H.W. Bush Administration.



Selected Publications

  • Partnership Taxation: Cases, Materials, and Problems, 2014/2015 Edition (Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 2014) (with Philip F. Postlewaite).
  • Partnership Taxation: Cases, Materials, and Problems, 2012/2013 Edition (Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 2012) (with Philip F. Postlewaite).
  • Partnership Taxation: Cases, Materials, and Problems, 8th edition (Warren, Gorham, & Lamont, 2010) (with Philip Postlewaite ).
  • Taxation of the Seller in a Multi-Year Sale or Exchange: Whither Mrs. Logan’s Ghost? (2002).
  • Mrs. Logan’s Ghost: The Open Transaction Doctrine Today (1993).

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Education

  • BA, Yale University
  • BPhil, Oxford University
  • JD, Yale University

Prior Appointments

  • Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Partner, Sidley & Austin and successor partnerships
  • Tax Legislative Counsel, United States Treasury Department

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