Robert H. Aland



Robert H. Aland practiced law in Chicago, including over 35 years with the law firm of Baker & McKenzie LLP.  He specialized in federal income taxation with an emphasis on international tax planning, including intercompany pricing and structuring international operations, and tax controversies involving a wide variety of domestic and international tax issues.  He represented taxpayers in numerous cases before Appeals Offices of the IRS and in numerous docketed and decided cases in the US Tax Court, US Court of Federal Claims, and various federal circuit courts of appeal.  Mr. Aland has written numerous articles on international tax and tax controversy topics and has been a frequent conference speaker and panel participant on these topics. He was a member of the Planning Committee of the University of Chicago Law School Annual Federal Tax Conference from 1984-2014 and its chairman from 2001-2003.  He received his JD from the University of Alabama School of Law, where he was a member of Order of the Coif and the editorial board of the Alabama Law Review, and his LLM in taxation from the New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the editorial board of the Tax Law Review.  Mr. Aland also serves as a mediator of federal tax controversies involving taxpayers and the IRS. In 2018 he participated in a panel discussion entitled “Voluntary Nonbinding Mediation under Rule 124(b)” at U. S. Tax Court Annual Judicial Conference in Chicago at invitation of Court’s Chief Special Trial Judge. He teaches Federal Tax Audits, Appeals, and Litigation.

Areas of Expertise

  • Taxation


  • LLM, New York University School of Law

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