Robert M. Gordon

Contributor, True Partners Consulting

Robert M. Gordon joined True Partners Consulting as a Managing Director in September 2010. He has practiced in the Federal corporate income tax area for more than 25 years, concentrating on domestic and international tax planning, including structuring and implementing M&A transactions. Before joining True Partners, Mr. Gordon spent 20 years in various in-house tax counsel roles at BP America (formerly Amoco Corporation), culminating as Assistant General Tax Counsel and Head of Tax for the company’s US-based manufacturing and retail division. Mr. Gordon’s consulting practice involves all aspects of domestic and international corporate and partnership matters, including: - Corporate simplification - Post-merger integration and restructuring - Tax risk assessments, including reviews of transactions and uncertain tax positions - Structuring complex M&A and joint venture transactions to optimize tax results - Transfer pricing - Tax planning for environmental spending - Captive insurance - Taxation of alternative energy and oil & gas Mr. Gordon has written numerous articles and made numerous presentations to corporate and professional groups. He is an active member of the American Bar Association Tax Section, where he is an Officer of the Corporate Tax Committee and served as Chair of the Energy and Environmental Taxes Committee. He is also a member of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations, as well as a former active member of Tax Executives Institute (Chicago Chapter). Mr. Gordon received a Bachelor of Arts degree (with Honors) from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Northwestern University Law Review. He is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University, Chicago, teaching tax classes in the Graduate School of Business.

Posts by Robert M. Gordon

FATCA: New Rules in the Offshore Assets Game

Know your customer, know your FATCA obligations, know your filing and reporting requirements, and know the IRS is intent on finding your offshore....More

Tax Changes in the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

In the dark of night on January 1, 2013, Congress finally passed a bill (which the President signed on January 2) that temporarily avoids the worst....More

Miss America Loses a Partner

Companies can meet their corporate social responsibility goals by investing in partnerships that produce various tax credits. Congress intentionally....More

Navigating the Minefield of the Internal Revenue Code

The Federal Tax Code is riddled with landmines. These "traps for the unwary" are a major source of the complexity about which American businesses....More

Whose Goodwill Is It?

The IRS takes a dim view of transactions where the claim of a personal goodwill sale produces a tax result too good to be true. Increasing numbers of....More

A Holiday Gift from the IRS: New Repairs Regulations

Can the IRS and Treasury celebrate the spirit of the holiday season? This has long been a question that has divided observers. It seems to have been....More

Timing Is Everything

The IRS celebrates the holiday season a bit differently than the rest of us. Rather than spreading joy, the Government Grinch has presented taxpayers....More

Loopholes, Tax Expenditures, and Effective Tax Rates

Loophole: 1 a: a small opening through which small arms may be fired b: a similar opening to admit light and air or to permit observation 2: a means....More

The IRS Is Calling With Some Good News

Guest post by Whitney Maracich, senior tax consultant at True Partners Consulting Over the past few years, one of the more contentious issues when....More

Sausage Disputes and the Character of Income

It has been said that one should not look too closely at how laws and sausages are made. In the recent case of Freda v. Commissioner, the U.S....More