For nearly 35 years, Robert M. (Bob) Gordon has guided clients through the intricacies of tax law, making complicated issues clear and comprehensible. His probing mind, listening ear, technical skill, and creative ingenuity consistently lead to practical, effective, tax-saving solutions.
Bob specializes in complex domestic and international transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, tax controversies, accounting methods, and general federal and international tax planning. He also provides expert witness testimony in lawsuits that have tax implications.
Before joining True Partners, he was Assistant General Tax Counsel and Head of Tax for BP America’s U.S.-based manufacturing and retail division. This position culminated 20 years of progressively responsible roles at BP and its forerunner, Amoco Corporation.
Bob speaks regularly at venues such as the Chicago Tax Club, the Practising Law Institute, and the American Bar Association Tax Section. His articles have been published in many tax and business journals.
Bob is a leader in the American Bar Association‘s Tax Section, where he is an officer of its Corporate Tax Committee and previously chaired its Energy and Environmental Taxes Committee. He is also a member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Tax Section. He was an adjunct professor at Loyola University’s graduate school of business in Chicago.
He received his bachelor’s 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.