Robert S. Walton works mainly on tax matters. He is a member of the bar of the US Tax Court, a member of the US Circuit Courts of Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims, the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and Court of Appeals, as well as the US Supreme Court. Prior to graduating at the Harvard School of Law, Mr. Walton earned his B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois.
Mr. Walton works with clients at all stages of tax controversies from the audit level, to IRS Appeals, to litigation in the Tax Court and other federal courts. He has experience in tax planning —including mergers and acquisitions, tax deferral and withholding taxes —and provides counsel on tax issues arising from financial products.
Illinois Supreme Court~United States (1996) U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit~United States (2005) U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit~United States (2000) U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit~United States (2002) U.S. Supreme Court~United States (2002) U.S. Tax Court~United States (1996) U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois~United States (2006) U.S. Court of Federal Claims~United States (2008) U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit~United States (2008)
Harvard Law School (J.D.) (1996) University of Illinois (B.S. with High Honors) (1993)
Christopher S. Rizek is a member of the law firm of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, in Washington, D.C. He formerly served as Associate Tax Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Tax Policy, where he helped write tax procedural guidance and legislation, including particularly the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2 (1996) and the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998. He has also previously worked in other Washington law firms and as a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division.
Mr. Rizek has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Dartmouth College and received his J.D. and his LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. He currently is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, was formerly Chairman of the Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Ethics Commission, and has chaired committees and served in other capacities in the D.C. Bar’s Taxation Section and the American Bar Association, Section of Taxation.