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Robert J. Misey, Jr. 
[T] 414-298-8135 
[F] 414-298-8097 

Admitted to the Bar
Washington D.C.

Robert J. Misey, Jr. is a shareholder in the firm's Tax and Business Law Practices and Chair of the International Practice. He concentrates his practice in the areas of international taxation and tax controversies, and works with a wide range of clients from a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, sports and entertainment.

Mr. Misey's previous legal experience includes nine years as an attorney for the IRS. While he was with the IRS, he served as an international tax attorney and as a trial attorney.

Mr. Misey regularly shares his expertise and experience on international taxation with business and professional audiences at continuing education programs. His speaking engagements have taken him to numerous states and foreign countries. Mr. Misey also teaches international taxation at the University of Wisconsin School of Law.

Representative Matters and Experience

  • Coordinate with the foreign-owned clients’ global tax minimization strategy, using repatriation techniques to minimize U.S. withholding taxes
  • Help U.S.-based multinational clients maximize foreign tax credits and avoid U.S. taxation of foreign earnings to reduce the client's overall effective tax rate
  • Assist multinational businesses with preparing documentation and negotiating Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs)
  • Assist U.S.-based exporters minimize U.S. taxes through the use of IC-DISCs
  • Tried 23 cases before the U.S. Tax Court 

Books Authored

  • U.S. Taxation of International Transactions
  • International Provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 2004 
  • Federal Taxation: Practice and Procedure


  • Best Lawyers in America (Tax Law)
  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated


  • District of Columbia Bar Association (Tax Section)
  • State Bar of Wisconsin (former Chair of the International Practice Section)
  • American Bar Association
  • Lake Park Friends (Board member)
  • International Institute (Board member)
  • Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure (Advisory Board)


  • LL.M, with high distinction, Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School
  • M.B.A., Vanderbilt University
  • B.A., University of Kentucky