Robert J. Misey, Jr. is a shareholder in Reinhart’s Tax and Corporate Law Practices as well as chair of the firm’s International Practice. He serves with a wide range of clients involved in an array of industries such as manufacturing, distribution, sport, and entertainment with international taxation and tax controversy matters. Licensed in California, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Washington, D.C., Rob is also a member of the International Fiscal Association and Vice Chair of the Tax Committee of International Section of the American Bar Association.
Prior to establishing a successful nation-wide practice with Reinhart, Rob was an attorney for the IRS where he served as an international tax attorney and trial attorney and learned invaluable inside knowledge that influences him as an attorney today. His in-depth knowledge and understanding of the entire spectrum of tax and business law allows him to communicate highly complex international tax matters into easily accessible language to any audience.
As a seasoned attorney, Rob offers clients unparalleled legal representation. He also regularly shares his expertise and experience on international taxation with business with national and international professional audiences. He also teaches international taxation at the University of Wisconsin and University of Alabama law schools.
While Rob’s credentials are extensive and impressive, clients also appreciate his charismatic personality. Rob is extremely client-friendly, personable yet professional, and his great sense of humor makes working with him an enjoyable experience. In addition to Rob’s professional work, he has appeared as an extra in the movies Forest Gump, Major League 2, and When Summer Comes (ironically, Rob auditioned for the role of an attorney but was told he did not look like an attorney!). He also played a credited role as a prison guard in the movie A Letter from Death Row.
Rob primarily serves the following industries:
- International Tax
- Federal Tax Planning
- Federal Tax Controversies
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
- 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 transfer pricing 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
- 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
- International Institute (Board member)
- Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure (Advisory Board)
- “Global View: The IRS Updates The Advance Pricing Agreement Procedures,” Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure (June 2016)
- “IRS Modifies and Clarifies Competent Authority Procedures with Rev. Proc. 2015-40,” Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure (December 2015-January 2016)
- U.S. Taxation of International Transactions
- International Provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 2004
- Federal Taxation: Practice and Procedure (co-author)
- “Beyond Information Document Requests: Tools the IRS Uses to Obtain Information from Foreign Countries,” Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure (May 2014)
- “Tax-Advantaged Transfer Pricing for Intellectual Property,” Executive Counsel (December 2013)
- “How to Achieve Tax Savings on Exported Manufactured Products,” Business Journal-Milwaukee’s Mergers and Acquisitions Supplement (co-author)