Robert Boeshaar – Attorney

Our firm’a-imgs founder, Robert V. Boeshaar, is a Seattle tax attorney committed to helping individuals and small businesses who are facing problems with the IRS. He has a Master of Laws in Taxation, over 14 years of experience with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, and has represented the IRS in over 40 litigated cases in the U.S. Tax Court. Thanks to his insider experience working as an attorney for the IRS, he is uniquely suited to help taxpayers achieve the best possible outcomes in their tax disputes. He believes in using his experience to serve others and to make a difference in their lives.

Professional Experience

  • Attorney, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service Portland, OR and Seattle, WA (1998-2012)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Potential Tax Pitfalls for the Small Business Owner; Nine Tips to Stay Out of Trouble with the IRS, Seattle Select Attorneys, February 25, 2014
  • “Responding to IRS Collection and Avoiding Tax Traps for the Small Business Owner,” myLaw CLE Video Broadcast, November 20, 2013
  • “Innocent Spouse Issues” presentation at “Timely Topics in Taxation” Washington State Bar CLE, December 10, 2012

Professional Leadership

  • Washington State Bar Association, Tax Section
    • CLE Committee Chair, 2011-2014
    • President, 2009-2010
    • IRS Liaison Committee Co-Chair, 2006-2008

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State of Washington
  • King County Bar Association
  • United States Tax Court


  • Rotary Club of Seattle, Seattle #4
  • Seattle Select Attorneys, Vice-President


  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA
    • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, 1998
  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, OR
    • Juris Doctor, 1995
  • Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
    • Bachelor of Arts, English/Literature, 1991