Robert R. Martinelli counsels clients through all aspects of tax controversy and tax litigation. Robert’s litigation experience includes representing clients in the US Tax Court, US District Courts and the Court of Federal Claims as well as appellate advocacy in the US Courts of Appeals. He also advises clients in administrative proceedings with the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as well as state tax authorities. Robert was a law clerk to a US Tax Court judge before joining Morgan Lewis.
Large corporate tax litigations and controversies involving companies’ US and foreign operations are among Robert’s areas of focus. These include US and international corporate tax matters, including payroll and benefits issues. Additionally, he is actively involved in matters involving transfer pricing and related subpart F implications, and he has experience defending cross-border debt structures.
Robert’s clients include businesses in the financial, technology, energy, and transportation sectors, as well as those that provide professional services.
Georgetown University Law Center, 2005, LL.M.
Nova Southeastern University, 2004, J.D.
Texas Lutheran University, 1999, B.A.
District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
US District Court for the District of Nebraska
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Court for the Middle District of Florida
US Tax Court
US Supreme Court
US Court of Federal Claims
Clerkship to Judge Maurice Foley of the US Tax Court
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Tax, Law360 (2017)
Member, J. Edgar Murdock Inn of Court
Listed, "Rising Star," Washington D.C. Super Lawyers (2013)