Robert Lorndale is a Washington, D.C., tax attorney who focuses his practice on the federal income taxation of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, spinoffs and restructurings. He represents clients in diverse industries, such as petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, retailing and numerous others. Mr. Lorndale also focuses on tax planning for troubled corporations and corporate groups, with an emphasis on consolidated return matters. He represents clients seeking private rulings from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), often with respect to spinoffs. In addition, Mr. Lorndale represents clients in tax controversies with the IRS and other tax authorities.

Mr. Lorndale is a frequent writer and speaker on federal income tax topics, and formerly was the chair of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Subcommittee on Important Developments in the Section of Taxation.

Representative Experience

  • Advised on the restructuring of a U.S. consolidated group engaged in retailing industry to facilitate business efficiencies and minimization of U.S. federal tax liability
  • Advised on the restructuring of a multinational company engaged in the petrochemicals industry to enhance the efficiency of business operations and minimize U.S. federal tax liability
  • Advised on the reorganization of a U.S. consolidated group to simplify the organization structure of the group


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Tax
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, J.D., with highest honors
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


Speaking Engagements