Robert G. Lorndale

Robert G. Lorndale

Washington, District of Columbia

Mr. Lorndale is a partner in our Washington, D.C. office.  His practice involves the federal income taxation of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, spin-offs and restructurings.  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 IRS, often with respect to spin-offs.  In addition, Mr. Lorndale represents clients in tax controversies with the IRS and other tax authorities. 

Mr. Lorndale writes and speaks on federal income tax topics and formerly was the Chair of the Important Developments Subcommittee of the ABA’s Corporate Tax Section.  His most recent article, “What a Foreign Investor Should Know about Acquiring a U.S. Business,” is the first of a series of articles intended as a practical U.S. tax planning guide for foreign investors considering investing in or acquiring a U.S. Business.

Mr. Lorndale previously was a tax partner with Dewey Ballantine LLP and Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.

Areas of Practice

  • International and Domestic Tax Planning for Corporations
  • Cross Border and Domestic Mergers and Acquisitions and Related Transactions
  • Tax Planning for Troubled Corporations and Corporate Groups

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1996


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M. (Tax)
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1995
    • Honors: With Highest Honors
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • B.A.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar, Member
  • American Bar Association