Robert Wentland

Managing Director

Tax Controversy

Chicago - Headquarters, IL +1.312.583.2644

Areas of Expertise

Robert Wentland is the practice leader of Navigant’s tax controversy services group. In addition to his leadership responsibilities, he provides expert witness and forensic accounting services for complex and high-profile tax controversy matters, internal accounting investigations, U.S. government accounting investigations, and commercial litigation disputes. Robert has presented his findings to management committees, regulators, and state and federal courts, including the U.S. Tax Court. He began his professional career with Arthur Andersen, where he held various positions, including partner. In 2002, Robert moved to Navigant, where he has held various positions, including his current practice leadership role.

Notable tax controversy trials in which Wentland has participated or provided testimony include:

  • The Coca-Cola Company v. Commissioner, T.C. Docket No. 31183-15 (opinion pending)
  •, Inc. v. Commissioner, T.C. Docket No. 31197-12, Opinion 148 T.C. 8 (2017)
  • Veritas Software v. Commissioner, T.C. Docket No. 12075-06, Opinion 133 T.C. 297 (2009)
  • Compaq Computer v. Commissioner, T.C. Docket No. 24238-96, Opinion 78 T.C.M. 20 (1999)
  • Seagate Technology v. Commissioner, T.C. Docket No. 11660-90,Opinion 102 T.C. 149 (1994)
  • Perkin-Elmer v. Commissioner, T.C. Docket No. 28860-89, Opinion 66 T.C.M. 634 (1993)

Robert is active in the Chicago community. He is on the board of directors of the Catholic Education Foundation and is a former trustee for Navigant’s Lending-a-Hand Foundation. Rob is also active in various initiatives at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Hinsdale, Illinois.

B.B.A., Accounting (1988, with honors), University of Wisconsin - Madison
*CPA, Illinois

*While many of Navigant’s professionals are Certified Public Accountants licensed in various states, Navigant is not a certified public accounting firm, and neither our professionals nor Navigant provide attest, or public accounting services.
Membership and Activity Information
Board of Directors for the Catholic Education Foundation
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Illinois CPA Society

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