Robert Willens

Robert Willens was a Managing Director in the Equity Research department at Lehman Brothers, Inc. in New York for 20 years. Mr. Willens specializes in tax and accounting issues. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Willens was a tax partner in the New York office of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co, which eventually became KPMG.

Mr. Willens is a prolific author and has written Taxation of Corporate Capital Transactions as well as over 600 articles for various professional journals including The Journal of Taxation, Tax Notes, The Journal of Accountancy, The Journal of Corporate Taxation and TAXES-The Tax Magazine. He is the author of the popular "Of Corporate Interest" column for Tax Notes. Mr. Willens has served on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Taxation of Investments and The Journal of Accountancy, respectively. He is also a highly regarded lecturer on tax and accounting topics and has served on the faculty of The University of Miami School of Law's Annual Institute on Mergers and Acquisitions, and The Practicing Law Institute. He is a frequent guest at seminars produced by The Texas State Bar Association, Georgetown University School of Law, New York University and Arizona State University. Mr. Willens has served, since 1993, as an Adjunct Professor (Finance Department) at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business where he teaches the course entitled "Investment Banking Tax Factors."