Robert W. Wood Esq.


Robert W. Wood is a 1979 graduate of University of Chicago Law School where he earned a Juris Doctor and won the Florence James Adams Prize as well as a University of Chicago Scholarship. He practices law with Wood LLP in San Francisco, California where he provides services for domestic and international clients on a variety of state, federal, and international tax matters. Mr. Wood is admitted to practice law in CA, NY, AZ, MT, WY, TX, and DC. He is also admitted to practice as a Solicitor in England and Wales. Mr. Wood is a tax expert and has been designated by the State Bar of California as a Certified Specialist in Taxation. Mr. Wood is the author of over 35 books in the field of taxation. He has long been recognized as a leading authority and commentator on several highly specialized and complex areas of the tax law. He is one of the foremost experts in the world on the taxation of damage awards and settlement payments. Mr. Wood frequently serves as a counselor and expert witness to his clients throughout the world on this unique area of the tax law and is the author of the leading treatise in the area, Taxation of Damage Awards and Settlement Payments (published by Tax Institute). Mr. Wood is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The M&A Tax Report, a national monthly newsletter addressing tax techniques and trends affecting mergers and acquisitions. 


J.D., University of Chicago Law School (1979)
A.B., English, Humboldt State University (1976) summa cum laude
University of Sheffield, England (1975-1976)

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios:

522 T.M., Tax Aspects of Settlements and Judgments
547 T.M., Home Office, Vacation Home, and Home Rental Deductions
548 T.M., Hobby Losses
592 T.M., Real Estate Mortgages
738 T.M., Qualified Settlement Funds and Section 468B


Robert W. Wood is a member of the Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Real Estate Advisory Board.