Robert W. Wood is a 1979 graduate of University of Chicago Law School. He practices law with Wood LLP based in San Francisco, California. He is admitted to practice in CA, NY, AZ, MT, WY, TX, and DC. He is also admitted to practice as a Solicitor in England and Wales. Mr. Wood has been designated by the State Bar of California as a Certified Specialist in Taxation. He is the author of numerous books and articles about taxation, including about the taxation of damage awards and settlement payments. He is also the author of a leading treatise in the area, Taxation of Damage Awards and Settlement Payments (published by Tax Institute), and frequently advises litigants on tax issues. He also serves as an expert witness in litigation matters.
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 Tax Management Portfolios
This Portfolio examines the tax consequences to payor and payee following a settlement or judgment and analyzes the tax issues of personal injury and non-personal injury lawsuits.
The Portfolio, Real Estate Mortgages, analyzes the tax consequences of one of the basic financing tools in the field of real estate: the mortgage.
The Portfolio, Qualified Settlement Funds and Section 468B, describes the nature, uses, mechanics and pitfalls of using these funds for dispute resolution. They are authorized by Internal Revenue Code §468B.
This Portfolio describes §280A, which limits deductions attributable to the business and rental use of a dwelling unit if the property is also used by a taxpayer as a residence.
The Portfolio, Hobby Losses, describes the operation of §183, which is intended to prevent taxpayers from converting nondeductible personal expenses into deductible business expenses.