Rob McGuirk is a partner in the Firm’s Savannah office and chair of the taxation practice group. Rob is a tax professional with over twenty-five years of experience. Earlier in his career, he was a member of the international tax group at PricewaterhouseCoopers and then a tax attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Rob later served as the chief tax executive at Telcordia Technologies, a telecom software company, and GenTek Inc., a manufacturer of chemicals and electrical appliance components. Before joining HunterMaclean, Rob served eleven years as executive director of tax and tax counsel for Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, a Fortune 500 company providing clinical diagnostic laboratory services in the healthcare field.
Rob specializes in international, federal, and state tax planning. He has particular expertise in transactions involving mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions. His experience spans the entire life cycle of a typical transaction: tax due diligence/reverse due diligence, structuring, drafting and negotiation, and integration. Rob specializes in the tax aspects of the formation and operation of joint ventures and partnerships as well as the tax aspects of executive compensation and deferred compensation arrangements. Rob also specializes in coordinating and responding to various tax audits (federal, international, state, and local), both at exam and appeals level.
Rob emphasizes collaboration and a team approach to client issues with the objective of identifying and implementing tax planning opportunities that generate value or mitigate tax exposures. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. Rob earned undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Philosophy from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and he is a certified public accountant in Georgia, Maryland, and New Jersey.