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Robert Swiech

Washington National Tax, Tax Credits and Energy Advisory Services

KPMG in the U.S.

Mr. Swiech has over 40 years of experience in natural resource industries. His practice is focused on energy, mining and timber related tax issues. He is also a member of KPMG’s tax credits tax team. Before joining KPMG in 2006, he specialized in natural resource tax litigation at Oreck, Bradley, Crighton, Adams and Chase LLP, a tax litigation boutique law firm.

Prior to that, Mr. Swiech practiced as an Associate General Tax Counsel for both Amoco Corporation and post-merger with BP America Company, one of the largest multinational integrated oil and gas companies in the world which also owned diverse natural resource interests in coal, copper, carbon dioxide, gold, sulfur, and iodine.

Professional and industry experience

Mr. Swiech is a member of the American Bar Association and was the chair of the Committee on Energy and Environmental Taxes, Tax Section from 2005-2007. Mr. Swiech previously chaired the American Petroleum Institute’s General Tax Committee and was the chair of its Joint Operations Committee for 17 years.

Mr. Swiech is a frequent speaker on natural resource taxation matters, having presented to the American Petroleum Institute Federal Tax Forum, the American Petroleum Institute Joint Federal Tax Conference, the University of Texas Parker Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference, the American Bar Association Energy and Environmental Taxes Committee, the Federal Bar Association, the Tax Executive Institute, the Southern Federal Tax Institute, the AICPA PDI Oil and Gas Conference and the Internal Revenue Service.

Mr. Swiech is the editor-in-chief of KPMG’s treatise, Income Taxation of Natural Resources, now on WestLaw.

Recipient of the Parker C. Fielder Award for Outstanding Service and Achievement in Oil and Gas Taxation from The University of Texas School of Law, 2015.

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Education and qualifications

  • JD and MST, De Paul University

  • BS in accounting, Illinois State University

  • Certified Public Accountant in Illinois and Texas

  • Member of the Illinois, Texas and Wyoming Bars

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