Robert E. Armstrong
- U.S. District Court for Nevada
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. Supreme Court
- LL.M., New York University School of Tax [Taxation], 1980
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1979
- B.S., Santa Clara University, 1976
Robert Armstrong is nationally recognized for his representation of high-net-worth clients and family trust companies. His practice is focused on estate, gift, generation-skipping, and income tax planning, as well as the administration of trusts and estates, business and real estate transactions, and the formation, operation, and governance of family trust and retail trust companies.
Mr. Armstrong also has extensive experience in the areas of charitable giving, tax-exempt organizations, and state and local taxation, including the Nevada Commerce Tax. He has more than forty years of legal experience serving clients as an attorney, and as a non-practicing certified public accountant.
2020 was the fourth consecutive year that Mr. Armstrong was ranked as only one of two Band One attorneys in Nevada in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide for Public Wealth Law.
“Armstrong is especially notable for his work on the establishment and administration of Nevada-based private trust companies. He totally understands all aspects of finance and deal structures, and is a well-recognised expert in the area of high net worth trust construction, wills and estate planning.” “He is highly knowledgeable and skilled, and is known and respected by estate regulators.”
– Chambers High Net Worth Guide for Public Wealth Law, 2020
Mr. Armstrong is frequently called upon to lecture on topics such as Nevada trust law, family trust companies, and tax matters at national and local seminars and forums. He serves on the Trust & Estates Section Legislative Committee of the Nevada State Bar where he is involved in the ongoing modernization of Nevada trust laws.
Mr. Armstrong is a fourth-generation Nevadan, with family roots going back to Virginia City’s Comstock Lode, and is very active in community and philanthropic endeavors.
Chief Author: Decedent Estates Chapter of the Nevada Civil Practice Manual (Lexis Nexis Publications) (1990 – 2015)
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rating
- Chambers High Net Worth Guide, Nevada, Private Wealth Law, Band I (2017 – 2020 Editions)
- The Best Lawyers in America© “Lawyer of the Year” – Corporate Law (2013)
- The Best Lawyers in America© “Lawyer of the Year” – Trusts and Estates (2012, 2015)
- The Best Lawyers in America© (1993 – current)
- Nevada Business Magazine “Legal Elite” – Trust & Estates, Tax Law, and Business Entities & Transactions
- Super Lawyers Magazine – Estate Planning & Probate, Tax/Business, Real Estate/Business, Corporate/Business
- Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (also served as state chairman)
- Fellow, American College of Tax Counsel
- Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Emeritus Trustee, University of Nevada, Reno Foundation
- Former Chair, University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Investment Committee
- Co-Founder and Trustee Emeritus, Community Foundation of Western Nevada
- Former Trustee and Past President, Catholic Community Services of Northern Nevada
- Director and Past President, Athletic Association University of Nevada
- Former Director and Past President, Reno Philharmonic Association
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