About the Lawyer
Licenses & Certificates
*Illinois Supreme Court license. *Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Tax Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, United Stats District Court for the northern and central districts of Illinois. *Registered Certified Public Accountant (Illinois).
* DePaul University, J.D., 1985. * University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, B.S. Accountancy, 1982. * University of Chicago, M.B.A. candidate, 1985/87. * University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Certified Public Accountant.
* Federal Law Clerk to Judge Nicholas J. Bua, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. * Associate, Winston & Strawn - Chicago, IL. * Associate, Chapman and Cutler - Chicago, IL.
* Village of Hinsdale, Zoning Board of Appeals, member. * Village of Hinsdale, Park & Recreation Commission, member. * Hinsdale Rotary Club, member. * Hinsdale Chamber of Commerce, Vice-President. * Hinsdale Grace Church, Vestry member & President Men's Group. * Hinsdale Bikes for Kids! project.
Hobbies & Interests
Bob enjoys reading, writing, chess, and spending time with his wife and children.
Attorney Schaller has published the following books: 1) The Rainmaker’s 17 Secrets to Legal Marketing & Advertising: Learn How Successful Lawyers Earn an Additional $28,427 Thru Referrals, Direct Mail, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Facebook. 2) The Rainmaker’s 24 Secrets to Legal Selling & Closing Clients: Learn How Successful Lawyers Persuade Prospects to Pay. 3) Career Advisor’s Guide to Starting a Solo Bankruptcy Firm: Exploring a New Career Path. 4) A Lawyer’s Guide to Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Learning the Nuts and Bolts of Filing Your First Case. 5) Bankruptcy: Why My Neighbor Had to File. 6) DIY Guide to Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy: Line-by-Line Instructions and Day-by-Day Timeline. 7) Starting a Solo Law Firm in 2020-2021. 8) How to Start a Law Firm: Including a $100,000 Bankruptcy Firm. 9) IRS Offer in Compromise, Installment Agreements & Innocent Spouse Relief: A Treatise for Tax Professionals 10) IRS Innocent Spouse Tax Relief: A Treatise for Attorneys, CPAs & Tax Preparers. 11) IRS Installment Agreements: A Treatise for Attorneys, CPAs, Accountants & Tax Preparers. 12) IRS Offer in Compromise: A Treatise for Attorneys, CPAs, Accountants & Tax Preparers. 13) DIY Guide to IRS Offer in Compromise & The Fresh Start Initiative. Schaller also published the articles below that are available online. Additional published articles are identified on his LinkedIn page. • Yes, Income Taxes Are Dischargeable in Bankruptcy. 2016 Illinois Bar Journal 32 (Jun 2016). • Bankruptcy Rule 3002(c) Filing Deadline Applies to Secured Creditors. 2015 American Bankruptcy Institute 38 (Sept. 2015). • Chapter 13 Debtors Need Not Pay Late-Filed Mortgage Arrearage Claims. NACBA Consumer Bankruptcy Journal (Winter 2015 Volume, Pages 20-24). • Applying the Wilko Doctrine’s Anti-Arbitration Policy in Commodities Fraud Cases. 61 Chicago-Kent Law Review 515. (co-authored with William Lynch Schaller). • FSLIC Federal Receivership Appointments for Allegedly Insolvent State Savings and Loan Associations: A Plot to Federalize State Savings and Loans Against Their Will? 33 DePaul Law Review 783.