Robert M. Sarnoff

Robert "Bob"
Founding Principal
Robert M. Sarnoff

Bob Sarnoff is a founding principal of Sarnoff & Baccash, recently renamed Sarnoff Property Tax. He has represented clients from the administrative level through the Illinois Supreme Court.

Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Sarnoff began his career as a corporate real estate attorney for the McDonald’s Corporation. Later he was appointed Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney and represented the Cook County Assessor in property tax appeals. He then joined a large Chicago law firm as a partner. In March 1986, Mr. Sarnoff and a fellow partner left to start their own law firm and focus their practice on securing favorable property assessments and taxes for their property tax clients.

His practice specialties include all aspects of real estate assessment and tax. His experience, teamed with the excellence of others within the firm, helps them achieve maximum results for clients.

His approach includes listening to clients’ concerns first. He then works with other firm members to provide representation that addresses each property’s unique real estate assessment and tax issues. He has helped procure substantial savings and refunds on behalf of clients at all levels of appeal.

Robert has been married to Jane for more than 50 years. They share their home with their dog, Twinkie. They have two sons, Ken and Jimmy, and five grandchildren.


IIT-Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D.)

University of Illinois (B.S. Finance)

Bar Memberships

American Bar Association

Illinois Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Professional Affiliations

Former chair of the Chicago Bar Association

Former chair of the Illinois Bar Association State Taxation Section Council

Member of International Association of Assessing Officers

Member of Decalogue Charter

Member of National Association of Property Tax Attorneys (NAPTA)

Recent Publications

Co-author of Illinois Chapter of the “ABA Property Tax Deskbook,” each edition since its inception

Co-author of “Real Estate Taxation: Exemptions, Assessments and Challenges 2024,” published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education


Institute of Property Taxation Literary Award

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