LL.M. Degrees

LL.M. Faculty

Because the LL.M. programs are offered live over the Internet, we have recruited a “Dream Team” of distinguished professors and experienced business and tax attorneys from across the nation, who will offer you the perfect mix of theory and practice.

Donald Andrade

  • Accounting for Lawyers

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Donald Andrade  has over 29 years experience advising companies in a wide range of industries and countries from early stage growth to Global 100 companies. He is an instructor for The Dickie Group developing and facilitating accounting and finance training programs for attorneys at leading law firms (most recently at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and McGuire Woods LLP).  He was a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he was a leader in its IFRS services and had top-level responsibilities advising companies with their financial reporting requirements.  He spent 11 years in France, Greater China and Russia, where he led the firm’s service line which assisted U.S. and non U.S. companies with their cross-border capital raising efforts and compliance with U.S. securities laws. He has worked with major U.S. companies in their IFRS preparations, was an instructor in Deloitte’s IFRS training programs, and was lead author of Raising Capital in the US and Growing Your Business Globally. Professor Andrade is also an adjunct faculty member at Boston University and Suffolk University. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Bryant University, Summa Cum Laude.

Funmi Arewa

  • Mergers and Acquisitions/Corporate Reorganization
  • Advanced Corporate Law: Private Equity

Professor Arewa is an Associate Professor of Law at Northwestern where she teaches Intellectual Property Survey, Securities Regulation and Business Associations. Funmi Arewa was most recently an assistant professor and assistant director of the Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts at Case School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio where she taught Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Financing, Trademark Law, Intellectual Property and Indigenous Peoples, and Contexts of Invention. Her areas of expertise include intellectual property, international trade and business, business law, entrepreneurship, empirical methods, and finance. She has been the chief financial officer and general counsel at Boston-based JT Venture Partners, LLC and has written several articles and presented on issues relating to copyright infringements, securities regulations, and global intellectual property. More about Funmi Arewa.

 

James Bryce

  • Personal Income Tax
  • Capital Transactions and Advanced Capital Transactions
  • State and Local Tax

James Bryce is the Joseph D. Peeler Professor of Law at The University of Alabama School of Law. He received his B.A. and his J.D. from Columbia University, and his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Professor Bryce practiced with the New York City firm of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn from 1974 to 1978, when he joined the faculty of the School of Law as an associate professor. He became professor of law in 1981. Professor Bryce founded and served as editor of the American Journal of Tax Policy for 16 years. He is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. He served as Deputy Finance Director and Interim Chief Information Officer for the State of Alabama from January 1999 to January 2003. In early 2003, Prof. Bryce served as a consultant to the State Finance Department on tax reform. He received the National Alumni Association’s Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award in 1996. More about James Bryce

Paul Carman

  • Partnership & Advanced Partnership

Paul Carman is a partner at Chapman & Cutler in the Tax Department. His practice focuses primarily on structuring the tax consequences of finance and investment transactions and vehicles. He also has extensive experience in representing of taxpayers and exempt entities a wide variety of transactional tax issues, tax compliance issues, and tax controversies, including formation, acquisition and reorganizations of corporations, partnerships and exempt entities, syndications and private placements of investment, hard industry, e-commerce and real estate ventures, leasing, synthetic leasing and like-kind exchanges. Mr. Carman is rated as a leading tax lawyer by Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers and was named in the Tax section as an “Illinois Super Lawyer” in 2007. He is the author of numerous articles on taxation. He has a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law (1986) and a B.A. from Kansas Wesleyan University (1979). More about Paul Carman

David English

  • Estate Planning

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David English is the William Franklin Fratcher Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law. Professor English joined the faculty in 1999, following a career as an estate planning and tax partner with the Chicago law firm of D’Ancona & Pflaum and teaching at the Universities of South Dakota and Santa Clara.

Professor English was the Reporter for the Uniform Trust Code, the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act, and the Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act.  He  is a Uniform Law Commissioner, Chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging, and a member of the Executive Committee of the ABA Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law. From 2004 until 2012, he served as a member of the Advisory Council to the Special Trustee for American Indians for the US Department of the Interior.

Professor English is co-author of a three-volume treatise, Tax, Estate & Financial Planning for the Elderly, and co-author of the books Fiduciary Accounting and Trust Administration Guide, Wills, Trusts and Estates, and Principles of Wills, Trust and Estates. He teaches Estates and Trusts, Estate Planning and Taxation, Elder Law and Fiduciary Administration. More about David English.

Mirit Eyal-Cohen

  • Corporate Tax

Eyal-Cohen-Mirit Professor Eyal-Cohen joined the University of Alabama School of Law faculty in 2014. She received Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.), Master of Laws (L.L.M., Magna cum laude) specializing in tax law, and Master of Arts (History of the Americas) degrees from Tel-Aviv University. In addition, she holds a doctorate in law (S.J.D.) from the University Of California School Of Law (Los Angeles, CA) focused on the development of small business taxation. Prior to teaching, she clerked for the Honorable Mark V. Homes at the United States Tax  Court in Washington, DC. Professor Eyal-Cohen won many honors and awards for her research and scholarship. Her research explores the intersection of tax law, entrepreneurship and small business, particularly with respect to historical, political and public choice aspects of various legal preferences. Professor Eyal-Cohen teaches Corporate Tax (LLM), Personal Income Tax and Entrepreneurship & Tax Policy Seminar. More about Mirit Eyal-Cohen

Charles Fox

  • Business Drafting

Charles Fox is the founder of Fox Professional Development LLC. He has twenty-two years of experience as a lawyer in complex debt and restructuring transactions, the last fourteen as a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York. He is the author of Working with Contracts – What Law School Doesn’t Teach You, the leading book on contract practice. Mr. Fox played an important role in professional development while at Skadden, including conducting an annual training program for junior banking associates, and devoting significant time to the firm’s annual training retreat for new lawyers. He was a member of Skadden’s associate training committee from 1999 through 2005. An adjunct professor at Pace Law School, Mr. Fox teaches a class called “Introduction to Transactional Practice.” Mr. Fox received his B.A. in English literature from Queens College in 1980, and his law degree from Rutgers Law School in 1983, where he was the managing editor of the Rutgers Law Review.Since starting FPD in 2005, Charles Fox has provided hundreds of training programs in locations across the country and internationally. More about Charles Fox

Julie Hill

  • Special Problems in Corporate Law: Offshore Financial Transactions in the Caymans

Hill-Julie%20AProfessor Hill joined the University of Alabama School of Law as a tenured associate professor in 2013. She previously taught at the University of Houston Law Center. Professor Hill writes and teaches in the areas of banking and commercial law. Before entering the legal academy, Professor Hill practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom LLP. Professor Hill also has significant experience with small financial institutions. Before practicing law, she was employed in various capacities at Gunnison Valley Bank and Far West Bank. Professor Hill earned her J.D. degree summa cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. She served as Managing Editor of the Brigham Young University Law Review. After law school, Professor Hill clerked for Judge Wade Brorby on the United State Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. She is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia, Utah, and Wyoming. More about Julie Hill

Steve Johnson

  • Civil and Criminal Tax Procedure

Steve Johnson is the E.L. Wiegand Professor of Law at The William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Professor Johnson graduated in 1981 from New York University School of Law, where he was managing editor of the New York University Law Review. He was in private tax practice in New York City, after which he served as a Senior Attorney with the IRS Chief Counsel’s Office and a Special Assistant United States Attorney. He has also taught at Indiana University School of Law and Chicago-Kent College of Law. He has written numerous books and articles on tax law and speaks frequently at conferences throughout the United States. In addition to Tax Law, Professor Johnson also has taught Legislation, Administrative Law, Evidence, and Trial and Appellate Advocacy. More about Steve Johnson

Robert Marshall

  • Introduction to Tax Research/Advanced Research

Robert Marshall is the Associate Director of the Bounds Law Library, and a legal research instructor. He has a B.A. from Rhodes College, a J.D. from the University of Memphis School of Law, and his M.Ln. from Emory University. More about Robert Marshall

 

Robert Misey

  • International Tax

Robert J. Misey, Jr. is a shareholder  with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren Attorneys at Law in the firm’s Tax and Business Law Practices and Chair of the International Practice. Hisprevious legal experience includes nine years as an attorney for the IRS serving as an international tax attorney and as a trial attorney. Mr. Misey is also know for his Continuing legal education seminars in international offered in numerous states and foreign countries. He has published the following books: U.S. Taxation of International Transactions, International Provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 2004, and Federal Taxation: Practice and Procedure. He also teaches international taxation at the Master of Tax program in the University of Wisconsin system. He earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, his M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University and his LL.M, with high distinction, Georgetown University Law Center.More about Robert Misey

Beverly I. Moran

  • Tax-Exempt Organizations

Beverly Moran is a Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University. She is a leading tax scholar whose recent scholarship includes a path-breaking analysis of the disparate impact of the federal tax code on blacks and an innovative new text on the taxation of charities and other exempt organizations. She has won a number of teaching awards and grants, including a Fulbright award and a grant from the Ford Foundation, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Colorado, the University of Asmara in Eritrea, and the University of Giessen in Germany. Professor Moran’s interests also include law and development, interdisciplinary scholarship and comparative law. Since coming to Vanderbilt she has served on the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools, the Board of Governors of the Society of American Law Teachers and as the first director of the Vanderbilt University Center for the Americas. She joined Vanderbilt’s law faculty in 2001, having previously taught at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she directed the Center on Law and Africa, and at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She is the author of Taxation of Charities and Other Exempt Organizations (West Publishing Co, 2003) (with Brennen, Jones and Willis). Professor Moran has an A.B. from Vassar College, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University. More about Beverly Moran

Andy Morriss

  • Special Problems in Corporate Law: Offshore Financial Transactions in the Caymans

Professor Morriss co-teaches this course with Alabama’s Professor Julie Hill and the course involves students from Alabama and Texas A&M.  Professor Morriss in Dean of Texas A&M Univeristy School of Law and Anthony G. Buzbee Dean’s Endowed Chairholder. Before serving as Dean, he was the D. Paul Jones & Charlene A. Jones Chairholder in Law at the University of Alabama, the Ross & Helen Workman Professor of Law at the University of Illinois, and the Galen J. Roush Chair in Law at Case Western Reserve UniversityProfessor Morriss is the author or coauthor of more than 50 book chapters, scholarly articles, and books. He serves as a Research Fellow at the New York University Center for Labor and Employment Law, a Senior Fellow at the Property & Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana, and a Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Morriss is also a Reporter for the Restatement of Employment Law by the American Law Institute, and a Senior Fellow for the Houston-based Institute for Energy Research. He taught the Law and Economics of the Financial Crisis as a Visiting Professor of Law at Alabama during fall 2009 semester.  More about Andy Morriss

Craig Nard

  • Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development
  • Advanced Intellectual Property; Technology Licensing

Professor Nard is the Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor of Law and the founding director of the Center for Law, Technology and the Arts at Case Western Reserve. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the World Intellectual Property Organization Academy at the University of Torino, Italy, and Principal Advisor to the Center for Studies and Research in Intellectual Property in Calcutta, India. Craig practiced intellectual property law in Dallas, Texas prior to becoming the Julius Silver Fellow in Law, Science, and Technology at Columbia University School of Law. After his fellowship, he clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. for the Honorable Helen W. Nies, and then the Honorable Giles S. Rich. Craig has published in various law reviews. He is also the author of the patent law casebook, The Law of Patents (Aspen Publishers 2008), Fundamentals of United States Intellectual Property Law, (Kluwer Law International 2006) (with Halpern and Port) and The Law of Intellectual Property (Aspen Publishing) (2005) (with Madison and Barnes). More about Craig Nard

Sergio Pareja

  • Estate and Gift Tax

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Sergio Pareja is the Keleher & McLeod Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico Law School. He joined the UNM law faculty in 2005 after nearly nine years in private practice in Colorado and Indiana. He has a B.A. from the University of California at Berkley and a J.D. from Georgetown Law Center. Most recently, Professor Pareja was a partner in the tax department at a large Denver law firm where he specialized in federal individual and corporate income tax planning, state and local tax matters, and estate and gift tax planning.Professor Pareja teaches business and tax law courses including Federal Income Tax, Contracts, Practicum, Estate and Gift Tax, Taxation of Business Enterprises and International Business Transactions. He also has taught in the law school’s Business & Tax Clinic. His research interests currently include estate and gift taxation, with a focus on tax simplification and equity, as well as federal income tax law.

In 2011, he was named one of the top law teachers in the country by the National Jurist and in 2013, was named “Outstanding Teacher of the Year” by the University of New Mexico. More about Sergio Pareja.

Steven Siegel

  • Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts

SiegelSteve Siegel is president of The Siegel Group, a Morristown, New Jersey-based national consulting firm specializing in tax consulting, estate planning and advising family business owners and entrepreneurs. Mr. Siegel holds a B.S. from Georgetown University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University. Mr. Siegel is the author of many books, including: The Grantor Trust Answer Book; (2010 CCH); Planning for An Aging Population; Business Entities: Start to Finish; Introduction to Estate Planning; Intermediate Estate Planning; Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts, Preparing the Audit-Proof Federal Estate Tax Return, Family Business Succession Planning, Business Acquisitions: Representing Buyers and Sellers in the Sale of a Business; Dynasty Trusts; Planning with Intentionally-Defective Grantor Trusts; The Federal Gift Tax: A Comprehensive Analysis; and Grantor Trust Planning: QPRTs, GRATs and SCINs.  He has lectured extensively throughout the United States on tax, business and estate planning topics on behalf of numerous organizations, including National Law Foundation, AICPA, CCH, the National Tax Institute, Western CPE, the National Society of Accountants and many State Accounting Societies and Estate Planning Councils. He has served as an adjunct professor of law at Seton Hall and Rutgers University law schools.

Gordon Smith

  • Advanced Business Entities
  • Advanced Securities Regulation

origGordonSmithProfessor Gordon Smith is the Glen L. Farr Professor of Law at Brigham Young University Law School. There he has served as the Associate Dean for Faculty and Curriculum. Professor Gordon has taught at six law schools in the U.S. as well as law programs in Australia, China, England, Finland, France, Germany, and Hong Kong.  He has written many articles on subjects such as venture capital contract, law and entrepreneurship, law and entrepreneurial opportunities, and fiduciary law.  He has also published several books and  co-authored a popular teaching casebook, Business Organizations: Cases, Problems & Case Studies, with Professor Cynthia Williams of Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. Professor Smith graduated from the University of Chicago School of Law with honors and then clerked for Judge W. Eugene Davis in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He worked an associate in the Delaware office of the international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. More about Gordon Smith

Andrew Stumpff

      • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Andrew Stumpff currently teaches Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation at the University of Michigan Law School and is a shareholder of the law firm of Stevenson Keppelman Associates in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Before joining Stevenson Keppelman Associates, Professor Stumpff was a partner with the New York firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he focused on the employee benefits aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions and on the fiduciary rules governing relationships between financial firms and retirement plans. Earlier in his career, Mr. Stumpff served as an Assistant Branch Chief in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel’s Employee Benefits and Exempt Organizations Division, where he helped oversee national employee benefits litigation. He is a former co-chair of the Employee Benefits Committee of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section. He has published widely in the benefits field and is the author of a law school casebook, “Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation,” published in 2011 by Foundation Press. Mr. Stumpff received his A.B. in Mathematics from Washington University in 1983 and J.D. in 1986 from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as Article Editor of the Michigan Law Review. More about Andrew Stumpff

Gary Sullivan

      • Business Bankruptcy

SullivanGary Sullivan is a summa cum laude graduate of The University of Alabama School of Law (J.D., 1996). During law school, Professor Sullivan served as Senior Editor of the Alabama Law Review, was elected to Order of the Coif, and earned distinctions as a Hugo Black Scholar and recipient of the M. Leigh Harrison Award. Professor Sullivan also earned a B.A. in Chemistry from Huntingdon College (1992) and an M.B.A. from the Manderson Graduate School of Business at The University of Alabama (1993). Professor Sullivan began practicing law with Balch & Bingham LLP in 1996, and he was a founding member of Sullivan & Gray LLC in 2006. His practice and scholarly interests focus on creditor rights, U.C.C., bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Professor Sullivan has published articles in the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal, the Journal of the Legal Profession, and The Alabama Lawyer.
Professor Sullivan teaches courses in Bankruptcy, Sales, and Payment Systems. More about Gary Sullivan.

John Swain

  • Corporate Tax
  • Advanced Corporate Tax

John Swain is a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Professor Swain received his A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1978 where he graduated summa cum laude and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1984 where he Editor, Law and Policy Review. He has been a practicing lawyer with Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, from 1984 – 1986 and with Streich Lang, P.A., from 1987 – 1998. He practicing as a partner there since 1992. He has served as an Associate Professor of Law with Appalachian School of Law, 2000 – 2001 (Asst. Prof., 1999 – 2000)and Associate Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2001 – 2009 until he was promoted to Professor on Law (effective July 1). Professor Swain teaches State and Local Taxation, International Taxation, Federal Income Taxation Nonprofit Organizations Property Estates and Trust. He was recently named to TaxAnalysts’ All Decade Tax Team as one of the most influential people in the state and local tax world during the last 10 years . His publications include Reforming the State Corporate Income Tax: A Market State Approach to the Sourcing of Service Receipts, 83 Tul. L. Rev. 285 (2008) ; Streamlined Sales and Use Tax (4th ed. 2007-08) (co-author, with Walter Hellerstein) ; The Federal Role in State Taxation: A Normative Approach, 60 Nat’l Tax J. 611 (2007) (co-author, with William F. Fox); Piercing the Veil to Assert Personal Jurisdiction Over Corporate Affiliates: An Empirical Study of the Cannon Doctrine, 84 B.U. L. Rev. 445 (2004) (co-author, with Edwin E. Aguilar); State Income Tax Jurisdiction: A Jurisprudential and Policy Perspective, 45 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 319 (2003); Cybertaxation and the Commerce Clause: Entity Isolation or Affiliate Nexus?, 75 S. Cal. L. Rev. 419 (2002). More about John Swain