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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

Donald Andrade

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

Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Arewa

Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Arewa in the Murray H Shusterman Professor of Transactional and Business Law at Temple University Beasley School of  Law. Her major areas of scholarly research include music, business, entrepreneurship, technology, copyright, film, and Africana studies. She has taught varied courses including Business Associations, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Securities Regulation, Corporate Finance, Accounting, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment Management Regulation, Startup and Small Business Clinic, Intellectual Property, and African Legal Systems.

Professor Arewa practiced law for nearly a decade, working in legal and business positions primarily in the entrepreneurial and technology startup arena, including law firms and companies in the Silicon Valley and New York. Professor Arewa is a fellow at The Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” at the University of Bonn, Germany. She received a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Faculty Visit Research Grant for a research project entitled Cultural, Legal, and Business Considerations in the Diffusion of Jazz in Germany. She served as Vice Chair of the Nigeria Copyright Expert Working Group. She has also worked as a consultant on various projects, including engagements relating to education and scientific and technological capacity in Africa, and as lead consultant on a project examining the feasibility of establishing a venture capital fund in the Eastern Caribbean. More about Funmi Arewa.

Paul Carman

  • Partnership & Advanced Partnership

Paul CarmanPaul 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

Elizabeth Carter

  • Estate and Gift Tax
  • Estate Planning
  • Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts

Professor CarterProfessor Carter is the Judge Anthony J. Graphia & Jo Ann Graphia Professor of Law at the Louisiana State University Law Center, where she teaches and write in the areas of estates, trusts, taxation, Louisiana civil law, and community property. She also co-coaches LSU’s Stutes-Kalinka Tax Moot Court Team, which competes annually at the National Taxation Moot Court Competition. Professor Carter holds a B.S. and a B.A. from the University of Memphis, a J.D. from Tulane University, and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Alabama. Before joining the faculty at LSU, Professor Carter worked at the New Orleans law firm of Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard where she practiced in the areas of trusts, estates, successions, probate, business and commercial law, real estate, secured transactions, bankruptcy, and marine finance. Professor Carter is active in law reform in Louisiana and serves on several committees for the Louisiana State Law Institute, including the committees on Security Devices and Successions/Donations. Professor Carter also maintains a private estate-planning practice from her home in New Orleans.More about Elizabeth Carter

Mirit Eyal-Cohen

  • Corporate Tax
  • Personal Income 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

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

Gina-Gail Fletcher

  • Business Entities
  • Securities Regulation

Gina-Gail Fletcher

Gina-Gail Fletcher is Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law which she joined from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Professor Fletcher’s research focuses on the interplay of public regulation and private ordering in enhancing market stability and integrity. Her recent scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in New York University Law Review, Duke Law Journal, and Iowa Law Review. Additionally, her scholarship has also been featured on the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation and the Oxford Legal Blog. She has presented her work at Yale Law School, Duke Law School, and Notre Dame Law School, among others, and she has been an invited speaker at George Washington University Law School on the role of the CFTC in the financial markets. Prior to entering academia, Fletcher was an associate at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, banking, and corporate governance. She received her BA magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College and her JD cum laude from Cornell Law School, where she was a member of the Cornell Law Review.

Steve Johnson

  • Civil and Criminal Tax Procedure
  • Tax and Accounting Ethics

Steve JohnsonSteve Johnson is the Dunbar Family Professor at Florida State University School of Law. E.L. Prior to serving on the Faculty at FSU, Professor Johnson was The 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.  Among other courses, he teaches Income Taxation, Taxation of Business Entities, Business Planning, International Tax and Administrative Law. More about Steve Johnson


Robert Misey

  • International Tax

Robert J. Misey, Jr.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


Craig Nard

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

Professor NardProfessor 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


Andrew Stumpff

      • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Andrew Stumpff

Andrew Stumpff teaches Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation at the University of Michigan Law School and is a shareholder of the law firm of Butzel Long in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Previously, 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 two law school casebooks, “Executive Compensation” (2016), and “Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation” (2011); and co-author of a third, “Pension and Employee Benefit Law” (6th ed., 2015) with John Langbein, David Pratt and Susan Stabile, all published 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.