Tax LL.M. Faculty

Because the Tax LL.M. program is offered live over the Internet, we are recruiting a “dream team” of distinguished professors and experienced tax attorneys from across the nation, who will offer you the perfect mix of theory and practice.

Ladson Boyle

Income Tax of Estates and Trusts

Professor Boyle is the Charles E. Simons, Jr. Professor of Federal Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law. He practiced law for seven years before joining the USC Law faculty in 1982. Professor Boyle co-edits the Probate Practice Reporter and is co-author of South Carolina Income Taxation and Federal Taxation of Estates, Trusts, and Gifts. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Miami, School of Law, LL.M. in Estate Planning Program, 1989-1994, 1998; Special Consultant, South Carolina Tax Study Commission, 1985 – 1990; principal drafter for legislation adopting Internal Revenue Code as substantive state income tax laws; principal drafter for legislation making South Carolina a death tax credit state for estate tax purposes; principal drafter for legislation to conform state income tax laws to Internal Revenue Code as a result of the changes made by 1986 Tax Reform Act; principal drafter for sales tax recodification project. More about Ladson Boyle.

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

Amy Hess

Estate Planning

Professor Hess is the UTK Distinguished Service and Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law. She specializes in estates and trusts, property, and taxation. She is the successor author of the multi-volume treatise Bogert, The Law of Trusts and Trustees and her articles on federal taxation have appeared in The Tennessee Law Review, The Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal, and The Tax Lawyer. She was associate editor of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Journal from 1990 until 1997 and editor from 1997 to 2001. Professor Hess received the 2005 Treat Award for Excellence from the National College of Probate Judges for her many contributions to the development of probate and trust law. She has been honored with the Bass, Berry & Sims Award for Service to the Bench and Bar twice, the Harold C. Warner Outstanding Teacher Award twice, the UTK National Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Carden Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship. Prof. Hess has been a visiting professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Texas and the University of South Carolina, and an associate professor at the University of Colorado. More about Amy Hess.

Mona Hymel

Accounting for Lawyers

Mona Hymel is a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Professor Hymel received her B.B.A. in 1981 and her J.D. in 1992 from University of Texas. She has been an attorney with King & Spalding, Washington, D.C. She teaches tax, trusts and estates, and professional responsibility. Her research focuses on tax policy. She is a prolific scholar whose recent publications include Trading Greenbacks for Green Behavior: Oregon and the City of Portland’s Environmental Incentives, 5 Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation (co-author, with Roberta F. Mann & Beth S. Wolfsong); Forgoing Rent, Government Tax, in Genomics and Sustainability: Recovery of Rents and the Health of Land and Resources ___ (Jeffrey Smith ed., forthcoming 2007) (co-author, with Roberta F. Mann); Americans and Their “Wheels”: A Tax Policy for Sustainable Mobility, 3 Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation 113 (Alberto Cavaliere et al. eds., 2006) (co-author, with Beth S. Wolfsong); Globalization, Environmental Justice, and Sustainable Development: The Case of Oil, 7 Macquarie L.J. 125 (2007); The United States’ Experience with Energy-Based Tax Incentives: The Evidence Supporting Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy, 38 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 43 (2006); Getting Into the Act: Enticing the Consumer to Become ‘Green’ through Tax Incentives, 36 Envtl. L. Rep. 10419 (June 2006) (co-author, with Roberta F. Mann); and Impact of the New Anti-Tax Shelter Rules on Non-Tax Shelter Lawyers and Accountants, 64 N.Y.U. Ann. Inst. on Fed. Tax’n 11-1 (2006) (co-author, with Steven R. Schneider & Steven R. Dixon). More about Mona Hymel

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

Jeffrey  Kahn

Corporate Tax

Jeffrey Kahn is Professor of Law at Washington and Lee School of Law.  He graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 1997 and worked for three years as a tax associate in the Chicago office of McDermott, Will & Emery. Professor Kahn has been an associate professor at Santa Clara University School of Law and a professor at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law School.  Professor Kahn teaches primarily in the area of federal taxation having taught personal income tax, corporate tax, partnership tax and international tax courses. He has published articles in law reviews and tax journals, including pieces on: tax policy and horizontal equity, the taxation of gifts, the charitable contribution deduction, the tax expenditure budget and personal deductions, and the tax consequences to a reality television candidate. He is also the co-author of a leading income tax student treatise and a nutshell on the Taxation of S Corporations. His work in progress includes a student treatise on corporate taxation. More about Jeffrey Kahn

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

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

Daniel L. Simmons

Corporate Tax
Advanced Corporate Tax

Daniel Simmons is a professor of law at the University of California, Davis School of Law. He is the co-author of several widely-adopted texts on tax, including Federal Income Taxation of Business Organizations (Foundation Press 1991, 2d ed., 1996, 3d ed. 1999); Federal Income Taxation of Partnerships and S Corporations (Foundation Press 1991, 2d ed. 1996, 3d ed. 1999); Federal Income Taxation of Corporations (Foundation Press 1996, 2d ed. 1999); and Federal Income Taxation (Foundation Press 3rd e. 1994, 4th Edition, 1998). He served as Professor in residence in the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, during the revision of the Tax Code in 1986-87. He is also the author of numerous articles on taxation. He describes tax lawyers as both the ultimate specialists and ultimate generalists, practicing an esoteric brand of law that touches practically every transaction in American society. Professor Simmons has a J.D. (1971) and a B.A. in Political Science (1968) from the University of California, Davis. More about Daniel L. Simmons

Andrew Stumpff

Introduction to Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

Andrew Stumpff currently teaches  Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation at the University of Michigan Law School and practices  with Stevenson Keppelman Associates in Ann Harbor, 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, as well as on the fiduciary rules governing transactions and relationships between financial firms and pension 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. Mr. Stumpff received an A.B. in Mathematics from Washington University in 1983 and a 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

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

Stephanie Willbanks

Estate and Gift Tax

Stephanie J. Willbanks is a professor of law at Vermont Law School. She has taught courses including Business Taxation, Estate and Gift Taxation, Estate Planning, Estates, Income Taxation, Tax Policy, and Torts. Professor Willbanks specializes in the fields of federal transfer taxation and wills and trusts having authored the following books and chapter: FEDERAL TAXATION OF WEALTH TRANSFERS: CASES AND PROBLEMS (2nd edition,Aspen Publishers 2008); FEDERAL ESTATE AND GIFT TAXATION: AN ANALYSIS AND CRITIQUE (3rd edition,Thomson West Publishing Co. 2004); Wealth Transfer Taxation: Tax Planning (revision for Seventh Edition) in Jesse Dukeminier, Stanley M. Johanson, James Lindgren, & Robert Sitkoff, WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES (7th edition, Aspen Publishers 2005) (currently under revision). She received her BA degree, magna cum laude, in 1972 and her JD degree, magna cum laude, in 1978, both from the University of Minnesota. After graduation from law school, she clerked for the Honorable Rosalie E. Wahl of the Minnesota Supreme Court and he practiced with the firm Henson & Efron PA in Minneapolis before joining the Vermont Law School faculty in 1981. She served as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and  Director of Academic Technology. She serves as a commissioner on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, and has served as reporter to the Vermont Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Rules of Probate Procedure. She has presented lectures on estate planning and tax reform at numerous seminars and has served on a number of commissions in the State of Vermont, including the Vermont State Commission on Tax Policy and the Governor’s Commission on Property Tax Reform. More about Stephanie Willbanks

David M. Wooldridge

Civil Tax Procedure

David Wooldridge is a shareholder at Sirote & Permutt. He represents many clients in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. district courts and courts of appeals, and in state courts. He also is active in tax examinations and administrative appeals, and in tax collection and abatement proceedings. Other practice areas include corporate & individual tax planning, state & local tax issues, corporate transactions, mediation, shareholder oppression and director & officer liability. He holds a B.S. in Engineering and a J.D. from the University of Alabama (1975), and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University (1976). He was managing editor of the Alabama Law Review and a graduate editor of the Tax Law Review. After graduation, he served as law clerk to Judge Irene F. Scott of the United States Tax Court from 1976-1978. Mr. Wooldridge has taught tax practice and procedure for the University of Alabama School of Law LL.M. program since 1980 and taught a related course for the masters of tax accounting program in the Graduate School of Business for over 20 years. More about David Wooldridge