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Taxation Law

Taxation Law

Focusing on tax law can lead to employment in private firms as a tax and estate planning specialist, as well as jobs for accounting firms, the government, and charitable organizations. Coursework exposes students to theoretical and practical issues related to federal, state, and local taxation, and students develop the skills to solve complex tax problems.

Students can enhance their marketability by participating in the Tax Law clinic, which provides tax-related legal services to members of the community. Student clinicians handle all aspects of controversy with the IRS and represent clients in cases before the U.S. Tax Court.

David Blankfein-Tabachnick

Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Blankfein-Tabachnick teaches courses on taxation and tax policy, and has a background in intellectual property. His research explores the relationship between distributive principles, taxation and the private law. As a complement to his interests in bankruptcy and private law, he has served as a consultant to financially distressed venture capital funded high-tech firms.

Joshua Wease

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law

Professor Wease practiced tax law for nine years prior to joining the MSU Law faculty. He teaches and supervises law students as they represent clients in cases before the IRS and the United States Tax Court.

Courses Credits
Basic Income Taxation A or B 2 (A) - 4 (B)
Business Securities and Tax Planning 2
Corporate Income Taxation 3
Deferred and Executive Compensation 2
Directed Study 2
Estate and Gift Taxation 3
Estate Planning & Drafting Seminar 2
Externship 2
International Taxation 2
Partnership Taxation 2
Practice and Procedure Before the IRS 2
State and Local Taxation 2
Tax Clinic 3
Tax Fraud 2
Tax Policy 2
Tax Practice and Procedure 2
Tax Treaties: Domestic Taxation Implications 2
U.S.-Canadian Taxation 2

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