MSU College of Law
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 interests in intellectual property.  His research explores the relationship between distributive principles, taxation and the 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.