Ed Liva has been named Director of Villanova’s nationally recognized Graduate Tax Program. A longtime adjunct professor, he joins the program full-time following his retirement from KPMG, where he most recently served as national Real Estate Industry Tax leader. In his new role, Liva oversees the cross-disciplinary program—designed for lawyers, accountants and business professionals—which is developed and managed by the Law School in conjunction with the Villanova School of Business. Read more
Villanova University Graduate Tax Program is proud to announce the launch of the Master of Laws in Taxation and Master of Taxation in an online modality in addition to its on-campus counterparts. Click here for more information.
Blogging pioneer and Villanova tax professor, James Edward Maule, publishes the blog MauledAgain, a relevant and informative blog which addresses a kaleidoscope of issues, but most frequently provides commentary about the American tax system and legal education.
Villanova tax professors Leslie Book and Keith Fogg, along with Villanova alumnus Stephen J. Olsen, J.D., ’07, LL.M ’09 of Gawthrop Greenwood in West Chester, PA, have started Procedurally Taxing, a blog dedicated to discussing important developments in federal tax procedure and tax administration. Recently, a Forbes article on IRS efforts to go after complex tax shelters linked to a post authored by Prof. Book for the blog.
On Tuesday, May 21st, Professor J. Richard Harvey testified at a hearing, “Offshore Profit Sharing Part 2 (Apple, Inc.), before the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (Senator Carl Levin, Chairman; Senator John McCain, Ranking Member). The Subcommittee will continue its examination of the structures and methods employed by multi-national corporations to shift profits offshore and how such activities are affected by the Internal Revenue Code and related regulations. Read more
The American Bar Association Section of Taxation has named Sean Norton J.D. ’09, LL.M. ’10 a Public Service Fellow for 2011-2013. Norton, currently a lawyer in private practice in Jenkintown, Pa, has committed to two years of tax-related public service. He will be working with Pine Tree Legal Assistance to expand federal tax assistance in Maine and to implement an outreach program to increase the organization’s panel of volunteer tax lawyers and allow the organization to offer services to the mentally ill. As a student, Norton worked in Villanova Law’s federal tax clinic representing low-income taxpayers. The Public Service Fellowships were developed in 2008 to address the need for tax legal assistance, and to foster an interest in tax-related public service among participating individuals. The Fellowships provide funding for the Fellows’ salaries and benefits, as well as law school debt repayment assistance, by means of charitable contributions to the sponsoring organizations. Norton is Villanova’s second ABA Public Service Fellow; Douglas Smith J.D.’02 is currently serving as a 2010-2012 Public Interest Fellow.
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