Tax Faculty at Villanova University School of Law Available as Experts for Media Interviews

Topics of expertise include tax compliance and tax return filing obligations, low income tax issues, off-shore tax evasion and taxation of executive compensation

Villanova, Pa.—As Tax Day 2012 quickly approaches, Villanova University School of Law (VLS) has renowned faculty available to speak to the media as experts in numerous tax-related fields. Further details on individual faculty members, their background and areas of expertise can be found below. To arrange media interviews or learn more about the Villanova University School of Law tax faculty, please contact Kate Johnston, Assistant Director of Media Relations, at 610-519-8333 or kate.johnston@villanova.edu.

Leslie Book, Professor of Law and Director, Graduate Tax Program
Areas of Expertise:
US income tax; state tax; tax compliance and tax return filing obligations; tax cheating; corporate tax; tax policy; tax administration

Book is a national authority on tax procedure, collection due process and issues affecting the low income taxpayer community.  He has written extensively on the relationship of IRS agency actions and broader principles of administrative law, the tax gap and the intersection of tax and poverty law. Book is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and the 2007 recipient of the ABA Tax Section Spragens Pro Bono Award.

Keith Fogg, Professor of Law and Director, Federal Tax Clinic
Areas of Expertise:
  Low income taxation; tax controversy; bankruptcy

Director of VLS’s renowned Federal Tax Clinic, Fogg heads a program that represents approximately 300 low-income individuals and families facing federal tax dispute issues. He also serves as the Chair of the ABA Low Income Taxpayer Committee, which seeks to influence legislation, regulations and other guidance on issues impacting low income taxpayers and low income taxpayer representatives. Fogg has extensive experience with IRS, having worked 30-plus years for the agency’s Office of Chief Counsel prior to joining the VLS faculty.

J. Richard (Dick) Harvey, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Practice
Areas of Expertise:
Tax policy (general), corporate and international tax.  Specific expertise in off-shore tax evasion by individuals, offshore operations by US MNCs and Schedule UTP that requires large corporations to disclose tax issues to the IRS.

A Washington insider, Harvey can speak extensively on hot topics such as off-shore tax evasion and the recently instituted Schedule UTP (Uncertain Tax Position). Prior to joining the Villanova faculty, Harvey served as a senior government tax official in the US Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service during the Reagan, Bush (43) and Obama administrations.

James Maule, Professor of Law
Areas of Expertise:
income tax; individual and business entity tax, specializing in partnership taxation

Author of MauledAgain, one of the most widely read blogs in the tax community, Maule has made major contributions to widely used tax treatises such as Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios, including 501 T.M., Gross Income: Overview and Conceptual Aspects, 503 T.M., Deductions: Overview and Conceptual Aspects, and 507 T.M., Income Tax Liability: Concepts and Calculation.

Joy Mullane,  Associate Professor of Law
Areas of Expertise:
Transfer taxes, including estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer; taxation of executive compensation

At a time when executive compensation packages are under intense scrutiny,  Mullane focuses her scholarship on tax penalties designed to modify corporate and executive pay practices such as the golden parachute rules, 409A relating to nonqualified deferred compensation and section 162(m)’s limit on corporate deductibility of executive compensation.

Linda Vines, Reuschlein Clinical Teaching Fellow
Areas of Expertise:  
Tax Controversy, Low-Income Taxpayer Issues

Linda Love Vines is the Assistant Director of the VLS Federal Tax Clinic.  Prior to joining the VLS clinical faculty in 2003, she served as a Senior Attorney in Tax Litigation in the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service.  As a Counsel attorney, she litigated civil income tax cases before the United States Tax Court.

 Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. The Villanova University School of Law provides broad-based legal education and its award-winning clinics and Lawyering Together Program provide free legal aid to those in need. The School is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the American Association of Law Schools. Notable alumni include:  Hon. Edward Rendell (Former Governor, Pa.), Hon. Marjorie Rendell (Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit), Richard Trumka (President, AFL-CIO), Joseph T. Sebastianelli (President and CEO, Thomas Jefferson Health Systems), Jeffrey S. Moorad (CEO, San Diego Padres) and Michael Holston (Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Hewlett-Packard Company).