Tax Practice

If you are interested in tax practice, you have the opportunity to engage in a broad range of litigation, transactional work and legal counseling in private practice, as in-house counsel, or in public practice. You may decide to pursue a career advising businesses regarding the tax implications of their decisions, to assist individuals with federal, state, local, and international tax problems, to specialize in estate planning and wealth distribution, to work for a federal or state government agency interpreting or enforcing tax law, or to work with the legislature in assisting in the developing and drafting of tax legislation. Whatever direction you want take your tax practice, you will benefit from the rich array of tax courses in both the JD and the LLM curriculum.

For the LL.M. and Masters degree in Taxation Villanova Law also offers these courses in an online format:  LLM / MT


General Courses

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Administrative Law
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Corporate Compliance & Risk Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Decedents’ Estates & Trusts
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employee Benefits
  • Family Law
  • Graduate Tax Courses (available with permission)
  • Health Finance Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Interviewing/Counseling
  • Introduction to Federal Taxation
  • Introduction to Taxation of Business Entities
  • Law of Investment Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Secured Transactions
  • Survey of Business Tax
  • Wealth Tax


Practical Writing Courses

  • Administrative Practice
  • Advanced Legal Writing (6th Semester Legal Writing course)
  • Business Planning
  • Contract Drafting
  • Divorce Practice & Procedure
  • Drafting Business Transactions
  • Family Wealth Planning
  • In-House Counsel
  • Representing Closely Held Business Entities
  • Wealth Planning

Research Paper Courses

  • Advanced Insurance Law
  • Retirement Policy Seminar
  • Securities Litigation
  • Selected Topics in Securities Law




Clinics and Externships