Fall Information Sessions

Thursday, September 18 at 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 15 at 12:30pm
Tuesday, November 18 at 5:30pm
Thursday, December 4 at 5:30pm

For more information please contact Aracelis Norberto at Aracelis.Norberto@nyls.edu.

Faculty and Administration

Full-Time Faculty

Ann F. Thomas

Otto L. Walter Distinguished Professor of Tax Law and
Director of the Graduate Tax Program
A.B. 1973 magna cum laude, Harvard-Radcliffe
J.D. 1976, Yale Law School

Professor Thomas teaches Individual Income Tax, Corporate Tax, Comparative Tax Law, Business Law Issues in Structuring the Closely Held Enterprise, and the Graduate Tax Program Research and Writing Seminar.

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Alan I. Appel ’76

Professor of Law and Director of the International Tax Program
B.B.A. 1973, Baruch College of the City University of New York
J.D. 1976, New York Law School
LL.M. (Taxation) 1980, New York University

Professor Appel teaches International Tax Planning—Advanced.

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Richard C.E. Beck

Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Graduate Tax Program
B.A. 1963, University of Chicago
Ph.D. 1973, University of Chicago
J.D. 1980, Yale Law School
LL.M. (Taxation) 1984, New York University

Professor Beck teaches Individual Tax, Tax Policy, International Tax, and the Taxation of Property Transactions. He has also taught Corporate & Partnership Tax.

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Wiliiam LaPiana

Rita and Joseph Solomon Professor of Wills, Trusts, and Estates and
Director of Estate Planning, Graduate Tax Program
A.B. 1973 summa cum laude, Harvard University
A.M. 1975, Harvard University
J.D. 1978 cum laude, Harvard University

Professor LaPiana teaches teaches American Legal History, Estate Planning, Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation, Property, Wills, Trusts & Future Interests, and Advanced Wealth Transfer Planning.

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Administration

Aracelis Norberto

Graduate Tax Program Coordinator
Telephone: 212.431.2305
Email: aracelis.norberto@nyls.edu

Adjunct Faculty

John P. Barrie
A.B., 1969, University of California-Los Angeles
J.D. 1972, University of California-Hastings
LL.M. (Taxation) 1973, New York University
Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
Course: Corporate Tax Planning Seminar

Marc S. Bekerman
B.A. 1989, State University of New York at Binghamton
J.D. 1992, Fordham University School of Law
LL.M. (Taxation) 1995, New York University
Fleischman & Bekerman, LLP
Course: Estate Planning

Megan L. Brackney
B.A. 1995, University of Kansas
J.D. 1998, University of Kansas, School of Law
LL.M. (Taxation) 2009, New York University
Associate, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP
Course: Tax Litigation Seminar

Gerard Brew
B.A., 1984, Rutgers University
J.D., 1988, Rutgers University School of Law – Newark
Partner, McCarter & English LLP
Course: New Jersey Estate Administration

Lawrence L. Davidow
B.A. 1968, Queens College of the City University of New York
Ph.D. 1975, Princeton University
J.D. 1984, Columbia University School of Law
LL.M. (Taxation) 1989, New York University School of Law
Senior Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Office of the Chief Counsel, Large and Midsize Business Division
Course: Advance Reorganization

Alan Dixler
B.A., Tufts University
J.D., University of Virginia Law School
LL.M. (Taxation), New York University School of Law
Senior Tax Counsel, Alpharma, Inc.
Course: Taxation of Intellectual Property Transactions

Lawrence S. Feld
B.A. 1964 Queens College of the City University of New York
J.D. 1967, Columbia University School of Law
The Law Office of Lawrence S. Feld
Course: Tax Litigation Seminar

Robert Firestone ’90
B.S. 1977, Brooklyn College
J.D. 1990, New York Law School
LL.M. (Taxation) 1997, New York University
Commissioner, New York City Tax Appeals Tribunal
Courses: State and Local Tax; Tax Procedure and Tax Practice

Jacob I. Friedman ’75
B.A. 1971, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
J.D. 1975 New York Law School
LL.M. (Taxation) 1978, New York University
Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP, Chair of Tax Department
Course: Employee Benefits

Kathleen Grimm ’80
B.A. 1967, Manhattanville College
J.D. 1980, New York Law School
LL.M. (Taxation) 1984, New York University
Deputy Chancellor for Administration and Finance, New York City
Department of Education
Course: Municipal Finance

Emily F. Johnson
B.A. 1969, University of Pennsylvania
J.D. 1974, New York University
Courses: Federal Wealth Transfer Tax: Basic Issues; Wealth Transfer Planning

Michael Kliegman
B.S. 1975, University of Pennsylvania
J.D. 1978, Boston University
LL.M. (Taxation) 1983, Georgetown University
Course: Advanced Corporate Reorganizations

Anna Kozoulina ’00
B.A. 1978, St. Petersburg State University
Ph.D. 1985, St. Petersburg State University
J.D. 2000, New York Law School
LL.M. (Taxation) 2001, New York University School of Law
Office of Chief Counsel, IRS Manhattan
Courses: Tax Procedure and Tax Practice; Taxation of Financial Instruments

Lynn Halpern Lederman
B.A. 1990, University of Pennsylvania
J.D. 1993, Duke University School of Law
Associate Fiduciary Counsel, Legacy Planning Department, Bessemer Trust
Course: Federal Wealth Transfer Tax, Basic Concepts

Marc M. Lewis ’95
B.A. 1991, New York University
J.D. 1995, New York Law School
LL.M. (Taxation) 1996, Georgetown University Law Center
Senior Vice President – Diageo Corporation
Course: International Transfer Pricing Seminar

Gary B. Mandel
B.S. 1985, Brooklyn College
M.B.A. 1990, Pace University
J.D. 1994, St. John’s University
LL.M. (Taxation) 1996, Georgetown University
Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP
Course: Problems of Timing

Phillip Michaels ’76
B.A. 1972, University of Notre Dame
J.D. 1976, New York Law School
LL.M.(Taxation) 1981, New York University
Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
American College of Trusts and Estates Council, Fellow
Course: Seminar on Tax Planning for the Family Business

David T. Moldenhauer
A.B. 1981, Princeton University
J.D. 1986, New York University
Partner, Clifford Chance US LLP, Head of US Tax Practice
Course: International Taxation of Businesses and Entities

Lisa A. Padilla
B.A. 1983, Boston University
J.D. 1988, Boston University School of Law
LL.M. (Taxation) 1993, Boston University School of Law
Courses: Wealth Transfer: Basic Tax Issues; Business Law Issues in Structuring the Closely Held Enterprise

Russell J. Pinilis
B.A. 1991, Franklin and Marshall College
J.D. 1996, New York University
LL.M. (Taxation) 2000, New York University
Partner, O’Melveney & Myers LLP
Course: Private Equity Funds

Elliot Pisem
B.A. 1975, Columbia University
J.D. 1978, Columbia University, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Partner, Roberts and Holland LLP
Course: Tax Planning for Real Estate Transactions Seminar

Steven Plotnick
B.B.A. 1986, University of Miami
J.D. 1989, Fordham University
LL.M.(Taxation) 1994, New York University
IBE Trade Corporation
Course: Federal Income Tax: Partnerships

George Pompetzki
B.A. 1975, Seton Hall University
J.D./M.B.A. 1983, Rutgers University
M.S. (Taxation) 1986, Seton Hall University LL.M.(Taxation) 2006, New York Law School
Vice President Taxes, sanofi-aventis
Course: Advanced Corporate Reorganizations

Carmen N. Presinal-Roberts
B.A. 1997, Hunter College
J.D. 2000, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
LL.M. (Taxation) 2009, New York Law School
Attorney, IRS Office of Chief Counsel
Course: Federal Income Partnership

John J. Reddy, Jr. ’79
B.S. 1976, Fordham College
J.D. 1979, New York Law School
Partner, Bekerman and Reddy, LLP
Course: Estate Administration

Tracy Christen Reimann
B.A. 1984, Long Island University, College of Arts & Science
J.D. 1987, Brooklyn Law School
LL.M. (Taxation) 2000, New York University
Partner, Karlen, Stolzar & Reimann, LLP
Course: Federal Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates

Luis Rodriguez Jr. ’99
B.S. 1985, Long Island University
M.B.A. 1995, Baruch College of the City University of New York
J.D. 1999, New York Law School
LL.M. (Taxation) 2010, New York Law School
General Practitioner representing small businesses and non-profits; structured finance: OTC Derivatives
Courses: Taxation of Financial Products; Problems of Timing

Gideon Rothschild ’80
B.B.A. 1973, Baruch College of the City University
of New York
J.D. 1980, New York Law School
Partner, Moses and Singer
Fellow, American College of Trusts and Estates Council
Course: Advanced Wealth Transfer Planning Seminar

Michael P. Ryan
B.A. 1975, University of Notre Dame
J.D. 1979, Fordham University School of Law
Head of Trusts and Estates Department at Cullen and Dykman, LLP
Courses: New York Wills Practice; Federal Wealth Transfer Tax, Basic Concepts

David Samuels
A.B. 1974, Harvard University
J.D. 1978, Harvard University
LL.M. (Taxation) 1985, New York University
Partner, Duval & Stachenfeld, LLP
Course: Charitable Organizations

Rosalie Sanderson
B.S. 1971, University of Central Arkansas
M.A. 1973, University of Arkansas
M.L.S. 1975, University of California, Berkeley
J.D. 1986, University of Florida College of Law
Professor of Legal Research; Instruction
and Automation Librarian, New York Law School
Course: Graduate Tax Program Research and
Writing Seminar (Coteacher)

Paul Schneiderman
B.A., 1985, The American University, School of Government and Public Administration
J.D., 1988, State University of New York at Buffalo
Associate Area Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
Courses: Tax Procedure and Tax Practice; Problems of Timing

Eileen Caufield Schwab
B.A. 1965, Hunter College
J.D. 1971, Columbia University
Partner, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood
American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, Fellow
Course: Advanced Wealth Transfer Planning Seminar

Linda J. Sosnowitz ’73
B.A. 1969, Smith College
J.D. 1973, New York Law School
Partner, Stapper & Van Doren
Course: Estate Planning

Steven Tillem
B.S.B.A. 1986, Washington University
J.D. 1992, Fordham University
Senior Attorney, Office of the Chief Counsel Internal Revenue Service
Course: Taxation of Financial Instruments

Jacqueline Valouch ’95
B.A. 1986, State University of New York at Albany
J.D. 1995, New York Law School
Vice President and Charitable Planning Consultant, Fidelity Charitable Services
Course: Charitable Organizations

Jack Williams
B.A., 1982, University of Oklahoma
J.D. 1985, George Washington University
Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law
Director, BDO Seidman, LLP, New York
Courses: Bankruptcy and Workouts: Tax Issues; Federal Income Tax: Individual