Faculty: Taxation LL.M.

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Miami Law’s graduate tax faculty includes leading academics and practitioners who combine teaching with practical knowledge accumulated over years of experience at the most sophisticated levels of tax practice. They come to Miami Law to participate in the Tax program's "Under the Palms" Speaker Series in which Director Patricia A. Brown discusses the latest tax trends with them and U.S. and European tax experts.

In addition, the faculty consists of full-time professors with substantial experience in private and public tax practice, and top local, national and international experts as adjunct professors.

FACULTY LISTING

John Anzivino is a principal at Kaufman Rossin and leads the firm’s estate, trust, and exempt organizations practice. With more than 45 years of experience in the estate and trust field, he has advised a wide range of clients on complex estate and gift planning strategies.

Luis E. Arritola is the Internal Revenue Service's Appeals Team Manager (Domestic Income Tax) for South Florida and Ohio. He is a member of the Florida Bar, American Bar Association, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Arritola's government service spans more than 35 years and has covered all areas of federal taxation, including international and estate and gift taxes.  

James Barrett, Chair of the Baker & McKenzie's Miami Tax Department has extensive experience in the areas of general tax planning and global tax minimization.  

Professor William S. Blatt, Professor of Law, previously served as legislation counsel for the Joint Committee on Taxation, United States Congress and teaches in the areas of taxation and legislation. 

Christopher W. Boyett, Chair of Holland & Knight's Private Wealth Services Group, advises wealthy families throughout Florida on sophisticated estate planning strategies and options. 

Patricia A. BrownDirector of the Taxation LL.M. and Taxation of Cross-Border Investment LL.M. Programs, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of international taxation. She is best known for overseeing and coordinating the U.S. tax treaty program as the Treasury Department's Deputy International Tax Counsel (Treaty Affairs).

Ricardo Escobar, Partner at Bofill Escobar Abogados in Santiago, Chile, has tax experience in the public and private sectors and was the Commissioner for the Chilean IRS from 2006-2010. 

Sergio Garcia-Pages, Senior Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Large Business & Internal Division, South Florida. 

Steven Hadjilogiou works in Baker & McKenzie's Tax Practice Group with a primary focus on general international tax planning. 

Kevin Hennessey, a retired Partner of the Washington National Tax Office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, has authored numerous articles for leading tax publications.

Professor Frances R. Hill, Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar for the Profession, teaches and writes in the areas of federal income tax, constitutional law, and election law. 

Reed Hollander is a Partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP where he focuses in the area of state and local taxation.

Richard Josepher is a shareholder in the law firm of Gutter Chaves Josepher Rubin Forman Fleisher Miller P.A. in Boca, Raton, Florida. 

Professor Stanley Langbein, Professor of Law, served as law clerk to Judge John Minor Wisdom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and as attorney/advisor in the Office of International Tax Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. 

Summer Ayers LePree is a Partner in Bilzin Sumberg's Tax Group who advises clients on international restructurings, treaty planning techniques, and other international and domestic corporate and partnership tax matters.  

William Lu is a Partner and member of the tax department in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. His practice covers tax related issues in financial products and various international tax matters. 

Charles H. Mercer, Jr.a Partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP in Raleigh, has represented clients before North Carolina state and federal courts and administrative boards and commissions.  

Scott D. Michel is the President of Caplin & Drysdale and is internationally recognized for his extensive experience in handling matters arising from the U.S. government's recent crackdown on undeclared foreign accounts. 

William H. Newton, III is a counselor and advisor to law firms, accounting firms, and international trust companies regarding international tax and estate planning matters. 

Professor Leigh Osofsky, Professor of Law, focuses on various aspects of taxation and policy.

Professor Thomas A. Robinson, Professor of Law, has taught courses in estate planning, estate and gift taxation, corporate taxation, future interests, legal accounting and commercial law.

Mark Scott is an estate and trust services principal at Kaufman Rossin. He focuses on creating and implementing intricate estate and gift planning strategies, leveraging the applicable exclusion, for clients in various industries. In addition to developing estate plans, Mr. Scott provides clients with trust tax planning as well as estate and gift tax return examination services. 

Jeffrey L. Rubinger, is a Partner in Bilzin Sumberg's Tax Group and practices in the area of domestic and international taxation. 

Nichole D. Scott is a Partner at Holland & Knight. She develops and implements various structures for the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next.

William Sherman, a Partner and Chair of Holland & Knight's Tax Team, concentrates his practice in the area of domestic and international taxation. 

Andrew Solomon is a Partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Tax Group. He has a broad-based practice, involving both tax planning and dispute resolution. 

Andrew M. Tiktin is the Associate Area Counsel with the Internal Revenue Service, Large Business and International Division handling South and Central Florida. 

Dana L. Trier is a retired Partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell's Tax Department. His practice was focused on financial transactions and products including convertibles and other complex corporate financial transactions, equity derivatives and structured finance.  Mr. Trier is the Distinguished Visiting Professor from Practice in Miami Law's Tax LL.M. Program.

Christian Wimpissinger is a Partner with the international firm of Binder Grösswang. He specializes in the areas of cross-border restructuring of a multinational group, and public offers of various capital markets products.

Jennifer J. Wioncek is a Partner in the Tax Practice Group at Bilzin Sumberg. She practices mainly in the area of international taxation, with emphasis on trust and estate planning for ultra high net worth individuals.


SPECIALIZED COURSE: “Representing High Net Worth Individuals

This course is taught by these top practitioners:

Jennifer Wioncek, Bilzin Sumberg
Arthur Dichter, Berkowitz Pollack Brant
Seth Entin, Greenberg Traurig
Stewart Kasner, Baker McKenzie
Alan Lederman, Gunster
Ozzie Schindler, Greenberg Traurig

Michael G. Pfeifer, Caplin Drysdale
Michael Rosenberg, Packman Neuwahl Rosenberg, P.A.
Hal Webb, Bilzin Sumberg
Robert Moore, Baker & McKenzie
Ruben Gotlieb, GrayRobinson
Todd Rosenberg,  Packman Neuwahl & Rosenberg, P.A.

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University of Miami School of Law
Graduate Program in Taxation
1311 Miller Drive, Room B-350
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Tel: 305-284-5567
Fax: 305-284-9107
E-mailtaxllm@law.miami.edu

MEET THE DIRECTOR

Patricia Brown
Patricia Brown, is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of international taxation, with specialties in tax treaty policy and the international taxation of financial products and institutions. 

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Admissions Information
Apply Now
Request Information

CONTACT INFORMATION

University of Miami School of Law
Graduate Program in Taxation
1311 Miller Drive, Room B-350
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Tel: 305-284-5567
Fax: 305-284-9107
E-mailtaxllm@law.miami.edu

MEET THE DIRECTOR

Patricia Brown
Patricia Brown, is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of international taxation, with specialties in tax treaty policy and the international taxation of financial products and institutions.