Our 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.
Mr. Barrett has extensive experience in the areas of general tax planning and global tax minimization and advises on United States federal income tax planning focusing on outbound and inbound international tax issues with a specific emphasis on the taxation of partners and partnerships. He was former director of the Florida Bar Tax Section and is the chair of the Baker & McKenzie's Miami Tax Department. At Miami Law he teaches in the area of International Transactions South America.
Mr. Boyett chairs Holland & Knight's Private Wealth Services Group in South Florida, advises wealthy families throughout Florida on sophisticated estate planning strategies and options, and counsels family businesses on succession planning and tax planning. Additionally, he advises both institutional and individual clients on estate and trust administration issues. At Miami Law, Mr. Boyett teaches in the area of Estate Planning.
Patricia Brown is the Director of Miami Law's Gradate Program in Taxation. She previously worked at the Treasury Department as Deputy International Tax Counsel (Treaty Affairs), and is a recognized expert in the field of international taxation, specializing in tax treaty policy and interpretation and the international taxation of financial products and institutions.
Seth Entin is an attorney at Greenberg Traurig and concentrates his practice in the area of federal income taxation, with an emphasis on international taxation. He speaks regularly at national and international tax conferences and is the Director for International Tax for the Florida Bar Tax Section. At Miami Law he teaches in the areas of International Tax, International Problems and International Tax: Inbound.
Ricardo Escobar works at Ernst & Young Chile and is the Lead Partner for Transaction Advisory Services and the Lead Transaction Tax Partner for South America. Mr. Escobar has extensive tax experience in the public and private sectors and was the Commissioner for the Chilean IRS from 2006-2010. Prior to his appointment as Commissioner, Mr. Escobar held other significant roles such as advisor to the Chilean Ministry of Finance on tax matters, advisor to the Government of Paraguay and delegate on behalf of the Chilean Minister of Finance before the OECD's Committee of Fiscal Affairs. In the private sector, Mr. Escobar previously served as a tax partner at Carey y Cia., the largest law firm in Chile, and as a tax lawyer at Coopers & Lybrand Chile. Mr. Escobar has a law degree from Universidad de Chile and an LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a professor at the School of Law of Universidad de Chile, the most prestigious in Chile, where he has taught Tax Law, Introduction to Economics and International Tax Law. At Miami Law Mr. Escobar teaches in the area of International Transactions South America.
Steven Hadjilogiou works in Baker & McKenzie's Tax Practice Group with a primary focus on general international tax planning, including worldwide tax minimization, state and local tax planning, subpart F planning, treaty issues, general and international tax planning, and general partnership taxation. He has represented a broad spectrum of international and domestic clients – including Fortune 500 companies and major privately held businesses – in their international, outbound tax planning and global tax minimization projects. At Miami Law Mr. Hadjilogiou teaches in the area of Reorganizations.
Kevin M. Hennessey is a retired partner of the Washington National Tax Office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Mr. Hennessey has authored numerous articles for such publications as Tax Advisor, Journal of Bank Taxation, Journal of Taxation, and Practical Tax Strategies. He is the co-author of The Consolidated Tax Return, now in its 6th edition, which is considered the most complete guide to consolidated returns for multi-company groups. At Miami Law Mr. Hennessey teaches in the area of Consolidated Returns.
Professor Hill is Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar for the Profession at Miami Law and teaches and writes in the areas of federal income tax, constitutional law, and election law.
Mark A. Kuller has lectured and written extensively on Federal income tax matters. He was a partner in the firm of McKee Nelson LLP, and before that was a partner in the firm of King & Spalding. Prior to joining King and Spalding, Mr. Kuller served as Special Assistant to the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service and as Attorney-Adviso in the Treasury Department's Office of Tax Legislative Counsel. He has served as adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Kuller holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, a Bachelor of Sciences Degree from New York University, and he is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the California Bar. At Miami Law Mr. Kuller teaches in the area of advanced Partnership Tax.
Professor Langbein is a Professor of Law at Miami Law and teaches in the areas of administrative law, federal income taxation, international tax, banking law, and commercial law.
Erika Litvak is an attorney and shareholder at Greenberg Traurig and specializes in international taxation. She assists both individuals and business entities and is an expert in off-shore income tax and estate planning, expatriation, pre-immigration planning, cross-border transactions, merger and acquisitions, investments of U.S. entities abroad and investments of foreign entities in the U.S. Ms. Litvak also counsels in the establishment of operations in the U.S. and abroad as well as with reporting and compliance issues. At Miami Law she teaches in the area of High Net Worth Individuals.
Professor Manning is Professor of Law and Dean's Distinguished Scholar for the Profession at Miami Law. He has written several books and numerous articles on federal income tax subjects. Professor Manning teaches courses in the areas of taxation, business planning, business associations, and corporate finance.
Gregory May is a U.S. corporate tax partner with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He is a well-known expert in global transactions and acts for companies, financial institutions and sovereign wealth funds. Mr. May frequently writes and speaks on international tax and is a longtime member of the International Fiscal Association's Permanent Scientific Committee and the president elect of its USA Branch. Mr. May has been recognized as a leading tax lawyer in Euromoney's guide to the world's leading tax lawyers and in International Tax Review among other publications. At Miami Law he teaches in the area of International Transactions Europe.
Mr. McCarthy's firm - William Bernard McCarthy, P.A. – concentrates in matters of federal taxation. Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. McCarthy was a partner at Shutts & Bowen LLP and prior to that a Director with KPMG LLP where his practice focused on resolving tax controversies on a wide range of technical and procedural issues. Before joining KPMG, he was an agent and appeals officer with the IRS and a trial attorney with the Chief Counsel's Office of the IRS. At Miami Law Mr. McCarthy teaches in the area of Federal Tax Procedure.
Scott 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, including criminal tax investigations, sensitive civil audits and voluntary disclosures. His areas of expertise include tax crimes, tax litigation, white collar defense and tax controversies. At Miami Law Mr. Michel teaches in the area of Criminal Tax Procedure.
Professor Mundstock is Professor of Law at Miami Law and teaches various courses in the fields of taxation as well as courses in corporate finance and financial accounting for lawyers.
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. He is the author of the treatise International Income Tax and Estate Planning as well as numerous articles on international tax and estate planning matters. At Miami Law Mr. Newton teaches in the area of International Taxation: Inbound.
Leigh Osofsky is an Associate Professor of Law at Miami Law. Her scholarship focuses on tax compliance and uncertainty in tax administration.
Jeffrey L. Rubinger practices in the area of domestic and international taxation. He has been involved in tax planning for cross border mergers and acquisitions, international restructurings and joint ventures, and in the use of financial products in cross-border settings. Mr. Rubinger has experience in a broad range of transactions involving U.S. taxpayers doing business overseas, foreign taxpayers conducting business in the U.S., as well as federal, state and local tax issues involving corporate reorganizations, partnerships, and subchapter S corporations. Currently working in the law offices of Bilzin Sumberg, Mr. Rubinger previously held positions at KPMG and Holland and Knight. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Rubinger practiced as a certified public accountant at a major accounting firm and holds an inactive certified public accountant license from the State of Florida. At Miami Law Mr. Rubinger teaches in the areas of international taxation and financial products.
Nichole D. Scott is a partner at Holland & Knight. Ms. Scott develops and implements various structures for the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next and works with families to ensure that their wealth is preserved for as long as possible. At Miami Law Ms. Scott teaches in the area of Federal Wealth Transfer Tax.
William Sherman, a partner and chair of Holland & Knight's Tax Team, concentrates his practice in the area of domestic and international taxation. He has provided sophisticated tax planning for mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and investments for clients in diverse industries. In addition, Mr. Sherman has experience in a broad range of transactions involving United States investment overseas, foreign investment in the U.S., as well as international, federal, state and local taxation issues. At Miami Law Mr. Sherman teaches in the area of International Taxation: Outbound.
Andrew Tiktin is the Associate Area Counsel with the Internal Revenue Service, Large Business and International Division handling South and Central Florida. He has litigated numerous cases before the United States Tax Court and Bankruptcy Court and handles some of the largest tax controversies in Florida on behalf of the Service. At Miami law Mr. Tiktin teaches in the area of Federal Tax Procedure.
Dana Trier is a retired partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell's Tax Department. His practice at Davis Polk was principally focused on financial transactions and products including convertibles and other complex corporate financial transactions, equity derivatives and structured finance and securitizations. Mr. Trier also engaged in substantial tax planning for corporate mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and spinoffs and structured investment partnerships, including exchange funds, private equity funds, hedge funds and publicly traded partnerships. In addition, he regularly advised offshore funds on international tax issues and had a significant practice in compensation matters.
Christian Wimpissinger is a partner with the international firm of Binder Grösswang and prior to working at Binder he practiced for prestigious firms including Shearman & Sterling, Davis Polk & Wardwell, and KPMG. He specializes in the areas of cross-border restructuring of a multinational group, public offers of various capital markets products, in particular, of structured products, for North-American and British banks. At Miami Law he teaches in the area of International Transactions Europe.
Jennifer Wioncek works in the Tax Practice Group at Baker & McKenzie. She practices mainly in the area of global wealth management, with emphasis on trust and estate planning. Ms. Wioncek is a frequent author and lecturer on tax-related topics. She was the principal author of comments submitted to the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of the Florida Bar Tax Section on proposed Treasury Regulations providing guidance under section 2642(g)(1). She is a two-time recipient of the Florida Bar Tax Section's Chair's Special Merit Award and is recognized as a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers. Ms. Wioncek is active in her community. She regularly volunteers for Legal Lines and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
The Program's new director, 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. Read More
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