Graduate Tax Program Breakfast: Steve Kimbell, LLM (Tax) ’98 (Chairman and CEO, Deloitte Tax LLP) (9/12, 10:50 AM)

Please join us for a Graduate Tax Program Breakfast on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 10:50 to 11:50 AM in Lipton Hall, D’Agostino Hall (110 W. Third Street) (*New location due to student interest*).  Each semester, we host roundtable discussions with prominent tax practitioners, moderated by Professor Joshua Blank.  Rather than focusing on substantive tax issues, the guests explain what they do on a daily basis and describe how they chose their professional paths.

Our guest next week will be Steve Kimble, LLM (Tax) ’98.  Mr. Kimble is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Tax LLP with leadership responsibility for more than 10,000 professionals across the United States and India.  His responsibilities also extend across Deloitte’s US operations as a member of the US Executive Committee. In addition, he continues to serve as an active advisory partner for several of Deloitte’s largest, multi-national clients.  His client commitments span financial services, energy, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail where he advises on corporate acquisitions, restructurings, strategic partnerships, and financings. He also focuses on the financial statement reporting of tax items and transactions.  Prior to his appointment as Chairman and CEO, Mr. Kimbell served as the US Specialized Tax Services Leader, overseeing the 4,300 US and USI professionals in the Global Employer Services, International Tax/Transfer Pricing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Multistate Tax Services, and Washington National Tax practices.

This event is only open to NYU Law students (you will receive an email with RSVP information).  We will serve light refreshments during the session.

Fall 2017 Upcoming NYU Graduate Tax Program Events (for students)

  • TAX/INTERNATIONAL TAX LLM JOB SEARCH SKILLS WORKSHOP – For Full-time Tax LLM and International Tax LLM students (Wednesday, August 30th, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall): OCS counselors will review the timing of the search, resources for the job search, and top tips for succeeding in finding your post-LLM job. This event will be videotaped for students who are unable to attend.

 

  • STATE & LOCAL TAX CAREER FORUM (Thursday, August 31st, 6:00-8:00 PM, Furman Hall Room 214): This program will address career opportunities for JD and LLM students interested in pursuing practice in the state & local taxation area.  Scheduled panelists include Helen Hecht (Multistate Tax Commission), Amy Nogid (Mayer Brown), Jeff Saviano (E&Y) and Tom Donnelly (Comcast).  The program will be moderated by Professor Richard Pomp.

 

  • GTP LUNCH SERIES: Steve Kimble, LLM (Tax) ‘97, Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Tax LLP (Tuesday, September 12th, 10:30-11:55 AM, Snow Dining Room, Vanderbilt Hall).  (Each semester, we host the Graduate Tax Program Lunch series, which features roundtable discussions with prominent alumni and small groups of students (up to 25).  Rather than focusing on substantive tax issues, the guests explain what they do on a daily basis and describe how they chose their professional paths).  Details and RSVP info to come.

 

  • 22ND ANNUAL TILLINGHAST LECTURE ON INTERNATIONAL TAXATION (Tuesday, September 19th, 6:00 PM, Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall): This year’s program will feature a presentation by Robert B. Stack, former deputy assistant secretary for tax policy, International Tax, US Treasury Department.  The title of this year’s lecture is “The Multilateral Instrument: Is it a Step Forward?”  A brief reception will follow the lecture.  To register for this event, click here:  https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3K4Y5NrtNjpNbcp .
  • GRADUATE TAX PROGRAM HAPPY HOUR (Thursday, Sept 28, 7:00-8:30 PM, Golding Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall). Please join your classmates for drinks and refreshments in an informal setting.

 

  • 7TH ANNUAL NYU/UCLA TAX POLICY SYMPOSIUM (Friday, October 27th, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Room TBA): This year’s program is titled New Approaches to Calculation and Allocation of the International Tax Base and will take place at NYU Law.  More details to come.

 

We look forward to seeing you at any or all of these events!

Tax Reform:
Perspectives From Across the Nation

Please click here to view our exciting discussion on tax reform, which was hosted at the New York University School of Law and sponsored by The American Bar Foundation, EY, PwC, and Tax Analysts on June 14.

Our panelists include:

  • Ray Beeman, Co-Leader Washington Council, EY
  • Peter Merrill, Principal, PwC
  • Daniel Shaviro, Wayne Perry Professor of Taxation, NYU School of Law
  • Lee Sheppard, Contributing Editor, Tax Analysts’ Tax Notes

Moderated by:

  • Ajay K. Mehrotra, Executive Director & Research Professor, American Bar Foundation

Date: June 14, 2017
Time: 8:30-10:30 A.M.
Location: NYU School of Law- Lipton Hall in D’Agostino Hall
108 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012

 

8th Annual NYU Tax TV Night!: “Tax and Marriage in the Golden Age of Television”

 

8th Annual NYU Tax TV Night!

“Tax and Marriage in the Golden Age of Television”

Hosted by the NYU Graduate Tax Program

Thursday, April 13th, 6:30-8:30 PM

NYU School of Law

Room 204, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South

Next Thursday, April 13th – before (or after) you file your tax returns – please join us for the 8th Annual NYU Tax TV Night!  This year’s event is titled “Tax and Marriage in the Golden Age of Television.”  We will screen three sitcom episodes and one radio show where principal characters encounter tax issues as married couples. The episodes featured are from “The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show” (1951), “The Marriage” (Radio Show, 1954), “The Honeymooners” (1956) and “Occasional Wife” (1966). Professor Lawrence Zelenak, the Pamela B. Gann Professor of Law at Duke Law School, will join us as a special guest speaker and will lead a discussion following the screening.  Refreshments, including popcorn, will be served.

GTP Lecture: “The Case Against Tax Coordination — Lessons from BEPS” (Wed, Apr 5, 12:45 PM )

On Wednesday, April 5 from 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM in Furman Hall Room 334, please join us for a presentation by Mindy Herzfeld, Professor of Tax Practice and Director of the LL.M. in International Tax program at the University of Florida, Frederic G. Levin College of Law.  The title of Professor Herzfeld’s presentation is “The Case Against Tax Coordination – Lessons from BEPS.”  Following Professor Herzfeld’s presentation, Professors Shaviro and Kane (NYU Law) will offer brief comments.

The following is a summary of the article:

In 2013 the OECD, at the behest of the G20, embarked upon an ambitious project of coordinating and harmonizing countries’ international tax rules under the guise of curtailing multinational companies’ cross-border tax planning, generally referred to as base erosion and profit shifting, or BEPS. The project was finalized with great fanfare in November 2015. But the proclamations of success masked real underlying differences between participant countries. I argue that countries’ self-interest largely precluded effective coordination, as a result of which the project’s recommendations merely paper over differences while doing nothing to solve the systemic problems it was seeking to address. For example, while a key stated goal of the project was to align the taxation of profits with value creation, there was no attempt made to define the location of value creation, nor to address the fact that this principle is fundamentally at odds with the arm’s length principle that serves as the backbone of transfer pricing rules.

In characterizing its efforts as a success, the BEPS project may have done more harm than good. New broadly worded anti-abuse rules lend themselves to multiple interpretations, and open the door to unprincipled and aggressive tax agents. But the coordination effort also suffers from more fundamental flaws. Because it seeks to reinforce the existing rules, it never questions whether those rules need updating to lead to a fairer allocation of taxing rights globally. Because coordination efforts necessarily impinge on countries’ sovereignty, they risk benefiting more powerful countries at the expense of smaller and weaker ones. To really address the issues that created the BEPS problem, what is needed is a more comprehensive approach to trying to solve the problems that cause multinational taxpayers to move income and profits to lower taxed jurisdictions, and research into the principles that should form the basis for a system of international taxation.

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About Our Speaker:  Mindy Herzfeld is Of Counsel with Ivins, Phillips & Barker’s Corporate and International Tax practice areas, and has recently been appointed Professor of Tax Practice and Director of the LL.M. in International Tax program at the University of Florida, Frederic G. Levin College of Law.  Since 2014, Mindy has been a Contributing Editor to Tax Notes International, a weekly magazine on tax developments published by Tax Analysts. In that capacity, she has written over 150 articles on international tax policy developments and cross-border transactions, and has also written extensively on U.S. tax reform efforts.  Prior to joining Tax Analysts, Mindy worked at the national tax office and the New York office of a Big 4 accounting firm, where she provided transactional advice to U.S. and foreign multinational corporations, private equity funds, venture capital funds and individuals on a broad range of U.S. and cross-border tax issues. She has advised on the structuring of acquisitions, joint ventures, and dispositions, including spin-offs and has led complex cross-border restructuring projects.  Ms. Herzfeld began her career at the New York office of a global law firm and has also worked as in-house tax counsel at a large automotive manufacturing company.

If you would like to attend this presentation, please RSVP here: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4MgYtyx52iZlHAV .  Light refreshments will be served.

Upcoming Graduate Tax Program Lecture: Rosemary J. Sereti (Deputy Commissioner, IRS LB&I)

On Tuesday, February 21st from 11:45 AM – 12:50 PM in Vanderbilt Hall Room 208, please join us for a special presentation by Rosemary J. Sereti, Deputy Commissioner of the IRS’s Large Business and International (LB&I) Division. Ms. Sereti will describe the structure of this important division and its latest business taxpayer initiatives. She will also answer questions from the audience. Whether you plan to practice in a law or accounting firm or transactional or tax controversy practice, the chance to hear from one of the top IRS officials responsible for business taxpayers will be a valuable experience.

Here is a brief biography: Rosemary J. Sereti is the Deputy Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service’s Large Business and International (LB&I) Division headquartered in Washington, D.C. In this role, she oversees tax administration activities for corporations, subchapter S corporations, and partnerships with assets greater than $10 million and is also responsible for administering the tax law that affects individuals with international activity. Prior to her current executive appointment, Ms. Sereti served as the acting Deputy Commissioner (Domestic) in LB&I. In this role she was responsible for planning, developing, directing, and implementing a comprehensive servicewide tax administration program that enhanced compliance with tax laws, ensured consistency in taxpayer treatment, continuously improved systems and processes and effectively allocated resources to meet servicewide tax administration priorities. Ms. Sereti previously served in other executive positions including the Industry Director for the Financial Services industry headquartered in New York City; Director, International Individual Compliance; Director, Field Operations (Manhattan) for the LMSB Financial Services Industry; and the Deputy Director, Pre-Filing and Technical Guidance.

Our space for this event is limited to 40 students. If you would like to attend, please RSVP here.

Light refreshments will be served. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

NYU International Tax Program Publishes Volume in Celebration of its 20th Year

The International Tax Program of New York University School of Law has celebrated its 20th year with a volume containing a description and brief history of the Program, reminiscences of NYU faculty associated with the Program, a number of texts of the Tillinghast Lectures that mark the intellectual kick-off of the ITP each year, and original articles by foreign professors who have taught in the Program.  The articles range over a wide variety of international tax topics.  There are photos of all twenty of the ITP classes, a list of the members of the ITP advisory board (the Practice Council), and reminiscences by ITP alumni.  The volume can be accessed here.

 

A Conversation About State Aid and the Pending Controversies — Thursday, November 17

A Conversation About State Aid and the Pending Controversies
NYU School of Law
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 218
40 Washington Square South
Thursday, November 17th, 5:00-6:30 PM

Please join us next Thursday, November 17th, 5:00-6:30 PM, in Vanderbilt Hall (40 Wash Sq. So) Room 218, for a discussion of the European Commission State Aid cases. The program will feature: Karl Soukup, Director, Competition Directorate General, European Commission; John Ryan, Matheson (New York); and Harmen van Dam, Loyens & Loeff (Rotterdam). Professor David Rosenbloom will moderate the discussion.

To RSVP, please click here.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be an informative and engaging discussion.

Video Recording: Presidential Candidates’ Tax Plans — October 25, 2016

Graduate Tax Program Lunch Series: Michael Horvitz

GTP Lunch Series — Michael Horvitz, LLM ’80 — Mon, Nov 7th, 12:45 PM

Please join us for our fourth Graduate Tax Program Lunch of the 2016-17 academic year, on Monday, November 7th from 12:45 to 1:45 PM in Vanderbilt Hall Room 202. This lunch series features roundtable discussions with prominent tax practitioners and small groups of students (up to 25). Rather than focusing on substantive tax issues, the guests explain what they do on a daily basis and describe how they chose their professional paths.

Our guest on Monday will be Michael Horvitz, LLM ’80. Michael Horvitz is a retired Partner in the international law firm of Jones Day, where he practiced for more than 30 years in the areas of tax, business transactions and personal planning for privately owned businesses, substantial families and charities. He advised family businesses, trusts, family offices, private investment funds and nonprofit organizations with respect to the relationships among shareholders and partners, governance and charitable planning. Mr. Horvitz has served on the advisory boards of the sponsors of various private investment funds and served as chairman of the board of IMG Worldwide, Inc., a sports marketing, media and athlete representation firm following the death of Mark H. McCormack, the company’s founder, until the company was sold in 2004.

Mr. Horvitz is active in various fiduciary, investment and philanthropic activities. He is chairman of the board of Parkland Management Company, a family investment office. He is a trustee of two family foundations and chairs the Administrative Committee of a group of family charitable foundations. Mr. Horvitz is a trustee of the Cleveland Orchestra, where he chairs the Personnel and Audit Committees and serves on the Executive and Investment Committees. He also serves as a trustee of The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (where he serves on the Finance Committee) and The Frick Collection in New York (where he chairs the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee and serves on the Investment and Executive Committees and as Secretary of the corporation). In addition, he is a member of the Visiting Committee of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He has testified as an expert witness in United States District Court on the duties and responsibilities of trustees of nonprofit organizations and has lectured at a variety of venues on Nazi-era Looting of Art and on Antiquities and Cultural Patrimony issues.

To RSVP, please click here! We hope to see you there!

Video: Global Tax Conference: Divergent Country Views of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

Panel 1: European Commission State Aid Cases
Dan Shaviro (NYU Law) (moderator)
Itai Grinberg (Georgetown Law Center)
Hein Vermeulen (University of Amsterdam)
Dennis Weber (University of Amsterdam)

Click here for video of Panel 1

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM: Coffee Break

Panel 2: Predictive Value of BEPS Country-by-Country Reports
Joshua Blank (NYU Law) (moderator)
Steve Wrappe (KPMG)
David Ernick (PwC)
• Matthew Sambrook (EY)

Click here for video of Panel 2

Panel 3: Less Developed Countries and Tax Treaties
Rick Reinhold (Willkie Farr & Gallagher) (moderator)
Steve Dean (Brooklyn Law School)
Lily Faulhaber (Georgetown Law Center)
Michael Lennard (UN)

Click here for video of Panel 3

Panel 4: US Compliance with the OECD BEPS Project
Mitchell Kane (NYU Law) (moderator)
Stephen Shay (Harvard Law School)
Dennis Weber (University of Amsterdam
• Carlo Garbarino (Bocconi)

Click here for video of Panel 4

The Presidential Candidates’ Tax Plans — October 25, 2016

NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South
Faculty Library (3rd floor)
Tuesday, October 25th, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

On Tuesday, October 25th from 6:00-7:30 PM, the NYU Graduate Tax Program will host a discussion of the presidential candidates’ tax plans, featuring representatives of major Washington DC policy institutions. The panelists will discuss Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s evolving tax plans, their effects on revenues and the distribution of tax burdens, and the pros and cons of different ways of estimating their impact on economic growth.

The panelists are: Chye-Ching Huang (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities); Benjamin R. Page (Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center); and Kyle Pomerleau (Tax Foundation). Professor Lily Batchelder (NYU Law) will moderate the discussion.

To RSVP, please click here. We hope you can join us.

Video Recording: The Proposed Section 385 Regulations Panel – October 13, 2016

Please see below for video recordings of the panel on the Proposed Section 385 Regulations, which was held by the NYU School of Law and IFA on October 13, 2016. The first video shows the slides in the foreground directly next to the speakers. The second video just shows the speakers with the slides in the background.

 

 

Global Tax Conference: Divergent Country Views of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

earthDivergent Country Views of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

NYU School of Law
Va
nderbilt Hall
40 Washington Square South
Friday, October 28th, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Please join us for a day-long conference titled Divergent Country Views of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting. This program will examine multiple national perspectives on international base erosion, profit shifting, and recent anti-abuse efforts. It is part of a global tax conference series co-organized by the Graduate Tax Program of NYU School of Law, the Amsterdam Centre for Tax Law at University of Amsterdam, the University of São Paulo, and the China International Tax Center of the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing (click here for information about prior events in this series).

To RSVP, please click here.

The full schedule of panels and speakers is below:

Morning Session (Vanderbilt Hall Room 210)

7:30-8:00 AM: Registration

8:00 AM: Welcome

8:15 AM – 9:45 AM: Panel 1: European Commission State Aid Cases
Dan Shaviro (NYU Law) (moderator)
Itai Grinberg (Georgetown Law Center)
Hein Vermeulen (University of Amsterdam)
Dennis Weber (University of Amsterdam)

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM: Coffee Break

10:00 – 11:30 AM: Panel 2: Predictive Value of BEPS Country-by-Country Reports
Joshua Blank (NYU Law) (moderator)
Steve Wrappe (KPMG)
David Ernick (PwC)
Reena Bhatt (Geller & Company)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Lunch Break

Afternoon Session (Vanderbilt Hall Room 204)

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Panel 3: Less Developed Countries and Tax Treaties
Rick Reinhold (Willkie Farr & Gallagher) (moderator)
Steve Dean (Brooklyn Law School)
Lily Faulhaber (Georgetown Law Center)
Michael Lennard (UN – by video)

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Coffee Break

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Panel 4: US Compliance with the OECD BEPS Project
Mitchell Kane (NYU Law) (moderator)
Stephen Shay (Harvard Law School)
Dennis Weber (University of Amsterdam
Gustavo Vettori (Fundação Getúlio Vargas)
• Carlo Garbarino (Bocconi)

4:30 PM: Concluding Remarks

THE PROPOSED SECTION 385 REGULATIONS: BRILLIANT TAX POLICY OR TAX POLICY MISSTEP?

Please join us on Thursday, October 13th at 6:00 PM in Vanderbilt Hall, room 210 for a panel discussion titled “The Proposed Section 385 Regulations: Brilliant Tax Policy or Tax Policy Misstep?”, co-hosted by the NYU Graduate Tax Program and the International Fiscal Association USA Branch-NY Region.  The panelists will discuss the proposed regulations under section 385, and the policy issues associated with the use of the regulations to attack inversion transactions and inbound financing strategies.  The panelists are:

–Robert Stack, Deputy Assistant Secretary (International Tax Affairs), U.S. Treasury
–Lucy Farr, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardell LLP
–James Peaslee, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
–Willard Taylor, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP/NYU Law, moderator

The panel discussion will take place from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM and will be followed by a reception from 7:30 -8:30 PM.  Please RSVP here.

GRADUATE TAX PROGRAM LUNCH SERIES: OIL & GAS TAX PRACTICE

Please join us on Monday, October 10th from 12:45 to 1:45 PM in Vanderbilt Hall, room 202 for a special lunch with tax attorneys from ExxonMobil. Professor Denney Wright, who is Senior Tax Counsel, Global Training and Development at ExxonMobil, and who is teaching Oil & Gas Taxation at the Law School, will visit us from Houston. Several of Professor Wright’s colleagues from ExxonMobil will join him. During the lunch we hope to cover three topics: (1) the duties and needs of the in-house tax department of a major corporation, (2) special features of oil & gas tax practice and (3) careers in tax at ExxonMobil. Please RSVP here.

Tax Research Workshop (9/2/16)

TAX RESEARCH WORKSHOP (Friday, September 2, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Furman Hall Room 216)

At this workshop, Professor Blank will provide an overview of helpful tax research strategies and techniques that you can use as students at NYU and during your careers as practicing tax lawyers. He will also provide general advice regarding class and exam preparation. Full-time Tax LL.M. students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Video available here (NYU NetID & password required).

A New Deal for Old Age: Book Discussion with Anne Alstott (April 20th, 12:30 PM)

A New Deal for Old Age:

Toward a Progressive Retirement

A Book Discussion with Anne Alstott

 

NYU School of Law

Vanderbilt Hall, Room 216

40 Washington Square South

Wednesday, April 20, 12:30 – 1:50 PM

Please join us for a presentation by Anne Alstott, the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor in Taxation at Yale Law School, of her recently published book, A New Deal for Old Age: Toward a Progressive Retirement (Harvard University Press, 2016).  An expert in taxation and social policy, Alstott was named a professor at Yale Law School in 1997 and originally named the Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Taxation in 2004. She served as deputy dean in 2002 and 2004 and has won the Yale Law Women teaching award three times. From 2008 to 2011, she was the Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Prior to coming to Yale, she taught at Columbia Law and before that, served as an attorney-advisor in the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Legislative Counsel. Her books include: No Exit: What Parents Owe Children and What Society Owes Parents (Oxford University Press, 2004) and The Stakeholder Society (with Bruce Ackerman, Yale University Press, 1999).

The following is a brief description of the book: “As America’s haves and have-nots drift further apart, rising inequality has undermined one of the nation’s proudest social achievements: the Social Security retirement system. Unprecedented changes in longevity, marriage, and the workplace have made the experience of old age increasingly unequal. For educated Americans, the traditional retirement age of 65 now represents late middle age. These lucky ones typically do not face serious impediments to employment or health until their mid-70s or even later. By contrast, many poorly educated earners confront obstacles of early disability, limited job opportunities, and unemployment before they reach age 65.  America’s system for managing retirement is badly out of step with these realities. Enacted in the 1930s, Social Security reflects a time when most workers were men who held steady jobs until retirement at 65 and remained married for life. The program promised a dignified old age for rich and poor alike, but today that egalitarian promise is failing. Anne L. Alstott makes the case for a progressive program that would permit all Americans to retire between 62 and 76 but would provide more generous early retirement benefits for workers with low wages or physically demanding jobs. She also proposes a more equitable version of the outdated spousal benefit and a new phased retirement option to permit workers to transition out of the workforce gradually.  A New Deal for Old Age offers a pragmatic and principled agenda for renewing America’s most successful and popular social welfare program.”  For more information about the book (including how to order a copy), please click here.

This event will feature a presentation by Professor Alstott, and commentary by Professor Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School for Social Research.  Professor Lily Batchelder, NYU School of Law, will moderate the discussion.

To RSVP, please click here or paste the following in your browser https://nyu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e3QKpQMcxt5acvz .  We hope you will join us for what promises to be a fascinating and engaging discussion.

 

7th Annual NYU Tax Movie Night! (Mon., Apr. 11, 6:30 PM)

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NYU Law Tax Anniversary Celebration (March 24, 2016)

This academic year at NYU Law marks the 70th Anniversary of the Graduate Tax Program and the 20th Anniversary of the International Tax Program.  On Thursday, March 24, 2016, we will host a celebration with alumni, faculty, and current students to commemorate these two significant milestones.    

The formal anniversary program will take place at 5:30 p.m. on March 24 in Greenberg Lounge in Vanderbilt Hall, located at 40 Washington Square South, and will be followed by a reception at approximately 7:00 p.m. 

The speakers at the formal program are:

  • Dean Trevor Morrison
  • M. Carr Ferguson, LLM ‘60
  • Victor Zonana ’64, LLM ‘66
  • John Samuels, LLM ‘75
  • Carlyn McCaffrey ’67, LLM ‘74
  • Noel Cunningham, LLM ‘75
  • Deborah Schenk, LLM ‘76
  • David Rosenbloom
  • Joshua Blank, LLM ‘07

About the Graduate Tax Program:

Founded in 1945, Dean Arthur Vanderbilt saw an opportunity to stake a claim to tax as an emerging field of law. Until the 1940s, tax had been regarded as solely the work of accountants. Vanderbilt envisioned the nation’s first program devoted to the teaching of tax law and policy, and in the process of launching it he helped to elevate NYU School of Law from a small, regional, commuter law school to the top-10 US law school it is today. For 70 years since its founding, the Graduate Tax Program has been the world’s premier platform for launching tax law careers in the nation’s top law firms, accounting firms, multinational corporations, the US government and legal academia.

About the International Tax Program:

Founded in 1996, the International Tax Program is an important component of NYU School of Law’s commitment to legal education for a global economy. The program welcomes approximately 25 students with non-US law degrees each year, many of whom come to their studies at the Law School after gaining experience in government or private practice. NYU School of Law offers the largest and most varied selection of international tax courses available at any US law school, and the program requires advanced courses in US international taxation, tax treaties, international tax policy, tax planning for cross-broader transactions and comparative international tax policy.

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To RSVP, please click here.  We hope you can join us for the celebration!

The NYU Graduate Tax Program

This Web site contains the latest news about events and happenings at the NYU Graduate Tax Program, the preeminent program of its kind. It is a resource for our students, faculty, alumni and anyone interested in learning more about our program.

Here is a link to the main Graduate Tax Program Web site which contains course information, faculty profiles and more.