Prepared by Chris Byrne
Updated February 2013
Careers in Tax Law: Perspectives on the Profession and What It Holds for You, John Gamino and Robb A. Longman, Chicago: American Bar Association Taxation, 2009.
KF 299.T3 C37
This work presents a series of miniature autobiographies by a broad cross section of working tax professionals. Each autobiography stands as a unique story of paths taken, choices made, and lessons learned.
Vault Guide to Tax Law Careers, by Shannon King Nash, New York: Vault, 2004.
KF 299 .T3 N37 in OCS
Vault, the popular career information website, has published this guide providing the "scoop" on employment in the tax law industry. The author is a practicing tax attorney.
Taylor, Steven. T., "Finding Passion in Taxes: An Enthusiastic Attorney Serves National Clients From Small Firm." 31 Of Counsel 3 (Feb. 2012).
This article contains an interview of an attorney who specializes in state and local tax law.
Hu, Robert H., "A Resource Guide to Tax Law Careers", 22 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 113 (Spring 2003). (Available in law library workroom -- ask librarian for access.)
This guide is designed to assist law students as attorneys in the pursuit of careers in tax law. Print and online resources are listed.
Stansky, Lisa., "Hot Practice: Tax Law Affects Many Areas of Legal Practice", 28 Student Lawyer 11 (April 2000). Details different forms of contermporary tax practice & how tax issues are relevant to lawyers.
Tucker, Stefan F., "The Evolving Nature of Tax Practice (Surviving in a Multi-Disciplinary World)", 46 William and Mary Tax Conference tab 11 (2000). (Available in law library -- KF6289 .A2 T18 46th 2000 (STACKS)).
Emphasizes need for tax lawyers to think in terms of "multidisciplinary practice"- globalization and the expansion of other professions (esp. accounting) into areas formerly reserved for tax lawyers. Also touches on the strong need for self-regulation.
Annual Conference on Taxation. National Tax Association-Tax Institute of America.
Columbus, OH: The Association, 1973 -
Institute on Federal Taxation. New York University.Albany
NY: Banks & Co.,1943 -
Major Tax Planning. University of Southern California Law Center.
New York, NY: Matthew Bender, 1948 -
Tulane Tax Institute.
New Orleans, 1976 -
Southern Federal Tax Institute.
Atlanta, GA: Southern Federal Tax Institute, Inc., 1965 -
Tax Conference. Marshall-Wythe School of Law.
Williamsburg, 1955 -
The Journal of the American Taxation Association
To locate attorneys and firms practicing in area of tax law:
sample search: practice(tax!) and state(virginia) and law-school(william and mary)
A free version is Martindale-Hubbell is available on the web at
West's Legal Directory - Taxation: WLD-TAX
sample search: geo(virginia) and ed("william and mary")
American Bar Association Section of Taxation
This organization has more than 40 active committees that cover every conceivable tax area. It sponsors a variety of CLE programs and publishes scholarly as well as a news publication.
American Taxation Association
The ATA promotes excellence in tax education, research, and practice through programs and publications.
Institute for Professionals in Taxation
IPT fosters education of corporate property and sales tax representatives, attorneys, appraisers, consultants, and accountants who represent corporate taxpayers.
National Association of Tax Practitioners
NATP is a nonprofit professional association dedicated to excellence in taxation and financial related services.
National Tax Association
NTA promotes nonpartisan academics, study of taxation by disseminating research through publications and conferences.
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