Tax Law

Prepared by Chris Byrne
Updated June 2019

Tax forms

BOOKS

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.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

David, Theodore M., "The Eight Wonders of the Modern Tax Practice World." 23 Practical Tax Lawyer 21 (Spring 2009).

Galler, Linda. "Why Do Law Students Want to Become Tax Lawyers?" 68 The Tax Lawyer 305 (Winter 2015). A law professor profiles the types of students who are drawn to careers in 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.

Lipinski Galland, Stephanie Anne, "SALT: A Rich Legacy and Richer Future." 68 The Tax Lawyer 581(Summer 2015). A brief introduction to--and invitation to learn more about--careers in the dynamic field of state and local tax ("SALT") law.

Parker, Emily A., "Stroke of the Scrivener's Pen: Role of a Tax Planner and Litigator." 69 The Tax Lawyer 477 (Spring 2016). A former managing partner of Thompson & Knight LLP's Dallas office describes, compares, and contrasts the fields of tax planning and tax litigation while reflecting on a career that has spanned both fields. Also discusses ethical considerations specific to the practice of tax law in a private firm setting.

Sontag, Matthew., "Emily and Shane Kiggen's Path to Finding Their Passion for Tax." 35 ABA Tax Times 46 (Aug. 2016). 
A husband and wife detail their careers in tax law. 

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.

ANNUAL CONFERENCES/SYMPOSIA/INSTITUTES

Annual Conference on Taxation. National Tax Association-Tax Institute of America.
Columbus, OH: The Association, 1973 -
KF/6289/A2/N38

Institute on Federal Taxation. New York University.Albany
NY: Banks & Co.,1943 -
KF/6289/A2/I59
Lexis

Major Tax Planning. University of Southern California Law Center.
New York, NY: Matthew Bender, 1948 -
KF/6289/A2/T235
Lexis

Tulane Tax Institute.
New Orleans, 1976 -
KF/6289/A2/T8

Southern Federal Tax Institute.
Atlanta, GA: Southern Federal Tax Institute, Inc., 1965 -
KF/6289/A2/S62

Tax Conference. Marshall-Wythe School of Law.
Williamsburg, 1955 -
KF/6289/A2/T18

UNC Tax Symposium.
Chapel Hill, NC, 1997 -
 
SELECTED JOURNALS

Akron Tax Journal
Westlaw
Lexis
Hein Online: PDF Articles

Florida Tax Review
Westlaw
Lexis
Hein Online: PDF Articles

Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law
Lexis
Westlaw
Hein Online: PDF Articles

New York University Tax Law Review
Lexis

Tax Lawyer
Westlaw
Lexis
Hein Online: PDF Articles

Virginia Tax Review
Westlaw
Lexis
Hein Online: PDF Articles

 
ONLINE SOURCES

To locate attorneys and firms practicing in area of tax law:

A free version is Martindale-Hubbell is available on the web at
http://www.martindale.com

WESTLAW
West's Legal Directory - Taxation

 
ORGANIZATIONS

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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