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Kahn, Douglas A.

Paul G. Kauper Professor of Law

409 Hutchins Hall
734.647.4043
E-mail dougkahn@umich.edu

Douglas A. Kahn, the Paul G. Kauper Professor of Law, teaches courses that include Tax Planning for Business Transactions, Taxation of Individual Income, Corporate Taxation, Partnership Tax, and Legal Process. He coauthored two casebooks, one on corporate taxation and one on taxation of transfers of wealth, as well as several textbooks on those subjects and on individual income taxation. A coauthored book, Federal Income Tax, was published in 2011, and another coauthored book, Principles of Corporate Taxation, was published in 2010. His recent articles have included "Tax Consequences When a New Employer Bears the Cost of the Employee's Terminating a Prior Employment Relationship" (coauthored), published in the Florida Tax Review; "Prevention of Double Deductions of a Single Loss: Solutions in Search of a Problem" (coauthored), published in the Virginia Tax Review; "The Taxation of a Gift or Inheritance from an Employer," published in The Tax Lawyer; and "A Proposed Replacement of the Tax Expenditure Concept and a Different Perspective on Accelerated Depreciation," published in the Florida State University Law Review. Prior to beginning his academic career, Prof. Kahn practiced in Washington, D.C., and served as a trial attorney with both the civil and tax divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice. A graduate of the University of North Carolina and of The George Washington University Law School, he joined the Law School faculty in 1964.

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​Co-author. Federal Income Tax: A Student's Guide to the Internal Revenue Code. 7th ed. J. H. Kahn, co-author. New York: Foundation Press, Forthcoming.​​

"A Proposed Replacement of the Tax Expenditure Concept and a Different Perspective on Accelerated Depreciation." Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 41, no. 1 (2014): 143-58.
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"Time for Radical Change in Legal Education: Students would Save Three Years of Tuition if They Could Enter Law School after Their Freshman Year." National L. J. (2013): 42. (Published online May 20, 2013. Also published under the same title in New Jersey Law Journal (May 27, 2013 and June 17, 2013) and Texas Lawyer (May 24, 2013).)

"Sales Between a Partnership and Non-Partners." Tax Notes 136, no. 7 (2012): 827-32.
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Co-author. "Retirees Beware: Don't Worry About the British, 'Taxmageddon' is Coming." L. W. Waggoner, co-author. Law Quad. Notes 55, no. 2 (2012): 50-1. (Adapted from "Retirees Beware: Don't Worry About the British-- 2013 is Coming." L. W. Waggoner, co-author. Tax Notes 136, no. 1 (2012): 107-12.)
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Co-author. "Retirees Beware: Don't Worry About the British, 2013 is Coming." L. W. Waggoner, co-author. Tax Notes 136, no. 1 (2012): 107-12.
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"Contribution of a Built-In Loss to a Partnership." Tax Notes 136, no. 5 (2012): 571-7.
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