Prof. Nicole Appleberry's research and teaching interests focus on the legal issues involved when vulnerable populations are caught up in systems beyond their experience and meaningful control—thus the intersection of tax law with other specialties such as poverty, disability, immigration, and domestic violence law, as well as new opportunities to use traditional corporate entities (both profit and nonprofit) in the service of individuals and communities worldwide, with maximum tax efficiency. Prof. Appleberry was an assistant prosecuting attorney in Livingston County, Michigan, from 1995 to 1999, focusing on juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, and child abuse and neglect. She is currently of counsel at Ferguson & Widmayer, P.C. in Ann Arbor, specializing in tax-related matters. She is a Washtenaw County-approved civil mediator, chair of the Practice and Procedure Committee of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of Michigan, and served as co-chair of the Taxation Section of the Washtenaw County Bar Association. She earned her BA (English, with honors, 1988) and JD (1994) from the University of Michigan, and her LLM (taxation, 2000) from Wayne State University.