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"Michigan has an outstanding tax faculty that gave me the tools I need to better understand the laws of my country, and other countries as well. The excellent legal education pushed me to stay on here and pursue my S.J.D."

– Nicola Sartori, LLM '07, SJD '09


The faculty of the International Tax LLM program consists of the following professors from the Law School.

Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, the Irwin I. Cohn Professor of Law, is director of the International Tax LLM Program. He specializes in international taxation and multinational enterprises, and is widely published in these subject areas. He has served as a consultant on tax competition to the U.S. Treasury and to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and has testified numerous times before Congressional committees on corporate and international tax issues.

J. Phillip Adams is currently of counsel to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. He teaches courses in the area of income taxation of business enterprises, with a focus on taxation of corporations and tax aspects of complex corporate transactions.

David C. Garlock is a principal in the National Tax Department of Ernst & Young in Washington, D.C., specializing in the taxation of financial products, including debt instruments and derivatives.

Yoram Keinan is the chair of the tax practice at Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP in New York, where he specializes in U.S. taxation of financial products and institutions and represents major investment banks and financial institutions in the United States.

Stefan Tucker is a partner at Venable LLP in Washington, D.C. His practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, entity planning, structuring and formation, asset protection and preservation, business transactions, and family business planning and wealth preservation.

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