Tax considerations underlie most transactions and disputes that lawyers confront in practice and, therefore, it is important for all lawyers to gain a basic understanding of this topic. Some students may wish to make tax matters a focus of their professional practice. Tax lawyers engage in counseling clients about structuring deals, advising family-owned businesses on succession planning, and representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service, among other issues. In fact, many lawyers help businesses and individuals comply with complex tax laws and get involved when tax issues require litigation. The basic course in this area is Federal Income Tax.
Estate and Gift Tax
Federal Income Tax
Tax Law: Practice One
Students wishing to represent business clients related to succession planning should take Wills, Trusts, and Future Interests and Estate Planning. Students wishing to represent nonprofit organizations should take the Law of Nonprofit Organizations.