April 14, 2011
Soled Reviews Regulation of Tax PracticeJay A. Soled (Rutgers Business School) reviews Regulation of Tax Practice (LexisNexis, 2010), by Linda Galler (Hofstra) & Michael B. Lang (Chapman), part of our Graduate Tax Series, in 131 Tax Notes 201 (Apr. 11, 2011)
Aside from the clarity of organization and careful selection of case material, the textbook's fundamental strength undoubtedly rests in its practical, highly relevant questions, strategically placed throughout each chapter. Sometimes textbooks contain arcane questions that while heuristic in nature, are utterly impractical. This textbook is just the opposite: Its examples are practical in nature, evidencing that its authors are immersed in practice themselves, had the assistance of others who are so immersed, or a combination of both. Students who struggle with discerning the answers to these problems will no doubt be the benefactors of that struggle. In responding to the problems posited, professors have the luxury of using a well-prepared teacher's manual that shares the authors' perspectives and supplies proposed solutions.
I am the Series Editor of the Graduate Tax Series, which is the first and only series of course materials designed for use in tax LL.M. programs:
- More focus on Internal Revenue Code and regulations, less on case law
- Analysis of complex, practice-oriented problems of increasing sophistication
- Teacher’s manual with solutions to problems and other guidance
- On-line access to the comprehensive and current Code and regulations, designed to complement the book
Six other books in the Series are also available for adoption:
- Civil Tax Procedure (2d ed. 2007), by David Richardson (Florida), Jerome Borison (Denver), and Steve Johnson (UNLV).
- Employee Benefits Law: Qualification Rules and ERISA Requirements (2006), by Kathryn Kennedy (John Marshall) & Paul Shultz (Director, Employee Plans Rulings & Agreement, IRS)
- Federal Tax Accounting (2d ed. 2011), by Mona Hymel (Arizona), Michael Lang (Chapman) & Elliot Manning (Miami)
- Partnership Taxation (2d ed. 2008), by Richard Lipton (Baker & McKenzie, Chicago), Paul Carman (Chapman & Cutler, Chicago), Charles Fassler (Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald, Louisville) & Walter Schwidetzky (Baltimore)
- Tax Crimes (2008), by Steve Johnson (UNLV), Scott Schumacher (Washington), Larry Campagna (Adjunct Professor, Houston) & John Townsend (Adjunct Professor, Houston).
- United States International Taxation (2d ed. 2011), by Allison Christians (Wisconsin), Samuel Donaldson (Washington) & Philip Postlewaite (Northwestern)
Other forthcoming books in the Series are:
- Estate and Gift Taxation, by Robert Danforth (Washington & Lee) & Brant Hellwig (South Carolina)
- Federal Corporate Income Taxation, by Charlotte Crane (Northwestern) & Linda Beale (Wayne State)
- Federal Taxation of Property Transactions, by Elliott Manning (Miami) & David Cameron (Northwestern)
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I will be happy to take a look at the tax accounting volume. I teach in a tax MBA program and have not been too happy with the available tax accounting texts. Once you realize that tax acounting underlies all of the book/tax differences, SEC reserves, FIN 48, and most tax planning opportunities, my students find it less boring.
Posted by: Ed D | Apr 15, 2011 10:29:11 AM