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Friday, March 22, 2013

Ira Shepard Named 2013 Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer

Shepard1Professor Shepard Named 2013 Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer:

The Tax Section Council of the State Bar of Texas has selected University of Houston Law Center Professor Emeritus Ira Shepard as the 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer award. This is the highest award that the Tax Section bestows to honor recipients for their outstanding reputation, expertise and professionalism in the practice of tax law in Texas. ...

Shepard taught at the Law Center from 1975 to 2011 and was a primary force in establishing the school's LL.M. Taxation program. The LL.M. program has just been ranked for the first time nationally at No. 18 in U.S. News & World Report's latest survey. ....

Shepard received his baccalaureate degree from Harvard College in 1958 and his law degree from Harvard University in 1964, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Following graduation, he practiced in New York City with the firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. ...

"He is the single most sought after speaker to provide a yearly tax law update for this course. He is knowledgeable and entertaining – a rare combination," said Tina Green, chair of the Section of Taxation for the State Bar of Texas in announcing the award.

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