Paul L. Caron

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Death of Dan Posin

Dposin_1 I am sorry to bring you the new of the death of Daniel Q. Posin, Judge René H. Himel Professor of Law at Tulane.  I am reprinting (with permission) an email sent today to the Tulane community by Dean Lawrence Ponoroff:

I received a call this morning to let me know that Dan Posin slipped into a coma last night and, shortly thereafter, peacefully passed away. He was with his family and close friends at the end. Arrangements for a service have not yet been finalized, but it is likely to happen on Saturday. I will let you know as soon as I have further information. I know you all join me in extending our deepest sympathies to Dan’s family. It is a terrible loss.

Here is Dan's bio from the Tulane web site:

Daniel Q. Posin is the Judge René H. Himel Professor of Law. His areas of scholarship and teaching are corporate law, alternative dispute resolution of business problems, and tax law. He is the author of Corporate Tax Planning: Takeovers Leveraged Buyouts and Restructurings, and the co-author of The Hornbook on Federal Income Taxation, 6th edition. Professor Posin has served as Special Counsel to the Corporate and Securities Section of the leading New Orleans law firm of Jones Walker. He also regularly mediates business and commercial disputes. Professor Posin is an arbitrator with the National Association of Securities Dealers, where he has served as a panel chair. He is also an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association.

I will provide more details as they become available.

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I am shocked and saddened by this - I didn't know his health was in bad shape, but I hadn't seen him in 6 years. He was one of my very favorite professors at Tulane Law, except that he always gave multiple choice tests, and I'm not good at them, so I never made above a B in any of the classes I took with him. He was a delightful professor, very accessible to the students, he would always make sure to tell us the interesting, gossipy stories about the cases we were reading. He always had a smile, and his eyes still had a spark in them when I knew him. He will definitely be missed.

Posted by: Just Some Chick | Apr 20, 2006 10:41:37 AM