Paul L. Caron

Saturday, December 16, 2006


The Boston University Graduate Tax Program, established in 1959 as one of the first graduate tax programs in the nation, continues to be one of the best. It consistently ranks among the Top 10 tax programs. The program offers a broad and diverse curriculum, with five required courses and 33 electives and concentrations in three areas:

        • Business Tax
        • Estate Planning
        • International Tax   

Bu_logo_finalIn this five part series, TaxProf Blog will profile Boston University's full-time Graduate Tax Faculty.


Feld_1 A member of the faculty since 1971, Alan L. Feld has testified before a number of congressional committees on issues surrounding tax laws. Before coming to Boston University, he practiced tax and corporate law at two New York firms: Barrett Knapp Smith & Schapiro and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.


Professor Feld is the co-author of a major corporate tax casebook, Federal Income Taxation of Corporate Transactions, and Patrons Despite Themselves: Tax Payers and Arts Policy. In addition, he is the author of Tax Policy and Corporate Concentration. He has been published in the nation’s leading tax law journals, and his most recent written works include Preserving Basis After Redemption (Tax Notes), Rendering Unto Caesar or Electioneering for Caesar? Loss of Church Tax Exemption for Participation in Electoral Politics (Boston College Law Review), and Congress and the Legislative Web of Trust (Boston University Law Review). He has written articles on tax issues for Newsweek and The Washington Post, as well.

Over the years, Professor Feld has taught a number of courses at Boston University in the areas of tax law, law and the arts, nonprofit organizations and legislative process. In 2002, he received the School’s Michael Melton Award for Teaching Excellence. In addition to his responsibilities at Boston University, he has served as a Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard University, the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania, and as Professor-in-Residence at the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service. Professor Feld served as Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute project on Principles of the Law of Nonprofit Organizations from 2000 to 2004 and now serve on the Advisers group.

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