Paul L. Caron

Monday, June 8, 2015

Death Of Len Terr

TerrLeonard B. Terr, a tax partner at Baker & McKenzie (Washington, D.C.), died last Tuesday at the age of 69.  Here part of the obituary in the Washington Post:

Len is survived by his wonderful family of which he was tremendously proud: his wife, Linda, his children, Jessica, Jeremy, Amanda and Ashley, and his two beautiful grandsons, Evan and Nate.

Len was born in Atlantic City, NJ, and grew up in Philadelphia where he graduated from LaSalle College in 1967. He went on to obtain his A.M. and Ph.D. from Brown University in 1968 and 1971 respectively. Before taking up law, he was an instructor in English at Brown University, and an assistant professor of English at Wayne State University and Elmira College. ... His poetry was published in numerous literary publications. Len consistently reflected in his daily life this diverse and deep background in the arts, and shared it with friends and colleagues through his charming wit and eloquence.

Len turned his career to the law and obtained his J.D. from Cornell University in 1975. He clerked for Chief Judge Wilson Cowen at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit after law school. Fortunately for the tax world, he then began his exceptional career as a tax lawyer at Sutherland, Asbill and Brennan in Washington where he became a partner. In 1987, Len accepted the prestigious position of International Tax Counsel at the U.S. Treasury Department where he served as the highest ranking international tax attorney in the U.S. government for two years. ...

Len joined the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie as a partner in Washington, DC, in July 1989. Len is the Immediate Past Chair of the Firm's North American Tax Practice Group, a position he held for six years. ...

Len has led the renowned Washington International Tax Study Group since 1990. He proudly served for many years as an adjunct professor of international tax law in the graduate program at the Georgetown University Law Center. Just last month, Len was chosen to receive the Charles Fahy Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award for Georgetown's graduate law program for the 2014-2015 year in recognition of his exceptional service to the Georgetown Law Center in teaching, curriculum development, and student counseling. ...

A memorial service to honor Len is being arranged and details will be announced in the immediate future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Georgetown Law (Georgetown's secure online giving site, designated as "Len Terr Memorial Gifts").

(Hat Tip:  George Yin.)

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