Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

'There Has Never Been A More Exciting Time To Be A Tax Lawyer'

Lawyer & Statesman 2016 [Intro - Cover1]Guide to Specialty Graduate Law Programs: Taxation, in Lawyer & Statesman (2016):

The wide array of tax plan proposals by this year's presidential candidates [is] as dramatic as it's ever been. Not until November will we know who will move into the White House, and even then, it's unclear how and if our next president would be able to push major tax changes through Congress.

"There has never been a more exciting time to be a tax lawyer," said Paul Caron, professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law and the publisher and editor of TaxProf Blog. ...

Employment prospects will likely remain high, and the field is not subject to booms and busts.

"There are always tax needs, and tax professionals need to meet those needs," Caron said. "It's never really a booming practice, but the upside is it's never really a down practice area."

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Sid: Just curious because I'm closing in on 40 years, what is the biggest change you have seen? My take is doing away with the District Director system was a big mistake. The result has been meaner and more arbitrary decisions made by voices behind the curtain who have little or no accountability.

Posted by: Dale Spradling | Jul 8, 2016 5:54:24 AM

42 years as as a tax lawyer and would do it all over again. Challenging and you will always have a job.

Posted by: Sid | Jul 7, 2016 8:25:57 PM

Was there ever an exciting time to be a tax lawyer?

I love the part of my practice involving tax law, but I've got to say that I've never been in it for the adrenaline rush.

Posted by: ohwilleke | Jul 7, 2016 3:06:55 PM