Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Former W&L Dean Brant Hellwig To Lead NYU Graduate Tax Program

NYU Law News, Brant Hellwig LLM ’00 to Lead Graduate Tax Program:

HellwigBrant Hellwig LLM ’00 will join NYU Law on January 1, 2022 as professor of tax law and as the new faculty director of the Graduate Tax Program, Dean Trevor Morrison announced on October 1.

Hellwig arrives at NYU Law after serving as dean and professor at Washington & Lee School of Law, and two decades after he began his academic career at NYU Law as an acting assistant professor for tax law. “Brant returns to NYU Law with extensive knowledge of and passion for the Graduate Tax Program,” Morrison said in an email announcement. “Please join me in congratulating him and welcoming him back to the NYU Law community.”

An expert in the field of federal taxation, Hellwig has produced prolific scholarship on a wide range of topics, from the income tax consequences of deferred compensation arrangements to the treatment of family-owned holding companies under the federal estate tax. He recently co-authored two casebooks, one on partnership taxation in 2019 and one on business enterprise taxation in 2020, with Stephen Schwarz and Daniel J. Lathrope. In 2019, he also co-authored a casebook on estate and gift taxation with W&L Law colleague Robert Danforth. In 2015, commissioned by the United States Tax Court, he updated and expanded a seminal treatise on the court’s history and evolving jurisdiction.

At Washington & Lee, Hellwig taught courses on federal income taxation of individuals, partnership taxation, corporate taxation, and estate and gift taxation. Prior to his time at Washington & Lee, Hellwig served as professor of law at the University of South Carolina.

Hellwig received his BS summa cum laude from Wake Forest University in 1994 and his JD magna cum laude from Wake Forest three years later. He worked as an associate at Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. as well as a law clerk for Judge Juan F. Vasquez of the United States Tax Court from 2000 to 2001.

Earning his LLM degree from NYU Law in 2000, he was awarded the Harry J. Rudick Memorial Award for distinction in the Graduate Tax Program, and served as assistant editor of the Tax Law Review while teaching at the Law School in 2001.

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