Paul L. Caron

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tax Prof Wedding: Tessa Davis

WeddingContinuing a joyous TaxProf tradition (see individual wedding links below):  Tax Prof Tessa Davis (South Carolina) and Jon Huggett were married on March 11:

We held the wedding at a beautiful old home by a pond just outside of Columbia, South Carolina. As my position at South Carolina was what brought us here from New Orleans (where we met) it was really meaningful to get married in our new home city. A number of Jon's friends from New Orleans stood up with him, as did his brother. My side consisted of five bridesmaids and two bridesmen, all friends from childhood or college. The day, though a bit chillier than expected, was perfect. We had about 100 guests made up of family and friends from the many places we've lived. The ceremony was wonderfully true to us and officiated beautifully by my brother (a law prof at UC-Irvine). There was a even a Code head joke! We couldn't have hoped for a better celebration!

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March 16, 2017 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Weddings, Tax Profs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tax Profs Christine Allie And Stuart Lazar Find Love At AALS, Marry At Tax Court

WaPoWashington Post, On Love: Christine Allie & Stuart Lazar:

It took only an hour with Christine Allie to convince Stuart Lazar that she was someone special. He knew he had to make their first date extraordinary, but how?

Buffalo, N.Y., his home base at the time, just wouldn’t cut it. So, he decided to email Christine a round-trip ticket to Paris.

“It was a chance, but it was worth it,” Stuart says. “And I’d do it again with her in a heartbeat.”

The two tax law professors — Christine teaches at the Delaware Law School at Widener University and Stuart at the SUNY Buffalo Law School — had met in Washington at an Association of American Law Schools conference in early January 2015. They connected during a cocktail hour for attendees at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. ...

Christine, 36, and Stuart, 47, chatted briefly before they shook hands and went their separate ways. Later that night, he sent her a short message on LinkedIn, saying how great it was meeting her. She responded quickly and invited him for drinks the next evening with colleagues at Clyde’s in Chinatown. ...

The couple exchanged vows Nov. 14 at the U.S. Tax Court in Washington. “It was my first choice,” Stuart says. “The whole [wedding] is inspired by what we’ve done. We are both tax professors who practice tax law and met here in Washington. It all came together, and we were very fortunate.”

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December 15, 2015 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Weddings, Tax Profs | Permalink | Comments (6)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Tax Prof Wedding: Allen Madison

Congratulations to Tax Prof Allen Madison and DaVida Russell, who were married yesterday in Stonington, Connecticut:


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July 17, 2015 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Weddings, Tax Profs | Permalink | Comments (3)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tax Prof Wedding: Victoria Haneman

Tax Prof Victoria Haneman (Concordia) married Jeff Stone yesterday.  Victoria reports:

Jeff and I moved to Idaho at the end of May 2014. We wanted to get married before the end of the tax year, and we also wanted to be married in our new home state. We did not, however, want to trouble our friends and family with having to fly all the way to Idaho to attend a ceremony. Jeff and I were married this afternoon by Idaho Supreme Court Justice Joel Horton, in a small private ceremony performed at the Court.  

Victoria Haneman

And to top things off, today is Victoria's birthday!

September 23, 2014 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Weddings, Tax Profs | Permalink | Comments (1)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tax Prof Wedding: David Gamage

Tax Prof David Gamage (UC Berkeley Law) married Shruti Rana (Maryland Law) on June 29.  The happy couple reports:

Shruti and I met at a happy hour during the AALS conference in January, 2011.  We were introduced by Tax Prof Brian Galle.  Shruti and I dated for the next year and a half while we were both living in Washington, DC.  This past year we’ve been living on opposite coasts, but struggling with the distance has only helped to strengthen our relationship and our resolve to spend our lives together. We even co-authored a short paper, combining my interests in taxation with Shruti’s expertise in international and comparative business law.  Our interfaith wedding ceremony was held at Stewart’s Cove Beach, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, followed by a reception at a nearby hall.  Our wedding was a small and intimate gathering of family and a few close friends.  In attendance were Tax Prof Mark Gergen and tax lawyers Elizabeth Chien and Ameeta Patel.


July 17, 2013 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Weddings, Tax Profs | Permalink | Comments (2)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Tax Prof Wedding: Susannah Camic

Tax Prof Susannah Camic (Wisconsin) married Alex Tahk on September 22. The happy couple reports:

Alex and I met at UW-Madison's welcome reception for new faculty two years ago. Our academic interests are the converse of each others'. Alex is in the political science department, but spent a year in law school and works on judicial politics. I am of course at UW Law School, but spent a year in a political science Ph.D program and work on the politics of tax policy. We got married at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Madison, followed by a reception at a restaurant called the Old Feed Mill.

Attending the wedding were tax lawyers Bob Fahrenbach, Jeanne Fahrenbach, Melissa Galetto, Brian Jenn, Kristin Keeling and Laura Leitch; non-tax lawprofs Lisa Alexander, Ann Althouse, Rob Anderson, Steve Barkan, Tonya Brito, Andy Coan, Anuj Desai, Alex Huneeus, Cecelia Klingele, Michele LaVigne, Ion Meyn, Thomas Mitchell, John Ohensorge, Margaret Raymond, Joel Rogers, David Schwartz, Mitra Sharafi, Mark Sidel, Steph Tai, Bill Whitford and Jason Yackee; and political science profs John Ahlquist, Rick Avramenko, Rikhil Bhavnani, Barry Burden, John Coleman, Mark Copelovitch, Scott Gehlbach, Eunsook Jung, Dan Kapust, Helen Kinsella, Alex Kuo, Melanie Manion, Ken Mayer, Ryan Owens, Maggie Peters, Jon Pevehouse, Byron Shafer, Nadav Shelef, Scott Straus, Kathy Cramer Walsh, Jessica Weeks, David Weimer and Susan Yackee.


October 5, 2012 in Legal Education, Tax, Tax Prof Weddings, Tax Profs | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tax Prof Wedding: Pat Cain - Jean Love

Pat_cain_3Congratulations to Tax Prof Pat Cain and her long time partner Jean Love, who were married on October 4, 2008 in San Francisco.  Pat previously taught at the University of Texas School of Law for 17 years (1974-1991) and at University of Iowa School of Law for 16 years (1991-2007), before moving with Jean to Santa Clara University School of Law in 2007 as the Inez Mabie Distinguished Professor of Law.  I got to know Pat as a contributor to our Tax Stories book; her chapter is one of my favorites -- Ch. 9: The Story of Earl: How Echoes (and Metaphors) from the Past Continue to Shape the Assignment of Income Doctrine.  (Pat and Jean are pictured in front of the Empress Hornblower on which they got married in San Francisco Bay; their Iowa friends and colleagues celebrated at the same time at a party hosted by Bill and Barby Buss at their home, dubbed the Empress Cornblower for the evening.)

October 21, 2008 in Tax Prof Weddings, Tax Profs | Permalink | Comments (3)

Monday, October 2, 2006

Tax Prof Nuptials: Miranda Perry & Vic Fleischer


Tax Profs Miranda Perry and Vic Fleischer tied the knot Saturday at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, followed by a reception at the Kitchen [Upstairs], a Boulder wine bar.  The happy couple reports:

Miranda’s judge, Judge Morris (Buzz) Arnold of the 8th Circuit, officiated. He managed to work in a wonderful legal history describing how the marriage contract is rooted in the common law of private ordering.

Attending were Tax Profs Eric Zolt (UCLA) and his wife Kathy Smalley (who worked on the Tufts concurrence for Justice O’Connor!), and Adam Chodorow (Arizona State) and his wife Rebel Rice. Also in attendance were tax lawyers Sang Ji (White & Case), Katharine Moir (Simpson Thatcher), and John Melfi (Holland and Hart). Rounding out the tax expertise was Gail Perry, CPA, Miranda’s aunt and author of many tax books, including “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Doing Your Income Taxes.” Some non-tax Profs also celebrated with us, including Matt Bodie (Hofstra), Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff (Wash U), David Zaring (Washington & Lee), Paul Ohm (Colorado), Clare Huntington (Colorado), Nestor Davidson (Colorado), Meredith Harbach (NYU), and Kris Collins (Boston University).

October 2, 2006 in Tax Prof Weddings, Tax Profs | Permalink | Comments (0)