Before joining the Hofstra faculty, Professor Gans had been an associate in the Tax and Trust and Estates Departments at the New York City law firm of Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett and law clerk to Associate Judge Jacob D. Fuchsberg, New York State Court of Appeals. He is an Academic Fellow at the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law. Professor Gans is a leading scholar in the estate-and-gift tax area. On behalf of the NYU School of Law, he will teach this upcoming year an eight-week course in estate and gift tax to IRS attorneys throughout the country. He previously taught a similar course for the IRS on valuation methodology. He is a frequent lecturer for ALI-ABA, NYU, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the ABA and other groups. He currently serves on an advisory committee to the New York State legislature that is studying the revision of trust law in New York. Professor Gans has published articles in the Boston University Law Review, Emory Law Journal, University of Georgia Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Virginia Tax Review, Florida Tax Review and Tax Notes, among others. He is also the co-author of a book on the ethical obligations the Treasury imposes on tax practitioners.