For Immediate Release:  Apr 22, 2009
2009, 04, 22

Hofstra Law Professor Mitchell Gans Named Teacher of the Year

Hofstra Law Professor Mitchell Gans Named Teacher of the Year

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Hofstra Law Professor Mitchell Gans has been voted one of the 2008-2009 Teachers of the Year by Hofstra University students and will be honored at the May 7, 2009 Hofstra Gala as well as at the May 17, 2009 Undergraduate/Graduate Commencement Exercises, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Herman A. Berliner announced.

Mitchell Gans, JD, is a Professor of Law at Hofstra. Before joining the law school faculty, he 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 recently taught an eight-week course on valuation methodology by satellite television to IRS attorneys throughout the country. He continues to provide lectures for the IRS on transfer- and income-tax issues. He is a frequent lecturer for ALI-ABA, NYU, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the ABA and other groups. Professor Gans has published articles in the Emory Law Journal, Notre Dame Law Review, Virginia Tax Review, Florida Tax Review and Tax Notes, among others. He just completed a book on the ethical obligations the Treasury imposes on tax practitioners. He received his BBA and his JD from Hofstra.

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