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Steven J. Willis

Professor of Law

Vita

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Mailing Address:
Box # Gainesville, FL 32611

Email:
willis@law.ufl.edu

Phone:
352.273.0680

Fax:
352.392.7647

http://www.ufcle.com/willis/willis.htm

Address:

8318 SW 103rd Ave. Gainesville, Fla. 32608

Education

LL.M., (Taxation), New York University (1980) J.D., Lousiana State University, cum laude, Order of the Coif (1977) B.S., (Accounting) Louisiana State University, cum laude (1974)

Teaching and Scholarship

Tax Exempt Organizations; Tax Timing; Accounting & Finance for Lawyers; Income Tax; Partnership Tax; Marriage Dissolution: Support and Property Division

Professional Activities

  • Joined UF College of Law Faculty in 1981
  • Member, Florida Bar (since 1987)
  • Member, Louisiana Bar (since 1977, now inactive)
  • Certified Public Accountant (Louisiana, certificate only)
  • Member, Judicial Nominating Committee, 8th Judicial Circuit

Tax Timing

Tax Exempt Organizations

Legal Accounting

Finance for Lawyers

Partnership Tax

Income Tax

Economics of the Family

Books

  • The Tax Law of Charities (2004) (1100 pages) (with Jones, Brennan, & Moran) (West Publishing Company) (2d Ed. 2007)
  • Statutory Supplement to The Tax Law of Charities (2004) (with Jones, Brennan, & Moran) (West Publishing Company) (2d Ed. 2008)
  • Teacher’s Manual for The Tax Law of Charities (2004) (with Jones, Brennan, & Moran) (West Publishing Company) (2d Ed. 2008)
  • Tax Accounting (with Manning & Lang) (LEXIS, 2006)
  • Teacher’s Manual for Tax Accounting (with Manning & Lang) (LEXIS, 2006)

On-Line CLE and other Courses

  • Financial Calculations for Lawyers (2012) (14 hours of lecture with over 2000 slides, over 400 pages of text, inter-active problems and original software calculators) (ufcle.com) (3d Ed. 2010)
  • How to Form a Public Charity (2007) (5 hours of lecture with slides) (ufcle.com)
  • Introduction to Tax School (2009) (uflce.com) (Interactive collections of Top 100 Tax Cases with edits and comments, Top 40 Tax Doctrines with comment and short papers, Top 50 Tax Forms with comments, Top 100 Tax Terms with comments, and short articles on Tax Ethics, Tax Humor, Internal Revenue Code Structure, the U.S. Court System as it Relates to Tax, History of the U.S. Tax System, Selected Tax Readings, Tax Authorities, Tax Research, and interactive slide presentation covering basic U.S. Income Tax Law, and much more).
  • Tax Exempt Organizations (2005 with continuous updates through 2008) (available through ufcle.com) a collection of cases (with edits and comments), statutes (with edits and comments), essays, and slide presentations to accompany The Tax Law of Charities.

Unpublished Course Materials

  • Florida Family Law, Cases, Materials, Statutes, and Forms: An Interactive and Hyptertext Casebook (2006) (3000+ pages) (available through ufcle.com)
  • Income Tax: Cases, Materials, Statutes, and Forms: An Interactive and Hyptertext Casebook (2001) (3000+ pages) (available on CD) excerpts available at http://nersp.nerdc.ufl.edu/~acadian/courses.htm
  • Advanced Income Tax: Cases, Materials, Statutes, and Forms: An Interactive and Hypertext Casebook (2001) (3000+ pages) (available on CD or through ufcle.com)
  • Related Party Transactions, (updated through 2007) a slide presentation on Tax Law, presented to various conferences and available at ufcle.com.
  • Tax Calculators, (updated through 2010) a series of original software for various Tax Law Sections and available at ufcle.com.

Journals

  • Of Constitutional De-Capitation and Health Care, Vol. __ Tax Notes, No. __ (May 31, 2010) (with Chung)
  • People in Glass Houses, Vol. 113 No. 5, October 30, 2006
  • Family Law Economics, Child Support, and Alimony: Ruminations on Income, Part I , 78 Fla. B. J. 34 (May 2004)
  • Family Law Economics, Child Support, and Alimony: Ruminations on Income, Part II , 78 Fla. B. J. 34 (June 2004)
  • Show Me the Numbers, Please 93 Tax Notes 1321 (2001)
  • It's Time For Schlude to Go, 93 Tax Notes 127 (2001)
  • Equitable Recoupment: More Pitfalls for the Unwary, 75 Tax Notes 361 (1998)
  • Offensive v. Defensive Equitable Recoupment, 74 Tax Notes 207 (1997)
  • Erroneous Deductions and the Tax Benefit Rule, 68 Tax Notes 1479 (1995)
  • Albertson’s: A Little Less Emotion, Please, 64 Tax Notes 961 (1994)
  • Leave Albertson’s Alone, 63 Tax Notes 1481 (1994)
  • The Option Aspect of Nonrecourse Loans, 54 Tax Notes 441 (1992)
  • Correction of Errors Via Equitable Recoupment and Tax Mitigation: Some People Still Do Not Understand, 52 Tax Notes 1421 (1991)
  • A Different View of the Tax Benefit Rule: A Unified Theory of Error Correction, 42 Fla. L. Rev. 575 (1991)
  • Masks, Magic and Games: The Use of Tax Law As a Policy Tool, 4 Am. J. Tax Pol. 41 (1985)
  • Some Limits of Equitable Recoupment, Tax Mitigation, and Res Judicata: Reflections Prompted by Chertkof v. United States, 38 Tax Lawyer 625 (1985)
  • I.R.C. Section 274(b) and Duberstein Resurface: The Emperor Still Has No Clothes, 25 Ariz. L. Rev. 907 (1983) (with Hawley)
  • Of [Im]Permissible Illogic and Section 1031, 34 Univ. Fla. L. Rev. 72 (1982)
  • Carry-over Basis Provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1976: Section 1023, 31 Tax Lawyer 191 (1977) (with Landry
  • Corporations, Fiduciaries, and Conflicts of Interest, 37 La. L. Rev. 809 (1976)