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  • LL.M. Concentration in Business Transactions | LL.M. Degrees
    The LL M concentration in Business Transactions is a 24 credit hour program designed to train students to serve the needs of clients throughout the life cycle of a business venture beginning with formation and choice of business entity then addressing financing in the growth phase possible reorganizations and mergers as the business matures and then finally the law effecting recession and dissolution The course of study is interdisciplinary in fields of law and business including tax finance intellectual property entrepreneurship and traditional corporate classes See the Course Schedule and Course Descriptions The Faculty Students learn from distinguished professors and experienced attorneys nationwide who offer the perfect mix of theory and practice All faculty members are outstanding teachers prominent in their fields LL M Program Faculty Profiles Facebook Twitter Linkedin The Technology The program is designed for lawyers who would like to expand their career opportunities or current business without giving up their practice to attend a traditional in residence LL M program Through the use of innovative technology your class is delivered to your desk work or home your choice Click here for a brief video demonstration of the technology Real time learning Fully interactive video and audio See

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  • Course of Study | LL.M. Degrees
    for completion of the degree in six semesters covering two calendar years But it is possible to take four courses a semester by taking classes four nights a week and finish in one year Classes are offered Monday Thursday from 5 30 to 7 30 p m CST First Year Required Courses Fall Choice of Business Entities AND Principles in Accounting Spring Advanced Securities Regulation AND Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development Summer Mergers and Acquisitions Corporate Reorganization AND Business Drafting Second Year Electives Fall Advanced Corporate Law Private Equity AND Advanced I P Technology Licensing OR Corporate Tax Spring Advanced Corporate Finance OR Partnership Tax AND Bankrupcty OR Adv Corporate Adv Partnership Tax Summer Executive Compensation OR International Tax AND Advanced Business Planning Electives in Tax Students are also permitted to take these other tax courses as electives in the business concentration Fall Personal Income Tax and State and Local Tax Spring Capital Transactions and Tax Exempt Organizations Summer Civil Tax Procedure Criminal Tax Procedure and Advanced Capital Transactions Required Courses Degree candidates must complete all of the six first year courses and the capstone course in Business Planning at the end of the program Orientation Students are

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  • Course Descriptions | LL.M. Degrees
    of deduction rules the taxation of foreign persons United States trade or business income non business income from United States sources and the sale of United States real property interests an introduction to the foreign tax credit provisions the foreign earned income exclusion in 911 the role of tax treaties and an introduction to Subpart F and the other so called anti deferral mechanisms Law 765 Advanced Corporate Finance 2 hours This is an advanced course in corporations emphasizing the legal conflicts between corporate bondholders preferred shareholders common shareholders and corporate management in a variety of transactions including recapitalizations redemptions mergers and acquisitions and conversion of securities The course focuses on the role fiduciary duties and contractual arrangements play in addressing these problems and examines the concepts from a legal point of view surrounding enterprise and securities valuation Law 796 Tax Exempt Organizations 2 hours Federal income tax rules for exempt organizations Classification Administrative requirements Penalty taxes Unrelated business taxable income Law 801 Personal Income Tax 2 hours Introduction to the U S income tax with emphasis on income taxation of individuals Study of basic concepts of income exemptions deductions credits and tax rate structure Some emphasis on fringe benefits and employee compensation issues Law 803 Capital Transaction s 2 hours Study of capitalization rules depreciation and other capital recovery mechanisms Federal income tax rules applicable to capital gains and losses Non recognition transactions Limitations on losses e g passive activity loss rule Alternative minimum tax Law 805 Corporate Tax 2 hours This course examines the federal income taxation of corporations and their shareholders including the income tax consequences of organizing corporations corporate distributions redemptions and liquidations It includes study of Subchapter S Law 807 Partnership Tax 2 hours This course examines the federal income tax consequences of organizing operating and terminating partnerships Law 808 Tax Procedure 2 hours Administrative procedure before the Internal Revenue Service rulings compromise agreements deficiency assessments refunds penalties statutes of limitations Tax Court jurisdiction and procedure Law 809 Employee Benefits Executive Compensation 2 hours The course is an introduction to the fields of employee benefits and executive compensation law It addresses the federal income tax treatment of Deferred Compensation Qualified Retirement Plans Defined Benefit Retirement Plan Funding Individual Retirement Accounts Simplified Employee Pensions American Retirement Plan Policy Welfare Benefit Plans The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ERISA Labor Law Employment Law and Employee Benefits Governmental and Nonprofit Plans Deferred and Incentive Compensation Employment Agreements and Policy and Employee Benefits in Mergers and Acquisitions Law 811 Advanced Capital Transactions 2 credits Further study of capitalization and cost recovery rules Alternative minimum tax Modern tax shelters and IRS responses to them Federal income taxation of natural resources agriculture and real estate development Prerequisites Capital Transactions Law 812 Advanced Corporate Tax 1 hour Federal income taxation of corporations and their shareholders Income tax consequences of organizing corporations corporate distributions redemptions and liquidations Includes study of Subchapter S Law 813 State Local Taxation 2 hours Description of

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  • LL.M. Concentration in Taxation | LL.M. Degrees
    The LL M in Tax is a 24 credit hour program designed to prepare students for a sophisticated tax law practice The two year Graduate Tax program provides an educational opportunity to obtain an advanced degree in tax law that is both broad based but also in depth Students can choose electives allowing for concentrations in either Estate Planning or Business Tax The program develops practical skills to support career growth and preparation for tax practice See the Course Schedule and Course Descriptions The Faculty Students learn from distinguished professors and experienced attorneys nationwide who offer the perfect mix of theory and practice All faculty members are outstanding teachers prominent in their fields LL M Program Faculty Profiles Facebook Twitter LinkedIn The Technology The program is designed for lawyers who would like to expand their career opportunities or current business without giving up their practice to attend a traditional in residence LL M program Through the use of innovative technology your class is delivered to your desk work or home your choice Click here for a brief video demonstration of the technology Real time learning Fully interactive video and audio See and speak with the instructor Chat with your classmates

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  • Course of Study | LL.M. Degrees
    hours of graduate course work The course of study for degree candidates allows for completion of the degree in six semesters covering two calendar years But it is possible to take four courses a semester by taking classes four nights a week and finish in one year Classes are offered Monday Thursday from 5 30 to 7 30 p m First Year Required Courses Fall Personal Income Tax AND Capital Transactions Spring Partnership AND Corporate Tax Summer Tax Procedure AND Tax Research Second Year Electives Fall Estate and Gift AND State and Local Spring Tax Exempt Organizations OR Income Tax of Estates and Trusts AND Adv Capital Transactions OR Criminal Tax Procedure Summer Executive Compensation OR International Tax AND Estate Planning OR Adv Partnership and Corporate Electives After taking the six required first year courses students may also choose their second year electives from these courses offered through the Concentration in Business Transactions Program Fall Business Entities Tax Accounting and Advanced Corporate Law Spring Securities Regulation Intellectual Property Corporate Finance and Bankruptcy Summer Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Planning subject to approval Orientation Students are required to attend a summer orientation session at the University of Alabama School of Law

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  • Course Descriptions | LL.M. Degrees
    foreign earned income exclusion in 911 the role of tax treaties and an introduction to Subpart F and the other so called anti deferral mechanisms Law 765 Advanced Corporate Finance 2 hours This is an advanced course in corporations emphasizing the legal conflicts between corporate bondholders preferred shareholders common shareholders and corporate management in a variety of transactions including recapitalizations redemptions mergers and acquisitions and conversion of securities The course focuses on the role fiduciary duties and contractual arrangements play in addressing these problems and examines the concepts from a legal point of view surrounding enterprise and securities valuation Law 796 Tax Exempt Organizations 2 hours Federal income tax rules for exempt organizations Classification Administrative requirements Penalty taxes Unrelated business taxable income Law 801 Personal Income Tax 2 hours Introduction to the U S income tax with emphasis on income taxation of individuals Study of basic concepts of income exemptions deductions credits and tax rate structure Some emphasis on fringe benefits and employee compensation issues Law 802 Estate and Gift Tax 2 hours Federal estate taxation of estates and gift taxation of inter vivos transfers including generation skipping transfers Law 803 Capital Transactions 2 hours Study of capitalization rules depreciation and other capital recovery mechanisms Federal income tax rules applicable to capital gains and losses Non recognition transactions Limitations on losses e g passive activity loss rule Alternative minimum tax Law 805 Corporate Tax 2 hours This course examines the federal income taxation of corporations and their shareholders including the income tax consequences of organizing corporations corporate distributions redemptions and liquidations It includes study of Subchapter S Law 806 Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts 2 hours Federal income taxation of trusts estates and their beneficiaries Grantor trusts Income in respect of a decedent Law 807 Partnership Tax 2 hours This course examines the federal income tax consequences of organizing operating and terminating partnerships Law 808 Tax Procedure 2 hours Administrative procedure before the Internal Revenue Service rulings compromise agreements deficiency assessments refunds penalties statutes of limitations Tax Court jurisdiction and procedure Law 809 Employee Benefits Executive Compensation 2 hours The course is an introduction to the fields of employee benefits and executive compensation law It addresses the federal income tax treatment of Deferred Compensation Qualified Retirement Plans Defined Benefit Retirement Plan Funding Individual Retirement Accounts Simplified Employee Pensions American Retirement Plan Policy Welfare Benefit Plans The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ERISA Labor Law Employment Law and Employee Benefits Governmental and Nonprofit Plans Deferred and Incentive Compensation Employment Agreements and Policy and Employee Benefits in Mergers and Acquisitions Law 810 Estate Planning 2 hours Income tax and estate and gift tax planning for individuals Pre requisites Estate and Gift Tax required Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates recommended Law 811 Advanced Capital Transaction s 2 credits Further study of capitalization and cost recovery rules Alternative minimum tax Modern tax shelters and IRS responses to them Federal income taxation of natural resources agriculture and real estate development Prerequisites

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  • Certificate in Tax Program | LL.M. Degrees
    While most certificate students will focus their studies in either the estate planning or business tax areas students are free to select those courses most useful to their area of practice Students must complete the certificate within 5 calendar years and must maintain a 3 0 cumulative grade point average GPA to remain in the program and earn the certificate Students whose GPAs fall below a 3 0 will have one probationary semester to raise their GPA back to a 3 0 For the purpose of standing GPAs are evaluated every 4 credit hours or semester Admissions Click here for the Application Follow the instructions to complete the above PDF application and then pay the 50 application fee by clicking this link Candidates for the Certificate in Tax Law must be either 1 a certified public accountant or 2 an IRS enrolled agent who has sucessfully completed the Tax Law Institute U S Tax Court Practitioner s Bar Preparation Program a k a Non attorney Exam Preparation Program and Pretrial Tax Litigation Support Specialist Program The Graduate Tax Admissions Committee of the Law School will review all applications based on the likelihood of success in the program Enrollment in the Certificate Program is limited to space available Program Course of Study The Law School s certificate program requires 12 hours of coursework or 6 courses CPAs and IRS Enrolled agents can find the full schedule of tax courses available by clicking this link The certificate program can be completed within one year but students have five years to complete the program from their start date IRS Enrolled agents should click this link for the proposed two year schedule for completing Alabama s certificate progam and the TLI programs The U S Tax Court Practitioner s Bar Preparation Program and Pretrial

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  • LL.M. Faculty | LL.M. Degrees
    Law School in 1983 where he was the managing editor of the Rutgers Law Review Since starting FPD in 2005 Charles Fox has provided hundreds of training programs in locations across the country and internationally More about Charles Fox Julie Hill Special Problems in Corporate Law Offshore Financial Transactions in the Caymans Professor Hill joined the University of Alabama School of Law as a tenured associate professor in 2013 She previously taught at the University of Houston Law Center Professor Hill writes and teaches in the areas of banking and commercial law Before entering the legal academy Professor Hill practiced law in the Washington D C office of Skadden Arps Slate Meager Flom LLP Professor Hill also has significant experience with small financial institutions Before practicing law she was employed in various capacities at Gunnison Valley Bank and Far West Bank Professor Hill earned her J D degree summa cum laude from the J Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University She served as Managing Editor of the Brigham Young University Law Review After law school Professor Hill clerked for Judge Wade Brorby on the United State Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit She is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia Utah and Wyoming More about Julie Hill Steve Johnson Civil and Criminal Tax Procedure Steve Johnson is the E L Wiegand Professor of Law at The William S Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Professor Johnson graduated in 1981 from New York University School of Law where he was managing editor of the New York University Law Review He was in private tax practice in New York City after which he served as a Senior Attorney with the IRS Chief Counsel s Office and a Special Assistant United States Attorney He has also taught at Indiana University School of Law and Chicago Kent College of Law He has written numerous books and articles on tax law and speaks frequently at conferences throughout the United States In addition to Tax Law Professor Johnson also has taught Legislation Administrative Law Evidence and Trial and Appellate Advocacy More about Steve Johnson Robert Marshall Introduction to Tax Research Advanced Research Robert Marshall is the Associate Director of the Bounds Law Library and a legal research instructor He has a B A from Rhodes College a J D from the University of Memphis School of Law and his M Ln from Emory University More about Robert Marshall Robert Misey International Tax Robert J Misey Jr is a shareholder with Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren Attorneys at Law in the firm s Tax and Business Law Practices and Chair of the International Practice Hisprevious legal experience includes nine years as an attorney for the IRS serving as an international tax attorney and as a trial attorney Mr Misey is also know for his Continuing legal education seminars in international offered in numerous states and foreign countries He has published the following books U S Taxation of International Transactions International Provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 2004 and Federal Taxation Practice and Procedure He also teaches international taxation at the Master of Tax program in the University of Wisconsin system He earned his J D from Vanderbilt University Law School his M B A from Vanderbilt University and his LL M with high distinction Georgetown University Law Center More about Robert Misey Beverly I Moran Tax Exempt Organizations Beverly Moran is a Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University She is a leading tax scholar whose recent scholarship includes a path breaking analysis of the disparate impact of the federal tax code on blacks and an innovative new text on the taxation of charities and other exempt organizations She has won a number of teaching awards and grants including a Fulbright award and a grant from the Ford Foundation and has been a visiting professor at the University of Colorado the University of Asmara in Eritrea and the University of Giessen in Germany Professor Moran s interests also include law and development interdisciplinary scholarship and comparative law Since coming to Vanderbilt she has served on the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools the Board of Governors of the Society of American Law Teachers and as the first director of the Vanderbilt University Center for the Americas She joined Vanderbilt s law faculty in 2001 having previously taught at the University of Wisconsin Law School where she directed the Center on Law and Africa and at the University of Cincinnati College of Law She is the author of Taxation of Charities and Other Exempt Organizations West Publishing Co 2003 with Brennen Jones and Willis Professor Moran has an A B from Vassar College a J D from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an LL M in Taxation from New York University More about Beverly Moran Andy Morriss Special Problems in Corporate Law Offshore Financial Transactions in the Caymans Professor Morriss co teaches this course with Alabama s Professor Julie Hill and the course involves students from Alabama and Texas A M Professor Morriss in Dean of Texas A M Univeristy School of Law and Anthony G Buzbee Dean s Endowed Chairholder Before serving as Dean he was the D Paul Jones Charlene A Jones Chairholder in Law at the University of Alabama the Ross Helen Workman Professor of Law at the University of Illinois and the Galen J Roush Chair in Law at Case Western Reserve UniversityProfessor Morriss is the author or coauthor of more than 50 book chapters scholarly articles and books He serves as a Research Fellow at the New York University Center for Labor and Employment Law a Senior Fellow at the Property Environment Research Center in Bozeman Montana and a Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University Morriss is also a Reporter for the Restatement of Employment Law by the American Law Institute and a Senior Fellow for the Houston based Institute for Energy Research He

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