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Ethical Problems in Federal Tax Practice

Front Cover - Ethical Problems in Federal Tax Practice

Fourth Edition

Bernard Wolfman, Harvard University
Deborah H. Schenk, New York University
Diane Ring, Boston College

2008. Approx. 660 pages. ISBN: 978-0-7355-7634-6. With Teacher’s Manual.

About the Book

Ethical Problems in Federal Tax Practice, Fourth Edition, is the ideal tool for introducing students to the ethical considerations relating to tax practice and how one should deal with them in a professionally responsible way. This engaging casebook provides students with lucid explanations of all the rules and regulations that apply to lawyers who practice in the area of taxation and demonstrates the ways in which ethics problems actually come about.

Written by an outstanding author team, expert in teaching and tax, this exemplary casebook

  • illustrates the difficult ethical issues lawyers will face and emphasizes the ways ethics problems actually arise in tax practice
  • offers clear, comprehensible explanations of all the rules and regulations that apply to lawyers who practice in tax, including the Model Rules and Treasury regulations
  • organizes the materials according to the various functions a lawyer serves:  litigator, advisor, and counselor
Revamped and completely updated, features of the Fourth Edition include
  • the addition of a new co-author, Diane Ring, whose teaching experience along with her experience as a practicing taxation lawyer and  reporter for several IFA conferences contribute to the strength of this casebook
  • a significant update of the changes made to Circular 230, which applies to all tax lawyers
  • a complete revision of Chapter 4, “Tax Planning and Advice,” to reflect the increased role that lawyers play, particularly with respect to tax shelters
  • a revision of Chapter 7, now titled “The Business of the Profession” along with the thoughtful redistribution of some of the material previously in Chapter 7 throughout the book
This long-time standard has been updated to reflect the issues tax lawyers face today. If you teach – or are thinking about teaching –a specialized course in tax practice ethics, be sure to request you complimentary copy of Ethical Problems in Federal Tax Practice, Fourth Edition, right away.

Preface / Sample Chapters