The Tax and Estate Planning Program faculty at Loyola University Chicago School of Law brings high energy and enthusiasm to the study of tax law and estate planning. We enjoy working closely with students and take pride in our accessibility. By virtue of the efforts of our faculty, Loyola School of Law enjoys an environment conducive to the study of tax law and estate planning in which our students thrive.
Full-Time Tax Faculty:
Jeffrey L. Kwall
Professor Kwall, the Kathleen and Bernard Beazley Professor of Law and director of the Tax LLM Program, received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his MBA degree from the Wharton School. Professor Kwall is the author of a leading casebook, The Federal Income Taxation of Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies and Their Owners, and has published many tax articles. He has practiced law with Schwartz & Freeman and Michael Best & Friedrich, concentrating in federal income taxation. Professor Kwall has chaired the Chicago Bar Association’s Federal Tax Committee and remains on the Executive Committee. Professor Kwall teaches Federal Income Tax, Corporate & Partnership Tax, Advanced Corporate Tax, and the LLM Seminar.
Anne-Marie E. Rhodes
Professor Rhodes received her law degree from Harvard Law School. She was elected an academic fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Professor Rhodes is the author of two casebooks, including Fundamentals of the Federal Estate, Gift, and Generation-Skipping Taxes. She has practiced with Schiff, Hardin and Waite in Chicago and Washington, D.C., and is currently of counsel with the Chicago office of Reed Smith, concentrating in estate planning. She has been on the executive team of the Loyola Family Business Center at the Graduate School of Business and on the Advisory Board of the Martin D’Arcy Gallery. Professor Rhodes teaches Federal Income Tax, Estate & Gift Tax, Estate Planning, Art Law, and the LLM Seminar.
Samuel D. Brunson
Professor Brunson received his law degree from Columbia Law School. At Columbia, he was senior editor of the Columbia Law Review and a Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar. After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable George W. Miller on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and practiced tax law with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York. Professor Brunson’s research focuses on the taxation of investments and investors. He teaches Federal Income Tax, International Tax, and the LLM Seminar.
Clinical Tax Faculty:
Michael D. Novy
Professor Novy formerly served as a revenue agent, appeals officer, appeals manager, and appeals team chief at the Internal Revenue Service. He is director of the Federal Tax Clinic.
Professor Witkowski spent 31 years with the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service. He currently serves as the assistant director of the Federal Tax Clinic.
Adjunct Tax Faculty:
Mr. Duhl is a partner with Harrison & Held, LLP and practices federal income tax, estate planning, and corporate law. He teaches Federal Income Tax and Tax Audits, Procedure & Ethics.
Craig R. Boyer
Mr. Boyer is a Loyola Law alumnus and is Deloitte Tax LLP’s Midwest competency leader in partnership taxation. He teaches Advanced Partnership Tax.
Jonathan M. Cesaretti
Mr. Cesaretti is a Loyola Law alumnus in the State and Local Tax practice at Crowe Horwath LLP. Mr. Cesaretti teaches State & Local Taxation.
Michael G. Falk
Mr. Falk is the chair of Winston & Strawn’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice. He teaches Employee Benefits.
Sharon M. Buccino
Ms. Buccino is a Loyola Law alumna and an estate planning partner at Hoogendoorn & Talbot. She teaches Estate Planning.
Anthony E. Antognoli
Mr. Antognoli is a Loyola Law alumnus and a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. He teaches Federal Tax Research.