Edward A. Liva
director of the villanova university graduate tax program and professor of practice


Ed is the Director of Villanova’s Graduate Tax Program, and Professor of Practice at Villanova Law School. In his role as Director, Ed oversees the University’s nationally recognized graduate tax program, which is offered both on-campus and online. The cross-disciplinary program—designed for lawyers, accountants and business professionals—is developed and managed by the Villanova University School of Law in conjunction with the Villanova School of Business.

Prior to his current role, Ed was a partner at KPMG and recently retired following a 38-year career in the industry. Ed began his career with Arthur Andersen in Chicago in 1977, and transferred to its Philadelphia office in 1991. In 2002, Ed joined KPMG and led its Philadelphia Real Estate Tax practice, and was subsequently named KPMG’s national Tax industry leader, serving in that role since 2003. Ed also served as the Partner in Charge of the Philadelphia Tax practice from 2005 through 2011, and transferred to KPMG’s New York office in 2011 to lead their Northeast Real Estate Tax practice.

Ed has been a frequent speaker, panelist and presenter of current real estate industry topics, and served as an adjunct professor in Villanova’s Graduate Tax program for more than 20 years, teaching federal taxation of real estate transactions.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from John Carroll University, a JD from DePaul University College of Law and an LLM in Taxation from Temple Law School.

BS BA 1977 John Carroll University
JD 1983 DePaul University College of Law
LLM 1994 Temple University School of Law

Courses and Seminars
Taxation of Real Estate Transactions
Tax Planning for Real Estate Development
Survey of Tax
Partnership Taxation

Leslie Book
professor of law


Professor Book joined the Villanova Law School the Fall of 2000, where he is a Professor of Law. Professor Book received his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College (magna cum laude), his J.D. from Stanford University School of Law, and his LL.M (Taxation) from New York University School of Law. At Stanford Law School, he was a founding editor of the Stanford Law & Policy Review, and at New York University School of Law he was a student-editor at the Tax Law Review. Prior to coming to Villanova, he was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell and at Baker & McKenzie in New York and London, and he was an Assistant Clinical Professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, CT.

He is a national authority on tax procedure and issues affecting the low income taxpayer community. Book has written extensively on the relationship of IRS agency actions and broader principles of administrative law, on the intersection of tax and poverty law, and on tax compliance. Recent articles have appeared in the Stanford Law & Policy Review, Indiana University, University of Wisconsin, and American University Law Reviews, and in annual reports submitted to Congress by the National Taxpayer Advocate. He is also updating and revising the treatise, IRS Practice and Procedure, originally authored by his former colleague, the late Michael Saltzman. Book, a frequent speaker and panelist at bar associations and public interest organizations, has testified before Congress and the Treasury Department on the fair administration of our nation’s tax laws. He is the 2007 ABA Tax Section Spragens Pro Bono Award winner for his outstanding and sustained commitment to pro bono services with respect to federal tax law, and is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.

Practice Experience
Associate Attorney, Tax Controversy Group, Baker & McKenzie, New York, NY.
Associate Attorney, Tax Department, Davis Polk & Wardwell, New York, NY and London, UK.
Joined the faculty in 2000.

J. Richard Harvey
distinguished professor of practice


Since August 1, 2010, Dick Harvey has been the Distinguished Professor of Practice at the Villanova University School of Law School and Graduate Tax Program. He also has over 35 years of multifaceted tax experience including: (i) Senior Government Official in the US Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service during the Reagan, Bush II, and Obama administrations; (ii) Tax Partner and Leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ US Banking and Capital Markets Tax Practice (retired); and (iii) professor at both Bucknell University and The College of New Jersey.

Immediately prior to joining the Villanova faculty, Professor Harvey was the Senior Advisor to the IRS Commissioner advising on tax administration and policy issues. He was a liaison with the US Treasury Department Office of Tax Policy, Congressional staff, and the Department of Justice, and also coordinated efforts among various IRS groups including the Chief Counsel’s Office and LB&I (formerly LMSB). He was significantly involved in a wide range of issues including highly publicized IRS efforts to (i) address off-shore tax evasion, and (ii) increase transparency by business taxpayers.

In his role at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Professor Harvey provided CEOs, CFOs, and Tax Directors of the largest multi-national financial institutions with guidance and counsel regarding the leading tax and accounting issues. He is a nationally recognized expert in the financial accounting for income taxes (e.g., FAS 109, FIN 48, and IFRS). In addition, Professor Harvey provided extensive tax consulting advice to companies around the world on various technical tax issues.

From 1986 to 1988 Professor Harvey was the Senior Accountant in the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Tax Policy, and participated extensively in the negotiation and implementation of the 1986 Tax Reform Act. Professor Harvey is a frequent speaker, including major speeches to the Canadian Tax Foundation, Multistate Tax Commission, American Bar Association, Tax Executive Institute, Wall Street Tax Association, and Institute for International Bankers. He has also testified before Congress on the international tax planning done by Apple, Inc. and other multinational companies - Click here.

Practice Experience
Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of the IRS
Tax Partner and Leader of PwC's Banking and Capital Markets Tax Practice
Senior Accountant, US Treasury Department Office of Tax Policy
Joined the faculty in 2010

Joy Sabino Mullane
professor of law


Professor Mullane joined Villanova's faculty from the University of Florida College of Law. She received her B.A., J.D. with honors, and LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida. While at the University of Florida, she served as a senior research editor on the Florida Law Review and published a casenote, “Employer Liability for Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment Created by Supervisors Under Title VII: Towards a Clearer Standard?,” 51 Florida Law Review 559 (1999). She also was invited to join the Order of the Coif. After law school, she was a corporate finance associate at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in Atlanta, then clerked for the Honorable Susan Black on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and later worked as an associate specializing in employee benefits and financial products tax at Davis & Harman in Washington, D.C.

In 2005, she joined the University of Florida Levin College of Law faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor, teaching Corporate Tax, Federal Income Taxation, and Federal Tax Research. At Villanova, Professor Mullane teaches Introduction to Federal Taxation, Wealth Tax, a seminar on Retirement Policy and courses in the Graduate Tax Program.

Practice Experience
Judicial Clerk, Honorable Susan H. Black, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Davis & Harman, LLP (Washington DC)
Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (Atlanta)
Joined the faculty in 2007

Shelley Rhoades
associate professor, accountancy & information systems

Dr. Shelley Rhoades-Catanach is a member of the accounting faculty of Villanova University School of Business, where she teaches a variety of tax and accounting courses in Villanova's undergraduate, MBA, Master of Accounting and Professional Consultancy, and Graduate Tax programs. Prior to joining Villanova, she taught at Washington University in St. Louis. She has also served as a visiting faculty member at Darden Graduate School at the University of Virginia and at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Shelley obtained her undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Nebraska and received her Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.

Shelley's research applies game-theoretic modeling techniques to examine the impact of taxes on strategic decision making in such areas as tax reporting and auditing, changes in tax policy, taxpayer rights legislation, and the impact of state taxation on firm location and investment decisions. She has published articles in journals such as The Accounting Review, Research in Accounting Studies, Journal of the American Taxation Association, Issues in Accounting Education, and Journal of Accounting Education. She is also a co-author of two textbooks: Principles of Taxation for Business and Investment Planning and Advanced Strategies in Taxation.

Prior to entering academia, Shelley spent seven years at Arthur Andersen as a tax professional. She is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the American Accounting Association, and the American Taxation Association. She is past president of the American Taxation Association, the tax section of the American Accounting Association, and a recipient of the ATA's Ray Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator award.

Greg Armstrong
adjunct professor


Professor Armstrong is a Senior Technical Reviewer with the IRS Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure & Administration) in Washington, DC. He has been with Chief Counsel's office since 2009 and has worked in both the Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International) as well as the Procedure & Administration division. In addition to his work as a government attorney, Professor Armstrong is also a co-editor and chapter author for Saltzman and Book, IRS Practice and Procedure, the preeminent treatise on federal tax procedure. Professor Armstrong hails from Philadelphia and obtained his JD and LLM in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law, during which time he represented low-income clients in the Villanova Federal Tax Clinic. Prior to law school, he attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA where he majored in the Classics, studying ancient Latin and Greek language and culture.

Ryan M. Bornstein
adjunct professor


Ryan M. Bornstein is a Partner at the law firm Harvey Ballard & Bornstein, LLC, and a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars. As a partner, Mr. Bornstein specializes in estate and income tax planning.

Mr. Bornstein earned his B.S. degree in accounting and a minor in management information systems from the University of Delaware, and his J.D. and LL.M. from Villanova University School of Law. While in Villanova University School of Law, he served as the Business Editor of the Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal.

Mr. Bornstein has written several published articles on timely legal topics. These include: Corporate Protection: The Availability and Use of Indemnification for Corporate Defendants and Computer Crimes and the International Response. In addition, Mr. Bornstein co-authored, ERISA Disclosure Requirements: Electronic Notices, with Dean Henry H. Perritt, Jr.


B.S. 1993 University of Delaware

J.D. 1996 Villanova University

LL.M. 1997 Villanova University

Timothy C. Boyle
adjunct professor


Mr. Boyle was until recently the Vice President – Tax and Chief Tax Officer of SunGard Data Systems, Inc. based on Wayne, Pa. SunGard is a Fortune 500 technology company that does business in over 70 countries around the world. Prior to joining SunGard, Mr. Boyle retired as a Tax Partner with KPMG LLP and prior to that a Partner at Arthur Andersen &Co.

During his almost 30 years in public accounting, Mr. Boyle led service delivery to very large global companies mostly in the pharmaceutical, professional services and life sciences industries. He also represented the United States as an Eisenhower Fellow in 2005.

B.S. B.A. 1984 LaSalle College
M.B.A. 1998 Babcock Graduate School of Management, Wake Forest University

Courses and Seminars
Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
Taxation of S Corporations

David A. Breen
adjunct professor


Mr. Breen is a Senior Counsel with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Philadelphia where he litigates cases in the United States Tax Court. Mr. Breen began his career with the Internal Revenue Service’s Examination Division in 1974.

Before joining the Office of Chief Counsel in 1987, he was an Internal Revenue Agent and Field Examination Group Manager. Currently he works offshore compliance issues, including IRS’s voluntary disclosure initiatives.

Mr. Breen frequently speaks before professional organizations on the topic of offshore tax evasion. In addition to being the 2010 IRS Attorney of the Year, he has also been a recipient of IRS Counsel’s National Litigation Award and the IRS Commissioner’s Award.


B.S. 1976 LaSalle University

M.B.A. 1980 LaSalle University

J.D. 1984 Widener University School of Law

Glenn E. Dance
adjunct professor


Glenn serves as personal legal and technical consultant to the Internal Revenue Service Associate ChiefCounsel (Pass-throughs and Special Industries) on some of the most important, difficult and complicated legal matters arising in the administration of the Internal Revenue laws and prepares recommendations with respect to the position to be taken by the Chief Counsel's office on such matters. He personally represents the Associate Chief Counsel at top level Service and Treasury conferences and in meetings with Congressional staff where policy is developed and determined and reviews and advises on the impact of proposed legislation and participates in the development and coordination of legislative proposals. Glenn also acts in an advisory capacity to the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service and other top Service and Treasury officials, advising them of possible courses of action and the consequences of controversial, complex or unique problems.


Special Counsel- Office of Chief Counsel (Associate Chief Counsel: Pass-thrus and Special Industries)-Internal Revenue Service (September 2015- present)

Adjunct Professor of Law-Georgetown University Law Center (January 2015-Present)

Tax Partner- Ernst and Young LLP (Washington DC 2002-2014)

Tax Partner- Arthur Andersen LLP (Los Angeles 1993-1995; Washington DC 1995-2002)


Temple University School of Law (JD; cum laude 1981)

Temple University School of Business Administration (BBA; magna cum laude 1978)


CPA: DC Certified Public Accountant

Bar:Texas State Bar Society

James C. Fee Jr.
adjunct professor


James C. Fee, Jr. is the Senior Level Counsel for the Global High Wealth Industry in the Large Business and International Division (LB&I) of the IRS. He is the legal and technical advisor to the Industry Director and her staff of managers and revenue agents who focus compliance efforts on high wealth individuals and their controlled enterprises. Jim is also responsible for providing legal support to LB&I’s national Financial Products program. Previously, he was the Deputy Area Counsel for the Heavy Manufacturing and Transportation Industry serving as the primary assistant to the Area Counsel. He has had program oversight for two national tax shelter projects which involved providing strategic advice on global settlement initiatives, case development, and litigation.

Jim served a ten month detail as the Acting Deputy Division Counsel (Operations) of LMSB in Washington, D.C., a three month detail as a Special Counsel on the Acting Chief Counsel’s staff, and a one month acting detail as Area Counsel for the Natural Resources and Construction Industry. After graduating from LaSalle University, Jim worked for a regional CPA firm in Philadelphia. He joined the Internal Revenue Service as a revenue agent and later became an appeals officer while earning his law degree in the evening.  He received his degrees of Juris Doctor and Masters of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.) from the Temple University School of Law.

During a break in service from the Office of Chief Counsel, Jim was associated with a law firm in New Jersey where he concentrated in the areas of tax planning, estate planning, IRS dispute resolution, and tax litigation. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Villanova University Law School's Graduate Tax Program and the Villanova University School of Business. Jim is a member of the bars of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (Pennsylvania license presently inactive).


B.S. 1978 LaSalle University

J.D. 1986 Temple University School of Law

LL.M. 1990 Temple University School of Law

Adam Feuerstein
adjunct professor


Adam is PwC’s National Real Estate Tax Technical Leader and, in that role, helps clients navigate the complicated tax world in which we live. Adam brings his experience, passion (yes, passion for tax) to help clients see the big picture from a tax perspective, while at the same time keeping an eye on the important details necessary to achieve the client’s particular objectives. Clients often comment that Adam has a keen ability to convey complicated tax concepts and that he is approachable and easy to work with.

Adam has brought his practical business approach to assist sponsors of, and investors in, real estate funds on a wide range of formation and investment matters. In that vein, he provides guidance and counsel to some of the most well know fund families in connection with their acquisitions and to help design fund structures that address the various tax issues that affect fund sponsors and their investors.

Adam also regularly advises many public and private REIT clients through their life cycle. In that capacity, Adam has worked on many REIT M&A transactions, conversions, PropCo/OpCo structures and IPOs and regularly works with REIT clients to address their day-to-day tax matters.

Adam not only has a passion for tax and providing assistance to clients but also enjoys mentoring younger tax professionals. In that vein, Adam has served as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and The Villanova University School of Law. He has also served as a faculty member for the Practicing Law Institute session for Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions and is a Contributor to the Guide to Global Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Adam graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, has a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and received his B.S. with honors from Cornell University. Prior to coming to PwC, Adam was a tax partner at Hogan Lovells.

Adam is an active member in the Tax Policy Advisory Committee of the Real Estate Roundtable and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. In Adam’s spare time, Adam enjoys spending time with his family, playing cards and board games, tennis, bicycling and movies.

Todd Forney
adjunct professor


Todd Forney is a Partner in the Philadelphia office of PwC and has served in many roles for the Firm. Currently, he serves as the State and Local Tax Services site leader in the Philadelphia office. In this capacity, Todd is responsible for the delivery of all state and local tax services to Philadelphia area clients.

Todd has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of multistate tax planning and consulting, with specialization in indirect taxation. His focus is on evaluating businesses’ indirect tax functions, and improving their systems and processes. Todd has extensive experience with the leasing industry, including consumer automobile leasing, fleet leasing and equipment leasing. In this regard, he worked with businesses to implement indirect tax and exemption certificate systems, integrate process assessments and improvements, and provide state audit representation.

Prior to joining PwC, Todd was with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Office of Chief Counsel, where he focused on various tax litigation and policy matters. Todd obtained a JD degree from The Dickinson School of Law and a BS degree from Syracuse University. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also holds a Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

Todd has presented numerous papers and speeches on multistate tax issues before the Tax Executives Institute, Institute of Professionals in Taxation, Council on State Taxation, Federation of Tax Administrators, Multistate Tax Commission, Tax Section of the American Bar Association, American Society of Association Executives and various state bar and CPA groups. He also has authored several articles for the Journal of S Corporation Taxation and The Research Institute of America.

Joseph Hargrove
adjunct professor


Joe Hargrove is a Principal in KPMG’s Tax Practice. Joe is the National Financial Services Industry Tax Leader and Business Unit Partner in Charge of the NY Metro Financial Services Tax Practice of KPMG. Joe has 30 years of experience focusing on the taxation of financial institutions generally and on international tax issues. Prior to rejoining KPMG, Joe was Managing Director, Deputy Chief Tax Officer and Director of Tax Planning at Citigroup. Joe has experience with a wide range of tax issues, including:

U.S. and International Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
Restructuring domestic and international businesses
Analyzing income, withholding and indirect tax implications of cross border business transactions
Foreign tax credit planning
U.S., state and local, and foreign tax audits
Tax accounting for publicly issued financial statements, including transactional analysis and tax accounting processes.
Transfer pricing issues in the U.S. and outside the U.S.

Education, Licenses & Certifications

Columbia University, MBA

New York University School of Law, L.L.M.

Villanova University School of Law, J.D.

St. John’s University, College of Business Administration, B.S.

Richard S. Hyman
adjunct professor


Mr. Hyman is the leader of Deloitte’s Philadelphia International Tax practice and has nearly twenty years of experience with the Firm in serving multinational companies across diverse industries and sectors. During this time, Richard has advised clients on international mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, tax efficient supply chain and financing structures and other global tax and treasury enhancement strategies in Asia, Europe and the Americas while closely collaborating with his clients’ cross-functional leadership.

Mr. Hyman's areas of expertise include global tax minimization, foreign tax credit management, repatriation strategies, international tax attribute studies and accounting for income taxes. He is the national leader of Deloitte Tax’s International Tax ASC 740 group and has worked with some of the Firm’s largest clients in the resolution of complex tax accounting issues. Mr. Hyman is a CPA in Pennsylvania and frequent speaker on various international tax topics.


B.S. 1992 University of Delaware

M.S.T. 2001 Villanova University

Joseph Karczewski
adjunct professor


Joe Karczewski has over 25 years of federal tax planning experience serving private equity firms, private and public companies and wealthy families. He serves as the Regional Managing Director for the Central Region and is Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors.

Before joining Andersen Tax, Joe was a partner at Arthur Andersen and KPMG where he participated on various specialty teams, and served as the market leader for the Technology, Media and Communications Industry Practice in Chicago. Joe also served as a principal at Lake Capital Partners.

Joe advises clients on matters such as:

Overall business structure planning including choice of entity, utilization of hybrid structures to increase after-tax cash flow and create additional value upon exit
Mergers and acquisition transactions and due diligence
Utilization of S corporations, partnerships and private equity fund structures
Family business structure and succession planning
Overall financial and tax planning for successful families including multi-generation estate and trust tax planning

Joe is a frequent speaker to professional organizations on tax planning highlights and current tax developments. He is also a member of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Board of Managers as well as a member of the external relationships committee. The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living.


Loyola University, BBS (Public Accounting with a concentration in Mathematics)

DePaul University, JD


American Institute of CPAs

Illinois CPA Society

American Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Board Member, a charitable organization

Susan Mooradian
adjunct professor


Susan is a Partner with the Financial Services Tax Practice of PwC and is the firm’s leading expert on the taxation of mortgage banks. She has more than 25 years experience in the financial services industry, and serves many large banking and mortgage banking clients advising on a wide range of issues.

Susan has substantial experience in areas such areas as accounting for income taxes, securitizations, derivatives, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, REMICs and REITs, mortgage servicing rights, bad debts and mark to market.  She also has experience with regulatory requirements for banks.

She has spoken on tax matters affecting the banking industry at various industry conferences including those sponsored by the Mortgage Banking Association. In addition, Susan has taught several courses at PwC’s training programs.

Prior to joining PwC, she worked in Industry and was responsible for all aspects of managing a corporate tax department including the development of tax planning strategies, mergers and acquisitions, accounting for income taxes, and federal, state and foreign tax compliance.

Her current and past clients include: Freddie Mac, PNC, TD Bank, Santander, Rabobank, Fortress, GMAC, and Sallie Mae.


Master of Science in Taxation - Bryant University

Master of Arts in Teaching - Rhode Island College

Certified Public Accountant - University of Rhode Island

CPA licensed in Rhode Island, Virginia and Pennsylvania

Ralph Pike
adjunct professor


Ralph Pike, with over 19 years of experience in serving clients, practices in the firm’s Private Client Services area with a concentration on individual income, estate and gift taxation. His responsibilities include providing comprehensive tax planning solutions to high net worth clients and family office clients, on tax issues relating to:

Individual income tax
S corporations
Limited liability companies
Estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes
Fiduciary income tax

Before joining Andersen Tax, Ralph was with Arthur Andersen and KPMG, where in addition to his client responsibilities in Chicago, he also served in several firmwide roles including a two-year tour of service in the firm’s Washington National Tax Office.

Ralph has served on the Estates, Gifts and Trusts Committee of the Illinois CPA Society.


Northern Illinois University, BS (Accounting)
University of Illinois Law School, JD


Illinois CPA Society

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  • Phillip Pillar
    adjunct professor


    Phil is a Managing Director for Grant Thornton’s Tax Practice Policy & Quality (“TPQ”) in its Philadelphia office.  The bulk of Phil’s tax career has concentrated on IRS Practice and Procedure. For over seven years he served as a trial attorney in the Office of Regional Counsel or District Counsel, IRS – four of them as a “Special Trial Attorney” based in Philadelphia where he assisted and represented IRS in large corporate civil tax examinations, appeals and litigation. He led trials of precedent-setting cases in the financial service industry and participated in significant reported and unreported decisions in cases involving retail, pharmaceutical, chemical, automobile, entertainment and communications industries.

    As the first Director of a global accounting firm’s Mid-Atlantic Area IRS Practice and Procedure services, Phil worked with many of the Fortune 500 taxpayers in the region in resolving their federal tax controversies and managing their federal tax risks. Phil was involved in ground-breaking cases using techniques such as the IRS pilot program for “Fast Track Settlement.”

    Through his professional practice and his long-standing commitment to the ABA Tax Section, including chairing the Administrative Practice Committee, Phil has maintained good, close relationships with IRS LB&I executives, Office of Chief Counsel attorneys, and numerous management, examination and appeals personnel throughout the nation.

    Prior to joining the firm, Phil was a shareholder in the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, a Director of Tax Controversy and Risk Management Services Practice at Ernst & Young, and a Special Trial Attorney in the Office of the Chief Counsel at the IRS.

    Phil continues to focus his career on representing and advising clients in federal, state and international tax issues before tax authorities and courts.


    L.L.M., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

    J.D., University of Texas School of Law

    B.A., University of Texas

    Joseph E. Ronan, Jr.
    adjunct professor


    Joseph Ronan is a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP.

    Joseph concentrates his practice on public and private company employee benefits and executive compensation issues, as well as tax matters related to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other corporate transactions. A former in-house attorney in a major international telecommunications company, Joseph focuses on qualified and nonqualified compensation and retirement plans, executive and equity compensation, and benefits finance matters. His clients range from Fortune 100 companies to emerging growth and technology companies.

    Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Joseph held a senior position in the law department of a Fortune 50 company. As a result, he has experience with benefits and corporate tax issues associated with M&A, dispositions, and joint ventures as well as tax audit and controversy matters, including state and local tax issues. Joseph has held leadership positions with Haverford College, Friends Select School, Philabundance, Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and the Tax Sections of the American Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association.


    B.A. 1976 Haverford College

    J.D. 1979

    LL.M. 1983 New York University

    Michael E. Steinsaltz
    adjunct professor


    Michael E. Steinsaltz is the Managing Partner of Deloitte’s Philadelphia International Tax Group and the national leader of our International Tax Accounting for Income Taxes practice.  He brings over seventeen years of experience in corporate taxation and over eleven years of experience in international taxation.  He serves large multinational companies in numerous industry sectors such as specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, consumer business, manufacturing, and paper. Michael is one of the Firm’s leading practitioners in the area of international tax provision process and technology, and FAS 109 technical matters.  He is also a leading strategist in international tax structuring and is a member of the Firm’s International Tax Think Tank.

    Michael's areas of expertise include global tax minimization, foreign tax credit management, repatriation strategies, international tax compliance, and FAS 109 accounting for income taxes.  He has advised clients on tax efficient global supply chain structures, including low tax manufacturing strategies, and other global effective tax rate minimization strategies. He has commented to the IRS on proposed regulations in the area of taxation of foreign branches.  Michael has spoken before such organizations as Center for Business Intelligence, Tax Executives Institute, Executive Enterprises and the International Fiscal Association, and has spoken at various Deloitte’s International Tax client events.

    Marissa M. Tribuiani
    adjunct professor.

    Marissa M. Tribuiani is a member of the Private Client Practice at Dechert LLP. Marissa focuses her practice on private client matters, including estate planning, estate and trust administration, income, estate and gift tax planning, planning for retirement assets, and charitable giving. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and New Jersey Bar, and is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Pennsylvania.


    Villanova University, B.Accy., B.S.B.A., 2008, summa cum laude

    Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2012, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif

    Villanova University School of Law, Master of Law, Taxation, 2013

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