Professor Michael B. Lang was the founding Director of Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law’s Tax LL.M. Program. A graduate of Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, he is a member of the Pennsylvania and Illinois Bars and practiced in Chicago and Philadelphia. He has taught at nine law schools, at both the JD and LL.M. level, including Utah, Washington University (St. Louis), Loyola (Los Angeles), Miami and San Diego. He was on the University of Maine Law School faculty for 19 years, where he served at various times as Associate Dean, as Chair of the University of Southern Maine Faculty Senate and on the University’s Board of Visitors. His extensive work with the ABA Section of Taxation has included chairing its Committees on Teaching Taxation, Standards of Tax Practice, and Tax Practice Management. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Committee on Tax Policy and Simplification. He also served on the Section’s Task Force on Patented Tax Strategies. Professor Lang is an elected Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a former Chair of the Section on Post-Graduate Legal Education of the Association of American Law Schools. His publications range from articles in leading tax periodicals, such as THE TAX LAWYER, TAX LAW REVIEW, FLORIDA TAX REVIEW, BNA TAX MANAGEMENT MEMORANDUM and TAX NOTES, and law reviews to a treatise on FEDERAL TAX ELECTIONS (with Colleen Khoury), and more than three decades of compiling the INDEX TO FEDERAL TAX ARTICLES (with Isa Lang). He has also co-authored two textbooks for graduate tax students, FEDERAL TAX ACCOUNTING (2d ed. 2011), and REGULATION OF TAX PRACTICE, (2d ed. 2016) and a BNA Tax Management Portfolio, TAX PLANNING PATENTS (2010). Professor Lang is a frequent speaker and recognized expert on ethical, disciplinary, malpractice and related issues affecting tax lawyers and other tax practitioners.
Areas of Interest/Courses Taught: Federal Income Taxation, Ethics in Tax Practice and Corporate Taxation