The faculty who teach in the program not only are experts in tax, but also are experienced teachers who know how to lead students through a challenging and rewarding curriculum. Included among the graduate tax faculty are full-time School of Law faculty, prominent practitioners in the Baltimore-Washington area, IRS officials, and judges with the U.S. Tax Court.
Fred B. Brown, associate professor of law and director of the Graduate Tax Program
Walter D. Schwidetzky, professor of law
RSM McGladrey, Inc.
Tax Research and Writing
Mr. Bress has been practicing in the estate planning field since graduating law school and has been a principal member of Pessin Katz Law, P.A. since 1993. His broad-based tax background serves his clients well when drafting wills, administering estates and giving elder law planning advice.
He has headed his law firm’s Estate and Elder Law departments over the years and represents clients throughout Maryland.
Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
Tax Exempt Organizations
Prior to the appointment to the Court, Judge Foley was an attorney for the Legislation and Regulations Division of the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Finance, and Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Treasury's Office of Tax Policy. Appointed by President Clinton as Judge, United States Tax Court, on April 9, 1995, for a term ending April 8, 2010. Reappointed on November 25, 2011, for a term ending November 24, 2026
Walsh and Company, P.A.
Multi State Tax Commission
Current and Local State Tax Policy Issues: Advanced Seminar
State and Local Taxation
Argy Wiltes and Robinson, PC
Darren has more than 15 years of tax experience, largely working with corporations and flow-through entities. Darren’s clients consist of middle market businesses and large multi-nationals. He has significant experience with manufacturing and distribution companies and complex structures.
Darren has assisted numerous companies with their international expansion plans, restructuring, integration, repatriation, and exit strategies. Darren’s experience includes assisting in the development of tools for performing foreign tax credit optimizations; seeking letter rulings from the National Office of the IRS; representing taxpayers before the IRS; identifying a significant phantom tax gain in the hundred of millions of dollars and assisting the client in properly deferring that gain; identifying a significant interest expense deduction under the OID rules; and working with the fair market value election for foreign tax credit purposes.
Prior to joining Argy, Darren’s experience includes international accounting firms practicing in their international tax departments as well as boutique firms providing largely tax only services. In addition, Darren is an adjunct professor of graduate tax courses at Seton Hall University. Darren has presented to the New Jersey chapter of Tax Executives Institute on both international tax issues and merger and acquisition issues.
Smith and Downey PA
Welfare Benefit Plans
Scott is an attorney in Smith and Downey, P.A.’s Baltimore office. Scott's practice deals with all aspects of employee benefits and executive compensation law, including all aspects of ERISA. He has experience in designing, drafting and providing advice concerning all types of employee benefit and executive compensation programs, including tax-qualified retirement plans, non-tax-qualified deferred compensation plans and all types of welfare benefit programs.
Baxter, Baker, Sidle and Conn, P.A.
Estate and Gift Taxation
410.730.3911Tax Practice and Procedure
Professor Snyder received his J.D., with honors, from Duke University School of Law in 2000. From 2000 to 2005, he worked at the Department of Justice, Tax Division as a Trial Attorney, litigating civil tax cases involving a wide range of tax and procedural issues in the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts. In 2006, he became a Clinical Fellow with the University of Baltimore Tax Clinic, where he supervised J.D. students as they handled tax controversy matters before the IRS and the U.S. Tax Court. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Graduate Tax Program faculty, teaching courses in Tax Practice and Procedure and Tax Research and Writing.
Judge, U.S. Tax Court
Tax Practice and Procedure
Vice Chair - ERISA Advisory Council, Department of Labor
Advanced Qualified Pension and Profit Sharing Plans
Mildeen Worrell served as Tax and Benefits Counsel for the Committee on Ways and Means, and as Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, for more than 18 years. She has more than two decades of public policy, legal and legislative experience.