Expert, Experienced Faculty
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
Michael W. Bender
RSM McGladrey, Inc.
Tax Research and Writing
Kevin BressPessin Katz Law, P.A.
Phone: 410.339.6767Elder Law
Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts
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.
Honorable Howard A. DawsonJudge, U.S. Tax Court
Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
Tax Exempt Organizations
Arturo EstradaOffice of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
Fundamentals of Federal Income Tax I
Introduction to the Taxation of Financial Products
Honorable Maurice B. FoleyJudge, U.S. Tax Court
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.
Samuel D. HandwergerHandwerger, Cardegna, Funkhouser and Lurman, P.A.
Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts
Sam Handwerger is a shareholder of the CPA firm Handwerger, Cardegna, Funkhouser and Lurman. He received his undergraduate degree in accountancy from the University of Maryland, Sam holds the degree of Master of Sciene in Taxation from the University of Baltimore.
Katrina C. Kamantauskas-HolderHolder Law Group LLC
Qualified Pension and Profit Sharing Plans
Katrina Kamantauskas-Holder has been a member of Towson-based Holder Law Group LLC since its inception in 2002, and has been a practicing ERISA attorney since 1989. Katrina concentrates on tax-qualified retirement, deferred compensation and welfare plans for small and large businesses and tax-exempt employers. She frequently advises clients on general plan administration and compliance issues, including non-discrimination testing for pension and 401(k) plans and IRS and Department of Labor correction programs for administrative errors. She also works with clients involved in mergers and acquisitions and other workforce changes that necessitate a redesign or termination of employee benefit programs. Katrina is the Co-chair of the Maryland State Bar Association's Employee Benefits Subcommittee, and past chair of the Maryland State Bar Association's Section of Taxation. She received her J.D. summa cum laude from Vermont Law School in 1988.
Multi State Tax Commission
Current and Local State Tax Policy Issues: Advanced Seminar
State and Local Taxation
Jeffrey A. MarkowitzMiles and Stockbridge
Advanced Real Estate Taxation
Jeff Markowitz is a member of the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Miles & Stockbridge P.C. and engages in a wide range of sophisticated tax areas. He has represented companies ranging from multi-national corporations engaged in mergers and acquisitions to start-up entrepreneurial clients. Jeff has provided tax and business structuring advice on strategic joint ventures, creative employee equity compensation and cross border tax planning. His practice also includes sophisticated tax structuring to minimize state and local taxes including sales taxes, state income taxes and recordation and transfer taxes. Jeff often advises on complicated mergers and acquisitions, structuring and sophisticated equity and debt financing. Jeff's practice also includes international tax advice, including both U.S. companies operating offshore, and non-U.S. companies with U.S. business operations.
Jeff has advised several privately held entrepreneurial companies regarding limited liability company structuring to combine income and estate planning whereby older generation ownership can pass growth through to younger generations with minimal gift and income tax consequences, and complex corporate joint ventures. Jeff's practice also includes sophisticated real estate transactions, including tax-free exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, structuring transactions to ensure capital gains treatment on real property proposed for development and structuring real estate joint ventures
Darren J. Mills
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.
Stuart RombroRosenberg,Martin, Greenberg LLP
Christopher SchoenDewey and LeBoeuf L.L.P.
Daryl J. Sidle
Baxter, Baker, Sidle and Conn, P.A.
Estate and Gift Taxation
John B. Snyder, IIIjsnyder@ubalt.edu
410.730.3911Tax Practice and Procedure
Tax Research & Writing
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.
Larry StraussLarry Strauss, ESQ, CPA and Associates
Honorable Stephen Swift
Judge, U.S. Tax Court
Tax Practice and Procedure
Mildeen G. Worrell
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.