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IRS Chief Counsel Selects Gregg D. Polsky as 2007-2008 Professor in Residence

IR-2007-111, June 5, 2007

WASHINGTON –– Internal Revenue Service Chief Counsel Donald L. Korb has selected Gregg D. Polsky as the 2007-2008 Professor in Residence. He succeeds Calvin Johnson, whose term as Professor in Residence concluded on May 31, 2007.

Polsky is a nationally known scholar who recently joined the faculty at Florida State University’s College of Law as the Sheila M. McDevitt Professor of Law after serving for six years on the faculty at the University of Minnesota Law School.   Before entering academia, Polsky practiced with the law firm of White & Case, LLP, in its Miami office. Polsky received his J.D. and LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law.

Polsky is one of four authors of the forthcoming casebook, Federal Income Taxation of Individuals, 6th Edition.  He has authored numerous law review articles on tax law and policy and is a frequent contributor to such leading tax publications as Tax Notes and the Journal of Taxation. 

The Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel revived its Professor in Residence program earlier this year. Dormant since the late 1980s, the program provides some of the nation’s top legal academicians the opportunity to contribute to the development of legal tax policy and administration. Reporting directly to the Chief Counsel, the Professor in Residence provides advice and assistance on a wide array of legal issues within the scope of his or her expertise.

Polsky will begin his nine month term as Professor in Residence in September.

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