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Faculty Highlight: Professor James Delaney Recognized by the American College of Tax Counsel as a Fellow

May 30, 2018

Professor James M. Delaney, the Winston S. Howard Distinguished Professor of Law and Federal Tax Law expert at the University of Wyoming College of Law, was recently honored by the Board of Regents of the American College of Tax Counsel who elected Professor Delaney as Fellow of the College.

The American College of Tax Counsel was formed to elevate professional standards in the practice of tax law, stimulate knowledge, provide for input by the tax bar into the development of tax laws, and to facilitate the scholarly discussion and examination of tax policy issues.  Membership in the College is an honor limited to a maximum of 700 tax attorneys nationwide.  The Board of Regents elected Professor Delaney based upon his active involvement in the work of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association and his numerous presentations at tax conferences, which are national, regional, and statewide.  The Regents also considered Professor Delaney’s scholarly publications, extensive teaching experience in the field of tax law, and his previous service to the United States Judiciary as Counsel to the Chief Judge of the United States Tax Court as well as his service as an Attorney Advisor to the Honorable Judge Robert P. Ruwe, Judge, United States Tax Court.

Professor Delaney was appointed as the Winston Howard Distinguished Professor of Law in  2017 after serving as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of the College of Law.  He was originally appointed as assistant professor in the College of Law on August 26, 2003. Before joining the Wyoming faculty, Professor Delaney worked at Perkins Coie, LLP, Seattle, Washington. At Perkins Coie, LLP, he advised international and domestic clients in the areas of corporate, partnership and personal U.S. federal tax law. Professor Delaney graduated from the University of Florida College of Law with an LL.M. in Taxation after completing his Juris Doctorate at Gonzaga University School of Law.

Professor Delaney’s teaching and research interests are focused on domestic and international tax law. He teaches courses on federal income taxation, corporate taxation, partnership taxation, estate & gift taxation, estate planning and contracts law.

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