Professor of Taxation and Accounting
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Professor West is a full-time faculty member at FDU since 1997. He holds an LLM in taxation from NYU Law School, a JD from Vanderbilt Law School, where he served as an editor on Law Review, and is also a CPA and CFP. He is a member of the NY, NJ and CT bars (inactive status), and is admitted to practice before the Tax Court and the US Supreme Court.
Professor West’s professional background includes employment with the wall street law firm of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene and MacRae, and American Express Tax Services (formerly GGK and now McGladrey). His tax articles have appeared in The CPA Journal, Journal of Accountancy, Practical Tax Strategies, The Tax Adviser, Taxation for Accountants, Tax Strategies, and The Tax Magazine.
At FDU, Professor West regularly teaches tax courses in Practice and Procedure, Taxation of S Corporations, Adv. Federal Tax, Adv. Corp. Taxation, Compensation, Estate & Gift Planning, and Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts. In 2000, Professor West was bestowed The Teacher of the Year Award in the Silberman College of Business.
L.L.A., taxation, New York University Law School; J.D., law, Vanderbilt Law School; C.P.A, N.Y.S