Steve R. Johnson, the University Professor, practiced law with Willkie Farr & Gallagher and the Internal Revenue Service. Professor Johnson is a nationally recognized scholar on tax litigation and procedure, including legislative and administrative law topics in tax.
“The national aspirations of the United States will not be achieved without a vibrant and growing business sector. Lawyers are key members of the team for all successful businesses. In my tax courses, I stress close reading of statutory text and awareness of the policy dimensions and institutional relationships that influence interpretation of the tax laws and shape their evolution. I also emphasize the need to balance business realities with tax objectives and the role of the tax attorney in adding value to his or her clients’ transactions.”
Tax Statutory Interpretation in the United States, in Legal Interpretation of Tax Law (Robert van Brederode & Richard
Krever, editors) (Kluwer Law International) (forthcoming 2013)
Reforming Federal Tax Litigation: An Agenda, 41 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. _