Conference Speaker Biographies

David Milman, Professor of Law, University of Lancaster, UK

David Milman has pursued his research in Partnership Law for over 35 years. He was the co author of Modern Partnership Law (1983, Croom Helm). He has published substantial articles on the subject in The Company Lawyer and has provided regular knowledge exchange pieces in Sweet and Maxwell’s Company Law Newsletter. He has contributed Chapters 6,7 and 8 over three editions of Palmer’s Limited Liability Partnership Law, with the third edition being published by Sweet and Maxwell in 2017. David Milman is a Professor of Law at Lancaster University and a Professorial associate at Exchange Chambers.

 

Jonathan Hardman, Honorary Lecturer, University of Glasgow, UK and Solicitor, Dickson Minto, Edinburgh

Jonathan is a solicitor in full time private practice in Edinburgh and honorary lecturer at the University of Glasgow. His research interests include partnership law, company law, corporate transactions and law and economics.

 

Geoffrey Morse, Professor of Law, University of Birmingham, UK

Geoffrey Morse is currently the Professor of Corporate and Tax Law at the University of Birmingham having previously been the Professor of Company Law at the University of Nottingham (from 1988 to 2004) where he was also for a time head of the law school and warden of Rutland Hall of Residence. He has been teaching company law, tax law and partnership law at university level for nearly 50 years.

His principal publications include Palmer’s Company Law and Palmer’s LLP Law, of both of which he is the principal editor. He has also been the joint editor of seven editions of Davies, Principles of Tax Law and has written eight editions of his book Partnership and LLP Law. He is also the author of numerous articles on company law, tax law and partnership law.

 

Jason Ellis, Senior Lecturer in law, Nottingham Trent University

Over 25 years in Higher Education, teaching law at graduate, post-graduate and professional level. Particular interest in Company and Insolvency law. Articles published in the Journal of Business law, the Insolvency law Journal and Company Lawyer. Editor of Business and Company Legislation published by CLP and co-author of Business Law, an LPC guide, published by OUP.

 

Brad Borden, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, USA

Bradley T. Borden. Brad is a Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School where he teaches Federal Income Taxation, Partnership Taxation, Taxation of Real Estate Transactions, and Unincorporated Business Organizations. Before entering the legal academy, he practiced law at Oppenheimer, Blend, Harrison & Tate, Inc., in San Antonio, Texas. He now frequently works as an expert witness or consultant in cases related to partnership and real estate taxation and aspects of partnership and LLC agreements, and he is Of Counsel with the New York law firm of Tjong & Hsia, LLP.

Brad is the author of several books and numerous articles in leading tax and legal journals. His books include FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION, (Foundation Press, 7th ed. 2017, with Martin J. McMahon, Jr., Daniel L. Simmons & Dennis J. Ventry, Jr.); FEDERAL TAXATION OF CORPORATIONS AND CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS (Aspen Publishers 2018, with Steven A. Dean); LIMITED LIABILITY ENTITIES: A STATE BY STATE GUIDE TO LLCS, LPS AND LLPS (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 2012, seven annual updates, with Robert J. Rhee); TAXATION AND BUSINESS PLANNING FOR PARTNERSHIPS AND LLCS (Aspen Publishers 2017); TAXATION AND BUSINESS PLANNING FOR REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS (Carolina Academic Press, 2nd ed. 2017); and TAX-FREE LIKE-KIND EXCHANGES (Civic Research Institute, 2nd ed. 2015). He is also preparing manuscripts for LLCS AND PARTNERSHIPS: LAW, FINANCE, TAX, AND PLANNING and UNINCORPORATED BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS: A PRACTICE APPROACH (Aspen Publishers). His articles are published in professional journals, such as Business Entities, The Journal of Taxation, Probate and Property, Real Estate Finance Journal, Real Estate Taxation, Tax Management Real Estate Journal, and Tax Notes, and law reviews, such as Brooklyn Law Review, Florida Law Review, Florida Tax Review, Georgia Law Review, Houston Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Kansas Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, The Tax Lawyer, and Virginia Tax Review. He is also columnist for Journal of Passthrough Entities. He has given more than 200 presentations on topics related to his scholarship.

Brad is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the American College of Tax Counsel. He is an active member of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Bradley T. Borden. Brad is a Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School where he teaches Federal Income Taxation, Partnership Taxation, Taxation of Real Estate Transactions, and Unincorporated Business Organizations. Before entering the legal academy, he practiced law at Oppenheimer, Blend, Harrison & Tate, Inc., in San Antonio, Texas. He now frequently works as an expert witness or consultant in cases related to partnership and real estate taxation and aspects of partnership and LLC agreements, and he is Of Counsel with the New York law firm of Tjong & Hsia, LLP.

 

Brett Freudenberg, Associate Professor of Law, Griffith University, Australia

Brett Freudenberg is an Associate Professor – Taxation at Griffith University (Australia). Brett is known for his research expertise in the tax law and policy issues facing private enterprises, as evidenced by his Fulbright Scholarship (2006) and over 60 refereed publications in leading Australian and international journals. Associate Professor Freudenberg’s research has analysed whether Australia should introduce a tax flow-through company, the tax treatment of discretionary trusts and the motivation for choice of business structure. His research has also considered the tax issues confronting private enterprises in terms of superannuation compliance, reforms for enterprises in the arts sector, as well as to facilitate Islamic finance.

Brett has also successfully supervised Honours and PhD students who have researched into the areas of tax literacy, effective use of debt, Australia’s superannuation system, as well as how private enterprises are affected by GST in terms of their cash flow, compliance cost and complexity.

Brett is passionate about education being a transformative process, and his effectiveness as a teacher has been recognised through five national awards (including the award of two Australian Learning and Teaching Council citations: 2008 & 2011). He is also a meticulous and rigorous scholar in learning and teaching with numerous refereed publications in the areas of work-integrated learning, self-efficacy, generic capabilities and information literacy. He seeks to innovate the tertiary curriculum by arguing for greater education for business students in terms of trust law, SMSFs, as well as legal literacy broadly.

Prior to commencing with Griffith University, Brett was a senior taxation consultant with KPMG and a lawyer with Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Brett's research is available at: http://ssrn.com/author=498263

 

Marco Speranzin, Professor of Law, University of Padua, Italy

  • Graduation in Law in 1998, at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, 110/110 summa cum laude, discussing a thesis in Company law which won the “Andrea Arena” prize as best company law’s thesis “Shareholders’ agreements”.
  • PhD in company law in 2003, April.
  • From 2006, October, appointed as Associate Professor of company law at Business Faculty, Udine University.
  • From 2010, February, appointed as Professor of advanced company law at Banking Sciences Faculty, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano.
  • From 2015, February, appointed as Full Professor of Business law at Padua University.
  • Visiting Professor at the Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Privat- und Wirtschaftsrecht Heidelberg University, Germany; Lecturer in “Introduction to Italian civil and commercial law” at Bielefeld University, Germany; Lecturer in “Italian banking law” at Warsaw University, Poland.
  • · Visiting Professor at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.

 

Iris Wuisman, Professor of Law, University of Leiden, Netherlands

 

Iris Wuisman

Professor of Company Law at Leiden University with special interest in future business structures.

Since 2011 Iris Wuisman is Professor of Company Law at Leiden University and was formerly an entrepreneur and lawyer. She is interested in the broad area of company law, comparative law and European company law, given her active involvement in international education and research. Iris Wuisman is particularly interested in how entrepreneurship can be best facilitated with innovative legal forms. She performs research into the effects of societal developments on the future of work and the impact on how people organise themselves in business structures. Currently, her research focuses on the (potential) influence of blockchain, and new business models on collaboration and the future of business structures. She is a member of the team of COALA an international taskforce on blockchain. She is an expert in the field of liability aspects of partnerships and performs research into non-lawyer ownership. Together with Rogier Wolf, she recently contributed to the Directors and Officers Liability Project of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law. Iris is a board member of the Association for Corporate Litigation and the Foundation for the professional education of legal counsels.

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