Faculty - Taxation of Cross-Border Investment LL.M.



John R Anzivino

Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Program in Taxation


(305) 987-4213
John Anzivino is a principal at Kaufman Rossin and leads the firm’s estate, trust, and exempt organizations practice. With more than 45 years of experience in the estate and trust field, he has advised a wide range of clients on complex estate and gift planning strategies. Prior to joining Kaufman Rossin, Mr. Anzivino worked as a trust...

Luis Ernesto Arritola



(305) 284-5492
Luis E. Arritola, MBA, JD, CPA, is the Internal Revenue Service’s Appeals Team Manager (Domestic Income Tax) for South Florida and Ohio. He is a member of the Florida Bar, American Bar Association, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Arritola's government service spans more than 40 years and has covered...

Matthew Berman



Matthew Berman is a Managing Director in Deloitte’s International Tax Services Group. He earned a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an LL.M in Taxation from New York University. Mr. Berman has worked in the international tax arena for over twenty years and advises businesses and individuals on the tax...

William S Blatt

Professor of Law


(305) 284-3644
William S. Blatt, Professor of Law, earned an A.B. from Dartmouth College in 1978, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1982. He previously served as legislation counsel for the Joint Committee on Taxation, United States Congress. After law school, Professor Blatt was law clerk to Judge Antonin Scalia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of...

Jim Border



(954) 328-4347
James Border has practiced tax since 1979 with a broad-based experience in state, federal, international and foreign taxes. For over 30 years, Mr. Border has represented companies in international transportation as the chief tax officer and senior tax counsel for Carnival Corporation & plc, and in private practice and through global trade...

Christopher W Boyette



(305) 284-5567
Mr. Boyett chairs Holland & Knight's Private Wealth Services Group in South Florida, advises wealthy families throughout Florida on sophisticated estate planning strategies and options, and counsels family businesses on succession planning and tax planning. Additionally, he advises both institutional and individual clients on estate and...

Michael Bruno



(954) 683-4333
Michael Bruno focuses his practice on domestic and international tax planning for multinational companies, funds, and entrepreneurial families. He has written numerous articles on international tax planning and frequently submits comments on regulatory promulgations. As a strong proponent for pro bono legal services, Bruno founded the...

Sergio Garcia-Pages



(305) 807-7319
Sergio Garcia-Pages works for BDO USA LLP as a Tax Managing Director. He retired as Senior Counsel with the Office of the Chief Counsel, IRS (Southern Florida) on January 3, 2020.  During his long tenure with IRS, he assisted revenue agents in the examination of transactions with various levels of complexity involving different types of...

Jonathan Keith Hagan



Keith Hagan is a Partner at McDermott Will & Emery, where he provides practical tax and commercial advice to cross-border and domestic transactions involving development and infrastructure projects, public M&A, and private equity. Keith has experience with federal tax incentives including qualified opportunity funds (QOFs), energy...

Kevin M Hennessey



(305) 284-5567
Kevin M. Hennessey is a retired partner of the Washington National Tax Office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Mr. Hennessey has authored numerous articles for such publications as Tax Advisor, Journal of Bank Taxation, Journal of Taxation, and Practical Tax Strategies. He is the co-author of The Consolidated Tax Return, now in its 6th edition,...

Shaina Kamen

Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Program in Taxation


Ms. Kamen is a partner at Holland & Knight LLP. She advises clients on all aspects of estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, and serves as general counsel to high-net-worth individuals and multigenerational families. Ms. Kamen is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and is admitted to...

Karen Lapekas



Karen J. Lapekas is a principal at Lapekas Law, P.A. where she focuses on tax litigation and tax controversy. She litigates matters in the U.S. Tax Court and U.S. District Court (S.D. Fla.) and represents clients in audit, collection, and compliance matters before the IRS and Florida Department of Revenue, and NY State Dept. of...

Rahul Ranadive



Rahul P. Ranadive is a Shareholder at Carlton Fields, with nearly 20 years of experience advising international high net-worth families on global estate and trust planning, private banking, and other personal tax matters. Rahul counsels nonresident individuals and foreign corporations seeking to invest and do business in the United States. He...

Michelle Robles



Michelle M. Robles is an Associate Area Counsel for the Large Business & International Division at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Miami, Florida. She has worked for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel for over 10 years and specializes in federal tax litigation. During her time with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel Ms. Robles also worked as a...

Jeffrey L Rubinger



(305) 284-5567
Jeffrey L. Rubinger practices in the area of domestic and international taxation. He has been involved in tax planning for cross border mergers and acquisitions, international restructurings and joint ventures, and in the use of financial products in cross-border settings. Mr. Rubinger has experience in a broad range of transactions involving...

Joseph Schimmel



(305) 670-0201 x112
Joseph Barry Schimmel is a shareholder in the law firm of Cohen, Chase, Hoffman & Schimmel, PA, in Miami, Florida, concentrating his practice in business and individual tax planning, and tax controversy. He is Florida Bar Board Certified in Taxation Law. Mr. Schimmel is past Chair of the Tax Section of The Florida Bar, and past Chair of the...

Mark Scott

Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Program in Taxation


(305) 857-6768
Mark Scott is an estate and trust services principal at Kaufman Rossin. He focuses on creating and implementing intricate estate and gift planning strategies, leveraging the applicable exclusion, for clients in various industries. In addition to developing estate plans, Mr. Scott provides clients with trust tax planning as well as estate and...

Nicole D Scott



(305) 284-5567
Nichole D. Scott is a partner at Holland & Knight. Ms. Scott develops and implements various structures for the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next and works with families to ensure that their wealth is preserved for as long as possible. At Miami Law Ms. Scott teaches in the area of Federal Wealth Transfer Tax in...

Stephen Shay

Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Program in Taxation


Stephen Shay is the Paulus Endowment Senior Tax Fellow and Adjunct Professor at Boston College Law School. He has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs in the United States Department of the Treasury and is a retired partner of Ropes & Gray LLP where he practiced as a tax partner for over two decades. He has been...

Andrew P Solomon



Andrew Solomon, now of counsel and recently retired, was for many years a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Tax Group. He has had a broad-based practice, involving both tax planning and dispute resolution. Mr. Solomon served as managing partner of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Tax Group for 17 years, coordinating the...

Dana Trier

Interim Director, Taxation and Taxation of Cross-Border Investment LL.M. Programs


Dana Trier is the Interim Director for Miami Law's Graduate Program in Taxation and the Graduate Program in Taxation of Cross-Border Investments. He is a retired tax partner of Davis Polk & Wardwell, who currently serves as senior counsel in Davis Polk’s Tax Department in New York City. His practice...

Patricia D White

Professor of Law
Dean Emerita; Co-Director, Sports Law Track - Graduate Program in Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M.


(305) 284-2394
Patricia D. White is a Professor of Law and was the University of Miami School of Law's eleventh dean from 2009-2019. Her legal career spans over four decades as an attorney and educator.  She was the first woman law school dean in Arizona and the longest serving one in the history of Arizona State University’s...

Jennifer J Wioncek



Jennifer Wioncek is a Partner in the Tax & Estate Planning Group at Bilzen Sumberg. She is recognized in domestic and international trust and estate planning for high net worth international private clients and their families. She holds a STEP TEP designation and is an esteemed ACTEC...