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March 16, 2005

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Allegra Young, UT Law communications, (512) 917-9159.

Professor Robert Peroni Named Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel

Honored for substantial contributions to the profession

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas School of Law announced today that Professor Robert Peroni, the Parker C. Fielder Regents Professor in Tax Law, has been elected a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. Fewer than four percent of attorneys in the tax or tax-related field are so honored by their peers.

The American College of Tax Law is a professional association of tax lawyers in private practice, in law school teaching positions and in government, who are recognized for their excellence in tax practice and for their substantial contributions and commitment to the profession.

The College is composed of approximately 700 fellows chosen by their peers in recognition of their outstanding reputations and contributions in the field of tax law. The college is governed by a Board of Regents consisting of one Regent from each federal judicial circuit and two Regents at large.

About Professor Peroni

Professor Peroni joined the Texas faculty in 2003 and his primary areas of teaching and scholarship are federal income taxation, international taxation, natural resource taxation, and professional responsibility. He is one of the nation’s top scholars in international taxation. He is a co-author of four books and has written many articles on taxation and professional responsibility topics. He has presented papers and given lectures throughout the world and has been a frequent teacher of tax law courses in the NYU/IRS Continuing Professional Education Program in Washington, D.C. He is the co-chair of the advisory boards for two recurring programs co-sponsored by the IRS— the Biennial Parker Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference, co-sponsored by the IRS with the University of Texas School of Law, and the Annual Institute on Current Issues in International Taxation, co-sponsored by the IRS with the George Washington University Law School. During the 1985-86 academic year, he was a Professor-in-Residence in the Office of Chief Counsel of the IRS in Washington, D.C., and, during the 2000-2001 academic year, he was one of the Academic Advisors to the Joint Committee on Taxation’s Study of the Overall State of the Federal Tax System. He has been active on several committees of the American Bar Association’s Section of Taxation and has served as the Chair of the Taxation Section of the Association of American Law Schools.

Prior to joining the Texas faculty, Professor Peroni taught at the Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans, from 1981-1989, and at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., from 1989-2003, where he was the Robert Kramer Research Professor of Law. He was the first recipient of Tulane’s Felix Frankfurter Distinguished Teaching Award, and he twice received G.W.’s Distinguished Faculty Service Award, selected by the vote of G.W. Law School graduating classes. He also has taught as a visiting professor on the law faculties of New York University, the University of Texas, UCLA, the University of Pennsylvania, and Northwestern University. He was the J. Landis Martin Visiting Professor of Law and Business at Northwestern during the 2002-03 academic year.

Professor Peroni’s publications include the three-volume treatise (co-authored with Joel Kuntz), U.S. International Taxation, a leading casebook on energy taxation, Natural Resource Taxation—Principles and Policies (co-authored with John Dzienkowski), the widely used casebook on international taxation, Taxation of International Transactions (co-authored with Charles Gustafson and Richard Pugh), and Taxation of Business Enterprises (co-authored with Glenn Coven and Richard Pugh). His recent law review articles include “What’s Source Got to Do With It?”—Source Rules and U.S. International Taxation, 56 TAX L. REV. 81 (2002) (co-authored with Steve Shay and Cliff Fleming), The Decline in Lawyer Independence: Lawyer Equity Investments in Clients, 81 TEX. L. REV. 405 (2002) (co-authored with John Dzienkowski), and Deferral of U.S. Tax on International Income: End It, Don’t Mend It—Why Should We Be Stuck in the Middle with Subpart F?, 79 TEX. L. REV. 1609 (2001).

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