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Friday, April 18, 2014

April 17 Boyd Briefs Now Available

The April 17 edition of Boyd Briefs is now available.

This week's edition features Professor Leslie Griffin, student Alissa Cooley, and alumna Margo Chernysheva '09.

For decades, Professor Griffin has been deeply engaged in the relationship between law and religion. As one of Boyd's most respected scholars, she is in very high demand. This semester, she is teaching as a visiting professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

Cooley has spent the past four years as both a part-time law student and full-time worker. While at Boyd, she's worked as a student attorney in the Immigration Law Clinic, and has also participated in the school's Street Law and Partners in Pro Bono programs.

Chernysheva was the first in her 2009 graduating class to be offered a partnership in a law firm that was not owned by a family member. She currently works at her own firm, MC Law Group, where she concentrates on business and investment immigration visas.

To subscribe to Boyd Briefs, visit law.unlv.edu/BoydBriefs.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

TaxProf Blog Spotlights Faculty Enrichment Lecture Series

On April 16, the TaxProf Blog spotlighted the Boyd School of Law's Faculty Enrichment series in an article titled "Peroni Presents Formulary Apportionment in the U.S. at UNLV."

Robert Peroni, a professor at the School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin, spoke on April 14 as a part of the Faculty Enrichment lecture series, which is organized by Boyd's Associate Dean and Professor Thomas Main.

As associate dean, Professor Main has used his contacts in the academy to bring to Boyd a prestigious group of scholars from around the world.

Boyd Alumnus Jeremy Cooper '08 Writes Article for April Nevada Lawyer Magazine

Jeremy Cooper is a graduate of the Boyd School of Law class of 2008.

Cooper wrote an article, "Taxation of Legal Entities: From Disregarded Entities to Electing Small Business Trusts," for the April issue of Nevada Lawyer, the State Bar of Nevada's monthly magazine.

"Many investors and business owners hold their investments, or operate their businesses, through limited liability companies (LLCs). The basic arrangement sounds simple enough; however, deciding on the legal entity to use in these situations is only part of the process of implementing a sound investment or operational structure. Once the type of entity is decided upon, specifically in the case of LLCs, investors and business owners have the ability to elect how these entities will be categorized for tax reporting purposes," he wrote in the article.

Cooper is a co-founder at Cooper Coons, Ltd., where he practices in the areas of estate planning, asset protection, and tax planning.

Boyd Alumnus Christopher Blakesley '08 Featured in Downtown Project Article

On April 14, Boyd alumnus Christopher Blakesley '08, co-founder of Mint Locker, was featured in an article posted on the Downtown Project website.

The article, "A Buoyant Team Runs a Fresh Service," highlights Blakesley and fellow co-founder and friend Robert Sanchez's recent entrepreneurial project, Mint Locker.

Mint Locker makes dry cleaning and wash-and-fold laundry services easily accessible for Downtown dwellers through the use of secure laundry lockers and a mobile app. 

"It’s about relationships. We’re super passionate about innovation and changing the game. Laundry is a common need people have, and we’re just trying to do it better,” Blakesley said in the article.

Professor Lipman Writes Article for April Nevada Lawyer Magazine

Francine J. Lipman is a William S. Boyd Professor of Law at UNLV.

Professor Lipman recently wrote an article, "Dean's Column: Tax Season 2014: Training Tips, Traps and New Taxes," for the April issue of Nevada Lawyer, the State Bar of Nevada's monthly magazine.

"Service to the community is an essential part of each student’s experience at the William S. Boyd School of Law. As our thoughts turn to taxes in April, we are very proud that Boyd law students volunteer annually to bring precious federal tax refunds into our local Nevada communities; those refunds exponentially benefit working families, including many of our most vulnerable children and the many Nevada businesses where taxpayers spend these refunds," Professor Lipman wrote.

Professor Lipman has written extensively on tax and accounting issues for legal journals, including the Wisconsin Law Review, Florida Tax Review, Virginia Tax Review, Nevada Law Journal, American University Law Review, Harvard Environmental Law Review, Harvard Latino Law Review, Harvard Journal on Legislation, The Tax Lawyer, The Practical Tax Lawyer, Taxes and Tax Notes.

Professor Jean Sternlight Recognized by Legal Ethics Forum

Jean Sternlight is the Michael and Sonja Saltman Professor of Law and the Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the UNLV Boyd School of Law.

Professor Sternlight was recently recognized by the Legal Ethics Forum for coining the title of the new "Behavioral Legal Ethics Blog." The idea for the blog originated at Boyd's Psychology and Lawyering Conference, which took place from Feb. 21 to 22 in the Thomas & Mack Moot Court Facility.

Sternlight is nationally and internationally recognized for her scholarship and law reform activities in the field of dispute resolution.