Bruce McGovern

V.P., Assoc. Dean and Professor of Law

South Texas College of Law Houston
Houston, Texas, USA

Law School

Professional Summary

Professor McGovern teaches and writes in the areas of business organizations and taxation and serves as Director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at South Texas College of Law Houston. His courses include Federal Income Tax, International Tax, Partnership Tax, and Federal Tax Procedure. He frequently speaks on recent developments in federal income taxation. Presentations in 2016 include: ABA Tax Section Mid-Year Meeting; University of North Carolina Tax Institute; Oregon Tax Institute; State Bar of Texas Advanced Tax Law Course; State Bar of New Mexico Tax Symposium; Southern Federal Tax Institute; Tulane Tax Institute; Tennessee Federal Tax Institute; University of Texas Taxation Conference; and Oklahoma Tax Institute.

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Languages

  • English

Industry Experience

    • Education
    • Law

Social Media

Experience

South Texas College of Law Houston
Houston, Texas, USA 77002
V.P., Assoc. Dean and Professor of Law
Law School
1997 - Present
Responsible for areas of Admissions, Career Services and Financial Aid. Teach and write in the areas of business organizations and taxation. Courses include Federal Income Tax, International Tax, Partnership Tax, and Federal tax Procedure.
University of Florida College of Law
Gainesville, Florida, USA 32611
Visiting Assistant Professor
Law School
1996 - 1997
Taught courses in both the J.D. and LL.M. programs. Courses: Advanced Corporate Taxation; Federal Tax Research; Federal Income Taxation; Legal Accounting.
Covington & Burling
Washington, District of Columbia, USA 20004
Associate
Law Firm - International
1990 - 1995
Provided advice to clients on a wide range of federal tax issues, including advice related to litigation settlements and environmental cleanups, corporate reorganizations, compliance with tax accounting rules, and the taxation of life insurance companies and products. Duties included providing transactional advice, commenting on proposed Treasury regulations, seeking IRS private letter rulings and technical advice, and negotiating settlements in IRS administrative appeals.

Education

LLM, Tax 1996
University of Florida College of Law
Gainesville, Florida, United States
JD, Law 1989
Fordham University School of Law
New York, New York, United States
Managing Editor, Fordham Law Review
BA, Religion 1984
Columbia University
New York, New York, United States

Bar Admissions

Connecticut
Active
1989

New York
Active
1990

District of Columbia
Active
1991

Maine
Active
1994

Associations and Societies

  • Tax Section, State Bar of Texas (Ex-Officio Council Member)
  • Houston Bar Association Section of Taxation (Former Chair)

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