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William Henry Byrnes

Professor & Associate Dean

Texas A&M University School of Law
Fort Worth, Texas, USA

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Professor William Byrnes (Texas A&M Law) is "one of the leading authors and best-selling authors in the professional markets" with 30 books, 23 book chapters, and 100 book supplements that have sold in excess of 100,000 copies in print and online, with over one thousand online annual database subscribers.

“In the field of international tax, Prof. William Byrnes is among LexisNexis’s best-selling authors and a leading authority in the fields of anti-money laundering and FATCA compliance.” Ray Camiscioli, Esq., Director, Product Strategy & Development for Tax, Accounting and Estates/Elder Law, LexisNexis, Inc.

“The authors’ knowledge and experience in tax law and practice provides the expert guidance for National Underwriter to once again deliver a valuable resource for the financial advising community,” Richard Kravitz. His publications are used by law, audit, government, banks, life insurance, wealth managers and financial planners. He served in senior positions for Coopers and Lybrand (South Africa).

Thhe J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) selected him for the 2013-2018 Fulbright Specialist Roster for the areas of comparative law and for taxation. India’s National Board of Accreditation bestowed its 2012 Education Leadership Award on Professor William Byrnes, stating: “Professor William Byrnes’ leadership and contribution to the field of education is well known.”

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Texas A&M University School of Law
Fort Worth, Texas, USA 76102
Professor & Associate Dean
University/Academic Institution
2015 - Present
establish industry supported, cross-disciplinary, risk management, wealth management, and tax risk management degree programs for early career financial professionals and executives, with courses such as: compliance, anti money laundering, tax risk management, corporate governance, financial planning, retirement, insurance, investment management, asset management, financial crime prevention, asset forfeiture and recovery, and transfer pricing.

Residential and Online / hybrid program opportunities.

Professor William Byrnes (Texas A&M) ranks #15 among US tax law professors for SSRN 2015 (June 2015, annual).
Thomas Jefferson School of Law's International Tax
San Diego, California, USA 92101
Associate Dean
University/Academic Institution
2007 - 2015
Associate Dean of International Tax and Financial Services graduate program, delivered via video conferencing. Master of Laws (LLM), Master of Jurisprudence (JSM), Doctoral JSD (program). Author of international tax books, US domestic tax books, treatises
Coopers & Lybrand
Johannesburg, South Africa 9001
Associate Director
Law Firm - International
Associate Director, International Tax


LLM, International Taxation 1992
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Loyola University New Orleans
BA, Political Economics (Law Concentration)
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Professional Certifications

Chartered Wealth Manager
Trust & Estate Practitioner

Bar Admissions


Associations and Societies

  • International Fiscal Association
  • American Bar Association - Section of Taxation
  • Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners
  • American Academy of Financial Management

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