Monday, June 28, 2010

Death of "Marty" Ginsburg

The Tax Professor Blog author Paul Caron reports that renowned tax attorney and tax professor, Martin D Ginsburg died yesterday. Some may know Ginsburg as one of the authors of the semi-annually updated tax treatise Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts; others know him best as husband to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

During his life “Marty” held a number of prestigious positions in the tax world: chair of the Committee on Simplification of the American Bar Associations Tax Section, chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Tax Section, consultant to the American Law Institute’s Federal Income Tax Project, member of advisory groups to the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue, the Treasury Department, and the Tax Division of the Department of Justice. Mr. Ginsburg was awarded the American Bar Association Tax Section’s Distinguished Service Award in 2006.

Mr. and Justice Ginsburg celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary last week. He was a brilliant tax mind and will be missed in the tax world and beyond.

Read more about the inimitable Martin Ginsburg here.

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