Michael Grace Adjunct Professor of Law

Phone: 540-458-8500

Email: mgrace@wlu.edu

Office: Lewis Hall

Areas of Expertise/Classes Taught

Skills Immersion - Business


BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

JD, University of Michigan


Michael J. Grace teaches in the Skills Immersion - Business experiential program at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. He is an experienced tax and transactional attorney, most recently with the firm of Lewis Brisbois based in Washington, DC.

In practice, Grace guides clients through issues of federal tax law and diverse state and local tax requirements. He counsels on tax consequences of proposed transactions, resolves tax disputes between clients and the Internal Revenue Service, and structures organizations to achieve legally permissible tax savings. Grace has practiced with firms including Paul Hastings, Mayer Brown, Dechert, and Ernst & Young, and also served in government in the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel, playing a significant role developing and implementing the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

Grace's previous experience in academia includes serving as director of the Graduate Tax and Securities (LLM) Programs at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is a licensed member of the DC Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.