Robert T. Danforth John Lucian Smith, Jr. Memorial Professor of Law

Phone: 540-458-8524

Email: danforthr@wlu.edu

Office: 442 Lewis Hall 

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Area of Expertise

Tax, Trusts and Estates, Estate Planning

Education

BA, 1980, Washington University

JD, 1986, Duke University

About

Admitted to practice in District of Columbia, North Carolina, and Virginia; summer associate, Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C., Summer 1985; summer associate, Hunton & Williams, Raleigh, N.C., and King & Spalding, Atlanta, Summer 1986; law clerk to Judge Stephanie K. Seymour, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1986-87; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Tulsa College of Law, Fall 1986; associate, Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C., 1987-91; associate, 1992-97, Of Counsel, 1997, McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe, L.L.P., Charlottesville and Tysons Corner, Va.; Lecturer, University of Virginia School of Law, 1995-97; Assistant Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 1997-2002; Associate Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2002-2006; Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2006 - ; Visiting Professor of Law, College of William & Mary, 2004; Law Alumni Association Fellow in Teaching Excellence, Washington & Lee University, 2004-2005; Alumni Faculty Fellow, 2005-2006.

Recent Publications

Estate and Gift Taxation (Lexis-Nexis 2d ed. 2013) (including annual cumulative supplements and teacher's manual) (with Brant J. Hellwig)

Understanding Estate and Gift Taxation (Lexis-Nexis 2015) (with Brant J. Hellwig)  

Grantor Trusts: Income Taxation Under Subpart E, Tax Management Portfolio No. 819 (Bloomberg BNA 2010) (with Howard M. Zaritsky) (2d ed. 2016)  

Federal Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates (Carolina Academic Press 3d ed. 2008) (including annual cumulative supplements and teacher's manual) (with Mark L. Ascher)  

Federal Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts (Thomson Reuters 3d ed. 2001) (including semi-annual cumulative supplements) (with Howard M. Zaritsky and Norman H. Lane)

- See Prof. Danforth's full list of publications at his Scholarly Commons page.