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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, September 29, 2023

Prof. Lee-ford Tritt named Director of Tax Programs at the University of Florida Levin College of Law

Congratulations  to Lee-ford on his directorship!!

Here is Prof. Tritt's impressive bio from his faculty webpage:

Lee-ford Tritt, NYU School of Law, J.D., LL.M. (taxation), is a law professor at the University of Florida College of Law and the David H. Levin Chair of Law. In addition, Lee-ford is the Director of the Graduate Tax Programs, Director of the Center for Estate Planning, and Director of the Estate Planning Practice Certificate Program. Lee-ford is an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. In addition, Lee-ford has served in many positions for the ABA RPTE and Tax Sections. He also served as the President of the American Association of Law Schools’ Trusts & Estates Division as well as an advisor for the Committee on an Act on the Recovery of Stolen Cultural and Artistic Property for the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Before joining UF College of Law in 2005, Lee-ford spent eight years in the New York City trusts and estates departments of Davis, Polk & Wardwell and Milbank, Tweed. Lee-ford’s strong commitment to students and the practice of law has helped earn him Professor of the Year for the academic years 2008/2009; 2009/2010; 2010/2011; 2011/2012, 2012/2013 and 2014/2015. In 2015, Lee-ford was honored with the John Marshall Bar Association’s College of Law Lifetime Achievement Award in Teaching. He has also been recognized as an Outstanding Mentor by BALSA in 2008, 2011, and 2015. In addition, he received the University of Florida’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Education in 2011 and the University’s Impact Award in 2012. Lee-ford has published several books and many academic articles. He is frequently cited as an authority in newspapers, magazines, and academic articles. Lee-ford is a frequent lecturer across the country on various estate planning and tax issues, including presentations for the ABA’s RPTE Law Section’s annual meetings, the ABA’s Tax Section’s annual meetings, the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, and Bloomberg BNA Tax & Accounting.


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