Professor of Law
Director, Asian Legal Studies Program
Director, Master of Laws in International Law - International Business, Commercial & Trade Law
Director, Master of Laws in Taxation
Director, Vienna University of Economics Exchange Program
Professor Friedland is director of the Asian Legal Studies Institute, and directs two graduate degree programs – the Master of Laws in International Business, Commercial and Trade Law and the Master of Laws in Taxation. He specializes in the areas of international business and taxation, and is a well-known expert on partnerships, limited liability companies, and international joint ventures. Professor Friedland has been quite active in the Fulbright International Exchange program, serving as a Fulbright Scholar at Beijing Foreign Studies University in 1998, Masaryk University in the Czech Republic in 2005, and Vienna University of Economics in 2006. Professor Friedland has served as president of the Chicago Fulbright Association and as a member of the Fulbright Advisory Board to the International Visitors’ Center of Chicago. In 2001, he was designated the Katherine A. Ryan Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Institute for World Legal Problems (of St. Mary’s University), in Innsbruck, Austria, where he had the opportunity to work with an outstanding faculty that included Supreme Court Justices William Rehnquist and Sandra Day O’Conner. He has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Illinois, Brigham Young University and Shandong University in Jinan, China. Professor Friedland’s recent publications include "Understanding International Business and Financial Transactions" (3d. ed., LexisNexis), "Understanding Taxation of Partnerships and LLCs" (3d. ed., LexisNexis) and "Tax Planning for Partners, Partnerships and LLCs" (2 vols., Matthew Bender).
BA, New York University; M.A., New York University; JD, Brooklyn Law School; LL.M., Georgetown University
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