Boston University School of Law

Daniel M. Berman

Adjunct Professor of Law
Principal, McGladrey LLP

A.B., magna cum laude, Harvard College
J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School


Interests: tax policy; tax legislation; tax treaties; international law

An expert in international taxation, Daniel Berman joined BU Law after practicing law for 25 years in Washington, DC. He was director of the Graduate Tax Program and professor of the practice of tax law from 2008-2012, and is now adjunct professor of law. Outside BU, he leads the international tax practice for New Egland as a principal at McGladrey LLP.

Professor Berman worked in both the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government, serving as legislation counsel to the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress and subsequently as deputy international tax counsel to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He returned to private practice as a partner with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP and Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP, both in Washington. During the course of his career, Professor Berman has advised all manner of clients, planned transactions, drafted documents, handled and settled tax controversy matters including docketed litigation, given expert testimony, developed and drafted legislation, testified before the Senate, advised members of Congress and cabinet secretaries, negotiated treaties, and fought political battles on several continents.

Professor Berman received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and his A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College where he majored in Applied Mathematics and Economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He has taught courses in U.S. and international tax law at the International Tax Academy of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) in Amsterdam, as an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, and at Harvard Law School's International Tax Program.

Before law school, Professor Berman worked on a national health insurance study as a fledgling economist and epidemiologist at the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, California. He has attended Red Sox games loyally since 1959.

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