Instructors in the Grad Tax Program

Richard Thompson Ainsworth

Professor Ainsworth, who has taught in BU Law’s tax program since 2005, is a comparative tax law specialist. His teaching and scholarship interests are in comparative transfer pricing, comparative VAT, and comparative income tax. He brings extensive transfer pricing and VAT experience to the role of director. He has published over 100 articles on various […]

Simona Altshuler

Simona Altshuler is an associate at Prince Lobel Tye LLP. As a member of the Business Transactions group, Ms. Altshuler advises and strategizes with various corporate clients, including corporations, partnerships, start-ups, and non-profits, on tax, corporate transactional, and corporate maintenance matters. Prior to Prince Lobel, Ms. Altshuler was a senior associate of Ernst & Young’s […]

John A. Beccia

John Beccia is co-founder and CEO of FS Vector, a Washington DC-based advisory firm. FS Vector is a one stop resource for business, regulatory, compliance, technology and public policy advice. The firm’s clients include fintech firms, banks, blockchain companies, regtech providers, and investors. Mr. Beccia was previously general counsel and chief compliance officer of Circle […]

Tom Clark

Tom Clark is a partner with The Wagner Law Group, a certified woman-owned law firm specializing in ERISA and Employee Benefits.  He also serves as the firm’s chief operating officer and manages the St. Louis office.  Tom’s expertise encompasses all aspects of employee benefits including a robust practice assisting service providers such as investment advisors […]

Leo J. Cushing

Leo J. Cushing is the founding partner of Cushing & Dolan PC, a Boston based law firm established in 1984 specializing in closely held businesses, taxation, sophisticated estate planning, elder law and real estate. Leo’s practice includes all aspects of sophisticated estate planning techniques, asset protection, trust planning, charitable giving and resolution of tax controversies. […]

Joseph B. Darby

Joseph (“Jay”) B. Darby III has more than thirty years of experience representing clients in a wide range of tax, estate planning, and related business matters. His goal is to help clients enjoy their lives by reducing taxes, avoiding (or resolving) problems with taxing authorities, and passing personal wealth to the appropriate next destination.  Jay […]

Mark J. DeFrancisco

Mark DeFrancisco is Chairman of the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board where he advises the Board on legal, procedural, evidentiary and related issues, and reviews and approves the Board’s written opinions. Mark has specialized in the area of tax for over 30 years, in both the public sector as Counsel to the Board and in private […]

Jeremiah W. Doyle

Jeremiah W. Doyle, IV is an estate planning strategist for BNY Mellon’s Private Wealth Management group and a Senior Vice President of Bank of New York Mellon. He has been with the firm since 1981.  Jere provides high net worth individuals and families throughout the country with integrated wealth management advice on how to hold, […]

Michael T. Fatale

Michael T. Fatale is the General Counsel at the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Previously, he was the Deputy General Counsel and before that the Chief of the Rulings & Regulations Bureau. He is the primary author of numerous state tax regulations and administrative pronouncements and has litigated or co-litigated several high-profile DOR cases. Fatale is […]

Dave Flanagan

Mr. Flanagan is the Vice President for Tax, Treasury and Risk Management at Insulet Corporation, a medical device manufacturer. Prior to joining Insulet, Mr. Flanagan held a similar role with Analogic Corporation, and held various tax related roles with other companies, and with the Big Four accounting firms Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and KPMG. Most […]