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News Posted on October 4, 2012

Professor Ventry Speaks at ABA Annual Conference Taxation Debate

Professor Dennis Ventry participated in a debate on "Taxing Homeownership" at the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law, Trust & Estate Division joint CLE conference, held in Boston from September 13-15. Two opposing teams considered whether the tax incentives for home ownership should be repealed, with Professor Ventry arguing for elimination of both the mortgage-interest deduction and the exclusion for gains on the sale of a primary residence.

The ABA Section of Taxation will publish a point/counterpoint in the next edition of its News Quarterly capturing the main points from both sides of the debate.

Professor Ventry is an expert in tax policy and legal ethics. His research interests include tax expenditure analysis, family taxation, professional responsibility and standards of care, tax filing and administration, tax compliance, public finance, and tax and legal history. In addition, he was recently added as a co-author on the casebook, Legal Ethics and Corporate Practice.