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Ginsberg, Tax Prof and husband of Supreme Court justice, dies

June 28, 2010

The Tax Prof reports the sad news of the death of Martin D. Ginsberg, prominent tax lawyer and co-author of the indispensable treatise Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts. Mr. Ginsberg's impressive biography in the book's "About the Authors" section shows a dry sense of humor that we can appreciate at the Tax Update:

Professor Ginsberg is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a frequent speaker at tax seminars, mainly in warm climates, and the author of a ghastly number of articles on corporate and partnership taxation, business acquisitions, and other stimulating things. Professor Ginsburg's spouse was a lawyer before she found better work. Their older child was a lawyer before she became a schoolteacher. The younger child, when he feels grumpy, threatens to become a lawyer.

Of course "Professor Ginsberg's spouse" is Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

RIP.

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