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.
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