James M. Delaney

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Email: jdelaney@lrw-law.com

Prof. Delaney is foremost a professor of law at the University of Wyoming College of Law. His areas of discipline are primarily federal income, estate and gift taxation. He teaches classes in business entity taxation, estate & gift taxation, taxation of individuals and contract law. Prof. Delaney is of counsel to the firm and assists firm counsel in complex tax planning.

Education and Licensure:  Prof. Delaney received a B.A. in economics, from the University of Washington in 1985. He then received his J.D. magna cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1992. He obtained a master of laws in taxation (LL.M.) from the University of Florida College of Law in 1997. Prof. Delaney has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Tax Court. He is licensed to practice law in Washington State.  Prof. Delaney consults with the firm on matters of federal taxation and Washington State law.  He is not admitted to practice in Wyoming.

Prior Experience:  Prof. Delaney was appointed assistant professor in the College of Law on August 26, 2003 and he was granted tenure in 2009. Prof. Delaney also served as Associate Dean of the College of Law from July 2014 through August 2017 and in October 2017, he was appointed as the Winston S. Howard Distinguished Professor of Law. During the 2012-2013 academic year, Prof. Delaney served as Counsel to the Chief Judge of the United States Tax Court in Washington D.C.. Before joining the faculty, Professor Delaney worked at Perkins Coie, LLP in Seattle, Washington. At Perkins Coie, he advised international and domestic clients in the areas of corporate, partnership and personal U.S. federal tax law. Prior to his tenure with Perkins Coie, LLP, Prof. Delaney served as an Attorney Advisor to the Honorable Robert P. Ruwe, Judge, United States Tax Court. He also served as a student editor of the Florida Tax Review and notes & comments editor of the Gonzaga Law Review.

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