Arthur Acevedo joined The John Marshall Law School in 2007. He teaches Income Tax,
Corporations, Contracts I and Contracts II. He came to The John Marshall Law School from
the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he taught contracts and business
associations. He previously taught international taxation and corporate reorganizations
as an adjunct professor at DePaul University. He also guest lectured at IIT/Chicago-Kent
College of Law on international business transactions and litigation.
Prior to joining the legal academy, Professor Acevedo worked for McDonald's
Corporation as a tax attorney structuring tax efficient transactions, and later as an
international attorney planning cross-border transactions. He left McDonald's
Corporation to join Marbo Inc., an international beverage company, as its executive vice
president-general counsel managing all phases of its global transaction and litigation
practice. His prior work experience includes working as tax counsel for Price Waterhouse,
and as a revenue agent with the Internal Revenue Service.
Professor Acevedo's scholarship focuses on tax law, corporate law, and corporate
responsibility. His writings include examining the auditor's role under the
Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the failure by the SEC to provide clear accounting standards, the
abuse of tax positions by income tax protesters and tax shelter promoters, and the
failure of the legal system in promoting corporate responsibility.
Professor Acevedo received his undergraduate degree with a double major in accounting and
finance from DePaul University. Afterwards, Professor Acevedo successfully sat and passed
the CPA exam. He then went on to complete his education receiving both his Master of
Science in Taxation, and his Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University. He is fluent in
Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.
Professor Acevedo's specialty areas are business organizations and corporate
governance, federal income tax (individual and corporate), and contract law.
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