Professor Brunson joined the Loyola faculty in 2009. Prior to joining the Loyola
faculty, Professor Brunson practiced law with Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and
clerked for the Honorable George W. Miller on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Professor
Brunson teaches Federal Income Tax and International Tax. He received his law degree in
2004 from the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Senior Editor of the
Columbia Law Review and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar for all three years. He also was an
Editor of the Columbia Journal of European Law. 

Professor Brunson writes about the taxation of investments and investors. In addition to
exploring the taxation of professional traders and investment fund managers, his research
will include the tax consequences to tax-exempt organizations that invest through
investment funds and to minors who invest and earn a return on their money. 


B.A., Brigham Young University, 2000 

J.D., Columbia, 2004 

Courses Taught: 

Business Organizations 

Federal Income Tax 

International Tax 



The U.S. as Tax Haven? Aiding Developing Countries by Revoking the Revenue Rule, Columbia Journal of Tax Law (2014)

Over the years, many OECD countries, including the United States, have identified tax havens as...



Mutual Funds, Fairness, and the Income Gap, Alabama Law Review (2013)

The rich, it turns out, are different from the rest of us. The wealthy, for...



Taxing Polygamy, Washington University Law Review (2013)

The tax law treats married and unmarried taxpayers differently in several respects. Married persons, for...



Watching the Watchers: Preventing I.R.S. Abuse of the Tax System,, Florda Tax Review (2013)

As a result of broad outcries against the incompetence and aggressiveness of the LR.S., Congress...



Repatriating Tax-Exempt Investments: Tax Havens, Blocker Corporations, and Unrelated Debt-Financed Income., Northwestern Law Review (2012)

When a tax-exempt entity is both able and willing to lend its exemption to other...


Unpublished Papers


Reforming the Kiddie Tax, ExpressO (2010)

In 1986, concerned that wealthy parents were sheltering some of their income from taxes by...