Graduate Tax Faculty

Daniel Lathrope

Program Director, Full-Time Faculty
(415) 422-4109

Professor Daniel Lathrope's teaching and research focus is taxation. He is the co–author of several casebooks on individual, corporate, and partnership taxation, including Fundamentals of Federal Income Taxation, Fundamentals of Corporate Taxation, and Fundamentals of Partnership Taxation. He is the author of The Alternative Minimum Tax—Compliance and Planning with Analysis, a treatise on the alternative minimum tax, and a book on comparative income taxation titled Global Issues in Income...


BSBA, University of Denver, JD, Northwestern University, LLM, New York University



Joshua D Rosenberg

Full-Time Faculty
(415) 422-6413

Professor Joshua D. Rosenberg has two main areas of expertise: (1) tax law, and (2) psychology of lawyers and laws. Professor Rosenberg is the co–author of leading treatises in federal income tax and in corporate tax, as well as co-author of the nation’s leading casebooks in corporate tax, partnership tax, and taxation of business enterprises. His many scholarly tax articles have been published in journals including the California Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and...


BA, Case Western Reserve University, Ed. D, University of San Francisco, JD, New York University, LLM, New York University


Alternative Dispute Resolution, Humanizing Legal Education, Mediation, Negotiation, Taxation, Trial Advocacy

Eric M Anderson

Adjunct Professor

Eric Anderson leads the San Francisco Bay Area state and local tax practice of Andersen Tax. He focuses on income tax planning and compliance, sales and use tax transaction planning, mergers and acquisitions, franchise tax matters, and administrative tax controversies. Eric has extensive experience with unitary tax planning, business and nonbusiness issues, and entity structuring to manage multistate tax liabilities. Eric also serves as a national resource negotiating credits and incentives on...


BA, Business Administration and Accounting, University of Washington, JD, University of Washington, LLM, New York University

Laurence A Blau

Adjunct Professor
(415) 982-3200

Laurence A. Blau is a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He has published various articles, including co-authoring an article in the California Tax Lawyer on the effect of tax changes on subchapter S corporations. He has published a textbook entitled Fundamentals of California Estate Planning and Estate Administration. He is a regular panelist for numerous organizations conducting seminars...


BA, UC Santa Barbara, JD, University of San Francisco, LLM, University of Florida

Suzanne Mawhinney

Research Librarian and Assistant Professor of Law
(415) 422-2252

Professor Suzanne Mawhinney is a research librarian at the Dorraine Zief Law Library at the USF School of Law, where she provides research assistance to students and faculty, teaches online legal research to first-year students, and serves as advisor to the University of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal and the student externship program. She also manages the library's research assistant program, which provides research support to the law faculty. Mawhinney practiced law for eight years...


BA, Chapman University, MLIS, San Jose State University, JD, Emory University

Craig Shaltes

Adjunct Professor

Mr. Shaltes has worked in California state income tax appeals since 1993. Prior to that, he spent six years in private practice, mainly in civil litigation matters. He has also been an adjunct professor of law at University of San Diego School of Law and Loyola Law School Los Angeles. Mr. Shaltes has been a presenter at several tax seminars, including the IRS Tax Forum.


BA, California State University, Sacramento, JD, University of the Pacific, LLM, University of the Pacific

Steven L. Walker

Adjunct Professor
(408) 295-5800

Steven L. Walker focuses on tax controversy and litigation and has experience both in private practice and government service. His practice focuses on representing clients in sensitive tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and state and local taxing agencies including the California Franchise Tax Board, the State Board of Equalization, the Employment Development Department, and county assessment appeals boards. His clients include individuals, corporations, investors, partnerships...


BS, UC Davis, JD, University of the Pacific, LLM in Taxation, University of the Pacific

Davis G Yee

Adjunct Professor
(415) 547-3803

Davis G. Yee is a Special Trial Attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel for the IRS. As such, he represents the Commissioner of Internal Revenue in significant cases before the United States Tax Court. Before joining USF, Davis was an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of Law, teaching in the LLM in Taxation program there for over eight years. As a law student, Davis was a member of a moot court team that won awards in both the legal writing and oral argument categories of the...


BS, UC Davis, JD, Lewis & Clark College, LLM, Georgetown University