Lewis & Clark is fortunate to have an excellent tax faculty. This presently includes three full-time professors with a strong interest in tax, and a band of talented and dedicated adjunct tax professors.
Advisors to the Tax Program
Several of the law school’s key advisors are also prominent tax professionals. These and other friends of the law school generously counsel students with an interest in taxation and provide guidance and perspective to the tax law program.
Ray Benner, a 1966 graduate of the law school and a long-time dean of retirement planners in Oregon, advises the law school on curricular matters relating to pension law.
Henry Breithaupt, the judge of the Oregon Tax Court, is an adviser to the law school on moot courts and similar tax-related programs.
Bruce Crocker, vice president, taxes, of the Hillman Company and an alumnus of the law school, serves as a member of the law school’s Board of Visitors.
Carr Ferguson, vice chair of the Lewis & Clark College Board of Trustees and past chair and current member of the law school Board of Visitors, is senior counsel in the New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell and former assistant U.S. attorney general in charge of taxation.
Alan Jensen, former member of the law school faculty and currently a partner in the Portland office of the international law firm Holland & Knight, serves as a liaison between the law school’s tax program and the practitioner community.
Wayne Perry, who graduated from the law school with honors in 1975 and went on to obtain a master’s degree in taxation, is chief executive officer of Edge Wireless and former vice chairman of NEXTLINK and AT&T Wireless. In 2005, Mr. Perry was honored as the law school’s first Distinguished Business Law Graduate.
Mack Shively, assistant general counsel of Portland General Electric Company, Oregon’s largest electric utility, is an alumnus of the law school, the holder of a master’s degree in taxation, and a member of the Board of Visitors.