About the Authors
The Honorable David Laro was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to the United States Tax Court, confirmed by the Senate, and invested as a federal judge in November 1992. He formerly practiced law in Michigan for 24 years, specializing in tax law.
Judge Laro is a graduate of the New York University School of Law (LLM in Taxation, 1970), the University of Illinois Law School (JD, 1967), and the University of Michigan (BA, 1964).
Before joining the U.S. Tax Court, Judge Laro was chairman and CEO of a publicly traded international company. In 1985, he cofounded Republic Bancorp, a Michigan bank holding company that was rated by Fortune magazine as the fifth-best corporation in America at which to work. He was the founder and chairman of the board of directors of Republic Bank Ann Arbor, a position he held until he became a federal judge. Judge Laro has also held several public offices, including a Regent of the University of Michigan, a member of the State Board of Education in Michigan, and chairman of the State Tenure Commission in Michigan. He formerly served as director of the Ann Arbor Art Association and as a member of the Holocaust Foundation in Ann Arbor.
As adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, Judge Laro teaches a class in business planning. He is also a visiting professor at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he teaches business valuation and tax policy. He lectured on tax policy at Stanford Law School and was ...