Professor of Law and Professor Charles Davenport Scholar
Fadi Shaheen
Rutgers Law School
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Fadi Shaheen specializes in U.S. and international taxation. Before joining the Rutgers faculty, he worked for the tax groups of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York and Caplin & Drysdale in Washington D.C.

  • Biography
  • Publications
  • Courses Taught
  • Expertise

Professor Shaheen's scholarship and teaching focus on U.S. and international taxation. 

Before joining the Rutgers faculty, Professor Shaheen worked for the tax groups of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York and Caplin & Drysdale in Washington D.C. He had also practiced law in Haifa. Professor Shaheen holds an LL.B. from the University of Haifa Law School and an LL.M. and an S.J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an IASP Fulbright Scholar and a Michigan Grotius Fellow. His native language is Arabic, and he is fluent in Hebrew.

Professor Shaheen's SSRN page


Textualism in Tax Law (in progress)

Is the UTPR a 100 Percent Tax on a Deemed Distribution?, 181 Tax Notes Federal 481 (2023)/112 Tax Notes Int'l 313 (2023)

Jurisdictional Underpinnings of International Taxation (with H. David Rosenbloom) in The Oxford Handbook of International Tax Law (Florian Haase & Georg Kofler eds., Oxford University Press (2023))

Whirlpool: Law or Policy?, 107 Tax Notes Int’l 679 (2022) 

Toulouse: No Treaty-Based Credit? (with H. David Rosenbloom), 104 Tax Notes Int’l 417 (Oct. 2021)

The Reach of Inapplicable Treaties, in Thinker, Teacher, Traveler - Reimagining International Tax - Essays in Honor of H. David Rosenbloom (Georg Kofler, Ruth Mason, & Alexander Rust eds., IBFD 2021)

Treaty Override: The False Conflict Between Whitney and Cook (with H. David Rosenbloom), 24 Fla. Tax Rev. 375 (2021)

The TCJA and the Treaties (with H. David Rosenbloom), 95 Tax Notes Int'l 1057 (Sep. 2019)

The BEAT and the Treaties (with H. David Rosenbloom), 92 Tax Notes Int'l 53 (Oct. 2018)

Income Tax Treaty Aspects of Nonincome Taxes: The Importance of Residence, 71 Tax L. Rev. 583 (2018) (symposium)

Tax Treaty Aspects of the McDonald’s State Aid Investigation, 86 Tax Notes Int'l 331 (April 2017)

How Reform-Friendly Are U.S. Tax Treaties?, 41 Brook. J. Int’l L. 1243 (2016) (symposium)

Understanding Lockout, 69 Tax L. Rev. 231 (2016)

On Fixing U.S. International Taxation, 9 Jerusalem Rev. of Leg. Stud. 125 (2014) (symposium)

The GAAP Lock-Out Effect and the Investment Behavior of Multinational Firms, 67 Tax L. Rev. 211 (2014)

International Tax Neutrality: Revisited, 64 Tax L. Rev. 131 (2011)

International Tax Neutrality: Reconsiderations, 27 Va. Tax Rev. 203 (2007)

Courses Taught
  • Statutory Interpretation and Legislation
  • Taxation
  • Taxation ( Federal)
  • Taxation (International)
  • Taxation of Business Entities