Professor Emeritus
John H. Davies
Rutgers Law School
217 N 5th St
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-6388
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Professor Davies writes in the area of federal income taxation. He also served for seven years as editor-in-chief of the Tax Literature Report. Professor Davies received his B.S. and LL.B. from the University of Illinois, where he was a member of the board of editors of the law review, and his LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He is also a certified public accountant. Professor Davies teaches Introduction to Federal Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Partnership Taxation and Income Tax Planning.


Stockholders May Obtain Retrospective as well as Declaratory Relief under Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act, 1964 University of Illinois Law Forum 838 (1964).

1969 Leading Federal Tax Cases, 15th Annual Tax Conference, Marshall-Wythe School of Law (1969).

The Charitable Contributions Credit: A Proposal to Replace Section 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations, 58 Cornell Law Review 304 (1973).

Public Stock, Private Stock: A Model for the Corporate Income Tax, 125 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 299 (1975).

The Taxation of Alimony: Policies, Problems and a Proposal, 31 University of Miami Law Review 1356 (1977).

Income-Plus-Wealth: In Search of a Better Tax Base, 15 Rutgers Law Journal 849 (1984).

Tax Literature Report (46 issues/year, 1984-1989).

Tax Planning for Troubled Businesses, 1989 Conference of New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (1989).

Like-Kind Exchanges: Tax Planning After the 1986 Act and the 1989 Proposed Regulations, 1990 Kulzer & DiPadova Tax Planning Series (1990).

Tax Planning for Bankruptcy, 1990 Conference of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (1990).

Structuring a Closely-held Business: Limited Partnership or S Corporation, 1991 Conference of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (1991).


Federal Income Taxation of Investments (a treatise on the taxation of securities, real estate and life insurance investments).

A Fair Tax (an article analyzing the Federal income tax if the only policy consideration were fairness--for the purpose of establishing a benchmark useful in tax planning, as a part of the above treatise).

  • Taxation ( Federal)