Tax law and wealth management law are sophisticated areas of transactional practice. Our faculty teaching in these areas are nationally and internationally recognized for their expertise. They bring their research and authoritative perspective into the classroom, exposing students to cutting-edge issues and debates in these fields. 

Curriculum Guide

For students interested in practicing tax law or wealth management law, Basic Federal Income Taxation is a foundational course. With respect to wealth management, additional foundational courses are Trusts & Estates and Business Associations, and the course in Family Law is helpful. 

Beyond the foundational courses, students will benefit from advanced courses in taxation, estate planning, corporate law, elder law, and nonprofit organizations, among others. 

Parallel to Iowa Law’s course offerings, the Iowa Legal Clinic and Field Placement Program provide opportunities for experiential training. Students working in the clinic and at field placements may counsel clients on transactional matters, including tax and estate planning matters. 

Courses & Programs

  • Basic Federal Income Taxation 
  • Business Associations 
  • Family Law 
  • Trusts and Estates 

  • Accounting, Tax, and Business Considerations for Lawyers 
  • Advanced Trusts and Estates (Trusts and Estates II) 
  • Client Counseling 
  • Conflict of Laws 
  • Corporate Taxation 
  • Elder Law 
  • Estate and Gift Taxation 
  • Mediation: Theory and Practice 
  • Nonprofit and Philanthropic Organizations 
  • Nonprofit Organizations: Structure, Governance, and Strategy 
  • Private Companies 
  • State and Local Taxation 
  • Taxation of International Business Transactions 
  • Taxation of Partnerships 
  • Tax Policy 
  • Tax Practice and Procedure 


Tom Gallanis (3)

Thomas P. Gallanis

Allan D. Vestal Chair in Law
Director, Global Wealth Management Project
Professor Thomas P. Gallanis holds the Allan D. Vestal Chair in Law and has a courtesy appointment in the Department of History. He specializes in trust, succession, property, and fiduciary law, with a particular interest in their comparative and cross-border aspects, and also is a historian of English and European law. He directs the UI Global Wealth Management Project.
Andy Grewal (3)

Andy Grewal

Orville L. and Ermina D. Dykstra Professor in Income Tax Law
Professor Grewal’s scholarly interests relate to tax law, administrative law, statutory interpretation, and constitutional law. He has testified in Congress on tax administration issues, and his scholarship in that area has formed the basis for several taxpayer challenges to the Treasury's regulatory authority, including in cases before several United States Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Sheldon Kurtz (1)

Sheldon F. Kurtz

David H. Vernon Professor of Law Emeritus
Professor Kurtz joined the University of Iowa College of Law Faculty in 1973. Since then, he has been teaching at the College of Law, except for a one year visiting professorship at the University of Virginia Law School and a two-year stint as Dean of the Florida State University College of Law. He also holds an appointment in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Professor Kurtz also teaches a unique medical seminar for law students in which up to 8 law students spend one week at The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics observing and discussing the delivery of health care.