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Jerold Friedland

  • Professor of Law; Director, LLM in International Law - International Business, Commercial & Trade Law; Director, LLM in Taxation; Director, Vienna University of Economics Exchange Program
  • Full-time
  • (312) 362-8747
  • ​740 O'Malley Place
Professor Jerold Friedland directs the LLM in International Law's concentration in International Business, Commercial and Trade Law and the LLM in Taxation. He specializes in the areas of international business and taxation, and is a well-known expert on partnerships, limited liability companies, and international joint ventures. Professor Friedland has been quite active in the Fulbright International Exchange program, serving as a Fulbright Scholar at Beijing Foreign Studies University in 1998, Masaryk University in the Czech Republic in 2005, and Vienna University of Economics in 2006. Professor Friedland has served as president of the Chicago Fulbright Association and as a member of the Fulbright Advisory Board to the International Visitors’ Center of Chicago. In 2001, he was designated the Katherine A. Ryan Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Institute for World Legal Problems (of St. Mary’s University), in Innsbruck, Austria, where he had the opportunity to work with an outstanding faculty that included Supreme Court Justices William Rehnquist and Sandra Day O’Conner. He has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Illinois, Brigham Young University and Shandong University in Jinan, China. Professor Friedland’s recent publications include Understanding International Business and Financial Transactions (3d. ed., LexisNexis), Understanding Taxation of Partnerships and LLCs (3d. ed., LexisNexis) and Tax Planning for Partners, Partnerships and LLCs (2 vols., Matthew Bender).


BA, New York University; MA, New York University; JD, Brooklyn Law School; LLM, Georgetown University

Courses Taught

  • Business Planning
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Federal Income Tax & Policy
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Taxation
  • Partnership Taxation


  • Articles
  • Books
  • Book Chapters


1996 Tax Considerations in Selecting a Business Entity: The New Entity Classification Rules, 9 DePaul Bus. L. J. 109 (1996). string;#Click Here
1989 Determining a Partner's Share of Partnership Liabilities Under I.R.C. Section 752, 7 B.U.J. Tax L. 1 (1989). string;#Click Here
1985 Constitutional Issues in Revoking Religious Tax Exemptions: Church of Scientology of California v. Commissioner, 37 U. Fla. L. Rev. 565 (1985). string;#Click Here
1983 Internal Revenue Service Investigations of Unidentified Persons, 60 Den. L.J. 573 (1983). string;#Click Here
1982 Tufts and Millar: Two New Views of the Crane Case and Its Famous Footnote, 57 Notre Dame Law. 510 (1982). string;#Click Here


2011 Understanding Taxation of Partnerships and LLCs (3d ed., LexisNexis 2011) string;#
2005 Understanding International Business and Financial Transactions (2d. ed., LexisNexis, 2005). string;#
2003 Understanding Partnership And LLC Taxation (2d ed., LexisNexis, 2003). string;#
2002 Understanding International Business and Financial Transactions (LexisNexis, 2002). string;#
2000 Understanding Partnership and LLC Taxation (Lexis, 2000). string;#
1998 Tax Planning For Partners, Partnerships and LLCs (2 vols., Matthew Bender, 1998; Supplements 1998-2006). string;#
1992 With Robert A. Peterson, CPA, California Partnerships and Proprietorships: Practice and Compliance Guide (Matthew Bender, 1992). string;#
1991 Tax Planning for Partners and Partnerships (Matthew Bender, 1991). string;#
1986 How to Do Tax Planning for Partnerships (Matthew Bender, 1986). string;#
1983 Corporate and Shareholder Taxation Skills (Ill. Inst. Continuing Legal Educ., 1983). string;#
1982 With Allen Hartman, Illinois Lawyers Manual (Lawyers Co-Op, 3d ed. 1982; Supplements 1983-2001). string;#

Book Chapters

1999 Business Franchises, in Current Legal Forms with Tax Analysis (Matthew Bender, 1999). string;#
1989 With Thomas G. Belden et al., Partnerships, 7 Bender's Federal Tax Service (Matthew Bender, 1989). string;#
1983 Choosing the Entity for Real Estate Syndication, Ch.3 in Real Estate Syndications (Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Educ., 1983). string;#