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Arthur Acevedo

Arthur  Acevedo Professor of Law
The John Marshall Law School
315 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 861
Office: C-1127

BS, DePaul University
MST, DePaul University Graduate School of Business
JD, DePaul University School of Law

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Arthur Acevedo joined The John Marshall Law School in 2007. He teaches Income Tax, Corporations, Contracts I and Contracts II. He came to The John Marshall Law School from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he taught contracts and business associations. He previously taught international taxation and corporate reorganizations as an adjunct professor at DePaul University. He also guest lectured at IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law on international business transactions and litigation.

Prior to joining the legal academy, Professor Acevedo worked for McDonald's Corporation as a tax attorney structuring tax efficient transactions, and later as an international attorney planning cross-border transactions. He left McDonald's Corporation to join Marbo Inc., an international beverage company, as its executive vice president-general counsel managing all phases of its global transaction and litigation practice. His prior work experience includes working as tax counsel for Price Waterhouse, and as a revenue agent with the Internal Revenue Service.

Professor Acevedo's scholarship focuses on tax law, corporate law, and corporate responsibility. His writings include examining the auditor's role under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the failure by the SEC to provide clear accounting standards, the abuse of tax positions by income tax protesters and tax shelter promoters, and the failure of the legal system in promoting corporate responsibility.

Professor Acevedo received his undergraduate degree with a double major in accounting and finance from DePaul University. Afterwards, Professor Acevedo successfully sat and passed the CPA exam. He then went on to complete his education receiving both his Master of Science in Taxation, and his Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University. He is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.

Professor Acevedo's specialty areas are business organizations and corporate governance, federal income tax (individual and corporate), and contract law.

Full Curriculum Vitae


Responsible Profitability? Not on my Balance Sheet, 61 Cath. U. L. Rev. 651 (2012)

Abusive Tax Practices: The One Hundred Year Onslaught on the Tax Code, 17 Barry L. Rev. 179 (2012)


Speaker: The Midwest People of Color Conference, "Income Tax Policy, or The Lack Thereof. How Codifying Tax Policy Will Harmonize Tax Enforcement Efforts," Milwaukee, WI (April 2013)

Speaker: JMLS Faculty Works in Progress Series (CLE), "'Ordinary and Necessary': Beyond the Rhetoric of Closing Income Tax Loopholes" (March 2013)

Speaker: Illinois Attorney General's Office Distinguished Speakers Series (February 2013)

Speaker & Panelist: The Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2012 Annual Conference, "The Occupy Wall Street Protests" (July/August 2012)

Speaker: The Midwest People of Color Conference, "Privatizing the income Tax Audit Function," Milwaukee, WI (April 2012)

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