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Danshera Cords

Visiting Professor of Law
412-648-1359
dcords@pitt.edu
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Danshera Cords teaches and writes in the area of tax law. Professor Cords is a Professor of Law at Albany Law School.

She teaches primarily in the areas of partnership tax, corporate tax, and individual tax. She also teaches tax policy. Other areas in which she has taught include business organizations and Chinese Law.

Professor Cords’ writing has been primarily in the areas of taxpayer rights and tax procedure. She speaks regularly in these areas around the country.

Beginning in the fall of 2013 she received an appointment as Distinguished Foreign Professor at the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics in China, a program sponsored by Shanghai Education Committee. Before joining the Albany Law School faculty, she was a Professor of Law at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. At Capital, she served as the Academic Director of the Graduate Tax and Business program from 2005-08. From 2000-02, Professor Cords was an attorney-advisor to the Hon. Maurice B. Foley of the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C.

Education
Degree: 
LLM, New York University School of Law, 2000
Degree: 
JD, Magna Cum Laude, Seattle University School of Law, 1998
Degree: 
BA, Business Administration, University of Washington, 1991
  • Charity Begins At Home? An Exploration of the Systemic Distortions Resulting from Post-Disaster Giving Incentives, 44 Rutgers L.J. 213 (2014)
  • Let’s Get Together: What Tax Should Learn About Collaborative Regulation Development, 11 Pitt. Tax Rev. 47 (2013) 
  • Tax Court Appointments and Reappointments:  Improving the Process, 46 Univ. of Richmond L. Rev. 501 (2012) 
  • Lien on Me:  Virtual Debtors Prisons, the Practical Effects of Tax Liens, and Proposals for Reform, 49 Univ. of Louisville L. Rev. 341 (2011) 
  • Targeting the Tax Gap:  The Case of the RAL and the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 20 Stanford L. and Pol. Rev. 119 (2009) 
  • Paid Tax Preparers, Used Car Dealers, Refund Anticipation Loans, and the Earned Income Tax Credit: The Need to Regulate Tax Return Preparers and Provide More Free Alternatives, 59 Case Western Reserve L. Rev. 351 (2009)
  • Charitable Contributions for Disaster Relief:  Rationalizing Tax Consequences and Victim Benefits, 57 Catholic Univ. L. Rev. 428 (2008).  Reprinted at 7 Int’l J. Civ. Soc’y L. 8 (2009)
  • Is Tax Special?  Administrative Law and Judicial Review of IRS Collection Decisions, 52 St. Louis Univ. L.J. 430 (2008) 
  • Tax Penalties and Tax Protestors:  Ensuring Perceived Fairness in Tax Collection and Mitigating Systemic Costs 2006 BYU Law Rev. 1515 (2006)
  • Reforming, Not Replacing, CDP, 108 Tax Notes 817 (2005)
  • Collection Due Process:  The Scope and Nature of Judicial Review, 73 U. Cinn. L. Rev. 1021 (2005)
  • How Much Process is Due? Internal Revenue Code Sections 6329 and 6330, Collection Due Process Hearings, 29 Vt. L. Rev. 51 (2004).  Reprinted in part in Leandra Lederman and Stephen W. Mazza, Tax Controversies Practice and Procedure (2d Ed. 2009)