James R. Repetti
The inaugural holder of the William J. Kenealy, S.J. Chair, Professor Repetti is co-author of the texts, Partnership Income Taxation, Introduction to United States International Taxation, Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation, Problems in Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation, and Tax Aspects of Organizing and Operating a Business. He is also a contributing author to the treatises, Comparative Income Taxation: A Structural Analysis and to The International Guide to Partnerships.
Professor Repetti's numerous influential articles on taxation include "Democracy and Opportunity: A New Paradigm in Tax Equity" in the Vanderbilt Law Review, "Textualism and Tax Shelters" in the Virginia Tax Review and "Democracy, Taxes and Wealth" in the NYU Law Review. He has acted as a consultant to the Internal Revenue Service and Justice Department, and has appeared as a commentator in publications such as the Christian Science Monitor, Forbes Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Professor Repetti recently cofounded the Boston College Law School Tax Policy Workshop and organized and moderated a symposium at Boston College Law School entitled, "The State of the Federal Income Tax: Rates, Progressivity, and Budget Processes," articles from which were published in the Boston College Law Review. Professor Repetti has also served the University in a number of capacities. These include serving as the Associate Dean of Academics for the Law School, chairing the Law School Appointments Committee for several years, and serving on the University Provost Search Committee and the Law School Dean Search Committee.
Professor Repetti is the former Chair of the Executive Committee of the Tax Section of the American Association of Law Schools and is an a Academic Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel. He practiced at Ropes & Gray until joining the Law School faculty and subsequently served as of counsel to Hill & Barlow. He holds a peer review “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available to lawyers.
In 1999, Law School students from all three classes voted Professor Repetti to be the first recipient of an award for excellence in teaching. Courses currently taught by Professor Repetti are individual income tax, corporate tax, estate and gift tax, partnership tax and international tax. He has also previously taught corporations, business planning, charitable organizations and accounting for lawyers.