Monday, June 28, 2010

Federal Tax Bar Loses Giant

We note with great regret the passing of Martin D. Ginsburg, eminent authority on the federal tax code and spouse of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Mr. Ginsburg was a professor at Georgetown University Law Center and of counsel to the law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson; or as Mr. Ginsburg, always humble, once stated: “I am a school teacher and my wife is a public servant.” Mr. Ginsburg is co-author with Jack Levin on the seminal M&A tax treatise- Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts, a Transactional Analysis of the Governing Tax, Legal and Accounting consequences. Susan Chazin, Associate Publisher of Mr. Ginsburg’s M&A treatise noted: “Marty Ginsburg was always thought- provoking, humorous and above all, a gentleman. He was a respected author who will be greatly missed.”