Emeritus Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University, Professor Lischer has published articles in various professional journals and several Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Portfolios. He has participated in numerous continuing legal education programs on the subject of taxation and estate planning. He received the First Class Finance Award from the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of China for his service as SMU administrative director of the Academy of International Taxation. He also serves as the contract admissions examiner of the U.S. Tax Court, Washington, D.C. He was elected a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, and an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He served as Professor-in-Residence on the staff of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. He has taught Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Taxation of Business Entities, U.S. International Taxation, Tax Treaties, Taxation of Property Dispositions, Tax Accounting, Tax Practice and Professional Responsibility, Estate and Gift Taxation, Taxation and Fiscal Policy, United States Taxation of International Transactions (at University of Konstanz); Survey of U.S. Taxation (at University of Konstanz), Specific Tax Jurisdictions - North America (at University of New South Wales). He has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Konstanz, Germany; the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand; the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Georgetown University; and the Distinguished Visiting Chairholder at the University of Alabama.
Early in his career, Professor Lischer was a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps and an Associate at Lillick, McHose & Charles in Los Angeles. He became a Professor of Law at University of Alabama in 1975 and a Professor of Law a Southern Methodist University in 1978. From 1982-1984 and 1985-2010 he served as Counsel to Malouf Lynch Jackson & Swinson in Dallas, Texas, and he also served as Professor-in-Residence, Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C.
LL.M. in Taxation, New York University (1974)
J.D., University of Iowa (1970)
B.B. A., University of Iowa (1967)
Bloomberg Tax Management Portfolios
Incomplete Lifetime Transfers: Retained Beneficial Interests Under Sections 2036(a)(1) and 2037 (Portfolio 877)
This Portfolio is concerned with lifetime transfers with respect to which the transferor retains at death one or more specified beneficial interests in the property transferred during life.
Portfolio 876 covers Private Foundations and Public Charities — Definition and Classification.
Gifts to Minors analyzes in detail the major income tax and transfer tax consequences of gifts to or for the benefit of donees of an age less than majority.
Bloomberg Tax Portfolio, Gifts, No. 845, discusses the definition of “taxable gift” and analyzes when a transfer subject to the gift tax occurs.