Richard A. Westin, Professor Emeritus of Law at University of Kentucky, joined the College of Law faculty in 1998. He was a member of the faculty of the University of Houston College of Law from 1984 until 1998, where he taught in the areas of business and tax law.
Professor Westin has published a number of books on tax law, including Federal Tax Planning (Shepards'/McGraw Hill 1990), Federal Income Taxation of Business Enterprises (with J. McNulty and R. Beck, 1995), Tax Fraud and Money Laundering (with R. Hishon and B. Green, 1993), and International Taxation of Electronic Commerce (Kluwer, 2000), as well as numerous book chapters and articles. He is presently working on two books, Federal Income Taxation of Individuals (Aspen/Little Brown, with Prof. J. McNulty of Berkeley Law School) and Federal Officeholders, a study for foreign students of the selection, control and removal of federal judges, legislators and executives.
He is currently a member of the International Fiscal Association and has been a member of the Board of Advisors to the Journal of Natural Resource and Environmental Taxes, and a consultant to the United Nations, the Russian Federation, the Canadian Ministry of Mines & Energy and the People's Republic of China.
J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School (1972)
M.B.A., Columbia University (1968)
B.A., Columbia University (1967)
Bloomberg Tax Management Portfolios
Mineral Properties Other Than Gas and Oil — Operation (Portfolio 603)
This Portfolio analyzes the tax principles and concepts relevant to the operation and ownership of mineral properties, including nonmetals.
Mineral Properties — Exploration, Acquisition, Development and Disposition (Portfolio 601)
This Portfolio explains exploration, analyzes acquisition methods, reviews the determination of the basis of assets, reviews income tax treatment, and describes disposal methods.