Walter Hellerstein

Professor of Law
University of Georgia School of Law

Mr. Hellerstein is a Professor of Law at the University of Georgia School of Law and a partner in the law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. He is formerly Of Counsel to the law firm of Morrison & Foerster. He is a 1967 graduate of Harvard College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and a 1970 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where he served as Editor–in–Chief of the University of Chicago Law Review. After graduation from law school, Mr. Hellerstein clerked for the Hon. Henry J. Friendly, served as an attorney in the Honors Program of the Air Force General Counsel's Office, and practiced law at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. Mr. Hellerstein taught at the University of Chicago Law School before joining the University of Georgia law faculty in 1978.

Mr. Hellerstein has written and practiced extensively in the state tax field. He is author of State and Local Taxation of Natural Resources in the Federal System: Legal, Economic, and Political Perspectives (American Bar Association Section of Taxation 1986), co–author with Jerome R. Hellerstein of State Taxation, Vols. I & II (2d. ed. 1993) State and Local Taxation (West Publishing Co., 5th ed. 1988, Supp. 1993) and author of numerous law review articles on state taxation that have appeared in The Michigan Law ReviewThe University of Chicago Law ReviewThe Supreme Court ReviewThe Tax LawyerThe Journal of TaxationThe National Tax JournalThe Tax Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, and other journals. Mr. Hellerstein has spoken widely on state tax topics at conferences sponsored by Georgetown University Law Center, New York University Law School, the National Tax Association, the Heart of America Tax Institute, and other organizations. He is a member of the District of Columbia, Illinois and New York bars.

J.D., University of Chicago (1970)
A.B., Harvard University (1967)

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