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Eric A. Lustig
Contact Information

elustig@nesl.edu
617-422-7305

Areas of Expertise
  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law and Policy
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Compliance Law
  • Commercial and Consumer Law
  • Business Law
  • Business and Human Rights

Eric A. Lustig

Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law

Education

BS University of Florida
MS University of Baltimore
JD University of Miami School of Law
LLM University of Florida College of Law

Professional Background

Professor Lustig directs the Center for Business Law. After working in Washington, DC, as an attorney-adviser to the Honorable Lawrence A. Wright of the US Tax Court and as an associate at Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin, Professor Lustig joined the New England Law faculty in 1993. He previously was a visiting assistant professor in the University of Florida College of Law’s Graduate Tax Program. A practicing certified public accountant before attending law school, he teaches Business Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations, Personal Income Tax, Products Liability, and Torts. He is the author of several articles on tax policy issues.

Selected Publications

The "Close Corporation" Legacy of the Demoulas/Market Basket Saga: A Case Against Type? , 50 New England Law Review On Remand 114 (2016) with Susan R. Finneran available at: https://newenglrev.com/on-remand-2/volume-50-on-remand/volume-50-online-symposium/lustig-and-finneran-the-close-corporation-legacy-of-the-demoulasmarket-basket-saga

Foreword and Background: The Legacy of the Market Basket/Demoulas Saga, 50 New England Law Review On Remand 82 (2016) available at: https://newenglrev.com/on-remand-2/volume-50-on-remand/volume-50-online-symposium/lustig-foreword-and-background/

A Continuing Look at Boston’s Revised Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) Program: Updated Version 2.0, 50 | 1 New England Law Review On Remand (2015) available at: https://newenglrev.com/on-remand-2/volume-50-on-remand/lustig-a-continuing-look-at-bostons-revised-payment-in-lieu-of-taxes-pilot-program

To George Dargo: “I Hope You Had the Time of Your Life”, 47 New England Law Review 17 (2012) available at: http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/newlr47&div=9&g_sent=1&collection=journals

The Boston PILOT Task Force One Year Later: Proposed Change and Its Aftermath, 46 New England Law Review On Remand 14 (2011) available at: https://newenglrev.com/on-remand-2/v46orlustig/

Foreword: Tax-Exempt Organizations and the State: New Conditions on Exempt Status, 44 New England Law Review (2010) available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2600108

The Boston City PILOT Task Force: An Emerging Best Practice?, 44 New England Law Review 101 (2010) available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2600104

The Shelf Project: Tax on Insurance Buildup, 122 Tax Notes 665 (2009) (with Calvin H. Johnson and Andrew Pike) available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1520741

Foreword: The Bhopal Disaster Approaches 25: Looking Back to Look Forward, 42 New England Law Review (2008) available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2600171##

Many Unhappy Returns: One Man’s Quest to Turn Around the Most Unpopular Organization in America, 40 New England Law Review 563 (2006) Book review of memoir by Charles O. Rossotti available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2600175

Introduction to Itemized Deductions, LexisNexis Federal Tax Library (2006) (chapter author)

IRS, Inc.—The New IRS Oversight Board—Effective Reform or Just Politics? Some Early Thoughts from a Corporate Perspective, 42 Duquesne Law Review 725 (2004) available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2600180

Who We Are: An Empirical Study of the Tax Law Professoriate, 1 Pittsburgh Tax Review 85 (2003) available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=576401

Taxation of Prepaid Tuition Plans and the 1997 Tax Provisions – Middle Class Panacea or Placebo? Continuing Problems and Variations on a Theme, 31 Akron Law Review 229 (1997) available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2600202

IRS Form 8300: The Attorney-Client Privilege and Tax Policy Become Casualties in the War Against Money Laundering, 24 Hofstra Law Review 623 (1996) with Matthew Harrington available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2599669

Negative Basis Reconsidered: Of Hoaxes, Traps for the Unwary, and the Need for Reform, 32 Gonzaga Law Review 45 (1996) available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2599521

The Emerging Role of the Federal Tax Law in Regulating Hostile Corporate Takeover Defenses: The New Section 5881 Excise Tax on Greenmail, 40 University of Florida Law Review 789 (1988) available at: http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/uflr40&div=33&g_sent=1&collection=journals

Applying the Fair Use Doctrine on a Moral and Commercial Basis: Harper & Row Publishers, Inc. v. Nation Enterprises, 3 Entertainment and Sports Law Journal 87 (1986) available at: http://repository.law.miami.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1181&context=umeslr

Books

Business Organizations Context and Practice (forthcoming) (2017)

Teaching the Law School Curriculum (contributor, articles on Business Organizations and Personal Income Tax) (2004)