Jeffrey T. Sheffield
Jeffrey T. Sheffield joined the Law School faculty in 2013 as a Senior Lecturer. He has previously taught corporate tax, advanced income tax, and business planning courses at The University of Chicago and IIT-Kent College of Law. He serves on the planning committee for, and during 2008-09 chaired, the University of Chicago Federal Income Tax Conference. He has practiced tax law at Kirkland & Ellis LLP since 1980, where he continues as a partner. His scholarly interests include the interplay between the form of business organization and the tax treatment of the organization’s activities.
Areas of Expertise
- Corporate Taxation
- Business Organizations
- Corporate Transactions and the Economic Substance Doctrine in 89 taxes – the tax magazine 163 (2011).
- Reconciling Spin-Offs with General Utilities Repeal in 74 taxes – the tax magazine 941 (1996).
- An Abecedarium on Alphabet Stock in 66 taxes – the tax magazine 954 (1988).
- Organizing the Corporate Venture (Little Brown, 1995) (with Christian Kimball).
- Federal Income Tax Considerations Affecting Start-Up Businesses in Start-Up & Emerging Companies: Planning, Financing & Operating the Successful Business (with Jack S. Levin).
- JD, Harvard Law School
- BA, University of Chicago
- Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School
- Lecturer, Chicago-Kent College of Law