It looks like it’s been a while — almost a year, oops! — since we last discussed law-related vanity plates. That said, if you’re a fan of the Law License Plates series and you’d like to see more, please send in your photos via email (subject line: “Vanity License Plate”). We have lots to work with, but if we get more quality submissions from our readers, you may see this column pop up more often in the future.
Today, we’ll be writing about the geekiest (and some of the wealthiest) lawyers of all: those who practice tax law. It was a class most people loved to hate during law school, but if you salivated over the Kirby Lumber case and decided to get an LL.M. in taxation, you’re probably quite happy now.
You’re likely working in Biglaw, at a Big Four accounting firm, or teaching the topic at a law school, and any way you slice it, you’re not ashamed to proclaim your profession on your license plate….
These plates came to us via TaxProf Blog. We know who the New Jersey plate belongs to (Jay Soled of Weursch & Gering, who teaches at Rutgers Business School), but Professor Paul Caron is currently on the lookout for the owner of the New York plate. If it belongs to you, we encourage you to get in touch with him — who knows, maybe you two can have lunch and get excited about the hobby-loss rule.
As for Professor Caron, he just moved to California, and claims that he got himself a new license plate:
He might be telling the truth, because according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, that plate is no longer available. But not to worry if he was fibbing, because this baby’s still on the market:
It’s all yours, professor! Be careful: your students might get a little too “hot for teacher” with that plate.
Who Is NY Tax Prof? [TaxProf Blog]