Professor Keeva Terry’s career path includes positions as a tax consultant, a tax/mergers & acquisitions lawyer in a large law firm, and work as in-house counsel. As an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Professor Terry researched and drafted tax provisions for merger and acquisition agreements, developed financial products for Fortune 500 companies, and received the firm’s Pro Bono Service award for three consecutive years. Prior to attending law school, she worked for the accounting firm Ernst & Young where she advised public and private corporations in strategic tax planning.
At RWU, Professor Terry’s research focuses on how state taxation laws affect same-sex couples. She recently presented her paper “Separate and Still Unequal? Taxing California Registered Domestic Partners” to the faculty at Drexel University School of Law. In addition to her work in Corporate Law, Professor Terry continues to give back to the community through her work with the Foreclosure Crisis Community Forum and her mentoring work. A talented teacher of Contracts and Federal Income Tax at RWU, the 2008 graduating class voted her Professor of the Year. Professor Terry has a distinguished academic pedigree: A.B. Harvard, M.B.A. Michigan, J.D. Columbia.
Divorce Without Marriage? Taxing Property Transfers between Unmarried Couples (forthcoming 2012)
Same-Sex Relationships, DOMA, and the Tax Code: Rethinking the Relevance of DOMA to Straight Couples, 20 Columbia Journal of Gender and Law 383 (2011)
Separate and Still Unequal? Taxing California Registered Domestic Partners, 39 University of Toledo Law Review 633 (2008)