Faculty & Staff




Visiting Professor - January Term 2021
Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law



Professor Francine J. Lipman brings to the William S. Richardson School of Law an exceptional record as an accountant, a lawyer, a teacher, and a scholar. After working as a CPA in an international accounting firm and as the Chief Financial Officer for a chain of retail jewelry stores, Professor Lipman turned to law where she served as Editor in Chief of the law review, was recognized as an Outstanding Law Student and a member of the Order of the Coif. Following a similarly stellar record in NYU’s Graduate Tax Law Program, where she was a Tax Law Review Scholar, she practiced law with O’Melveny & Myers LLP and Irell & Manella LLP.

Professor Lipman is an elected member of the American Law Institute, the American College of Tax Counsel, and the American Bar Foundation, and an editor and former committee chair for the Tax Section of the American Bar Association and serves on the board of the American Tax Policy Institute. She has been a visiting professor at UC Hastings College of Law and is the William S. Boyd Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

In 2016, Governor Brian Sandoval appointed, and in 2020 Governor Steve Sisolak reappointed, Professor Lipman to serve as Nevada Tax Commissioner. The Nevada Tax Commission consists of eight Nevadans with various professional and business backgrounds. The Commissioners supervise the overall administration and operations of the Nevada Department of Taxation. 

Professor Lipman has written extensively on tax and poverty issues for legal journals, including the Wisconsin Law Review, Florida Tax Review, Virginia Tax Review, SMU Law Review, Nevada Law Journal, American University Law Review, Harvard Environmental Law Review, Harvard Latino Law Review, Harvard Journal on Legislation, The Tax Lawyer and Tax Notes. Professor Lipman is a frequent speaker on tax subjects to law and business groups.

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