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Barbara Landau

Barbara Landau
Adjunct Professor of Law
JD Program
landau@nova.edu

Education:

  • LL.M. Tax - - Masters - New York University School of Law, 1986
  • JD, magna cum laude - Law - Doctorate - New York Law School , 1978
  • BA - Bachelors - New York University, 1974
Barbara Landau, J.D., LL.M. (in Taxation) Associate Professor, Master of Taxation and Master of Accounting programs at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University, received her Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University and her Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from New York Law School where she was an Editor of the Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University. She was an Adjunct Professor at the Nova Southeastern University Law Center from 1999 to 2010 where she taught a course on probate and estate and trust administration (Probate Law Workshop) and a wills workshop class. 

Among the tax courses Professor Landau has taught since 2004 in the Master of Taxation and Master of Accounting programs are corporate and partnership taxation, estate and gift tax, fiduciary income taxation, taxation of LLCs and S corporations, real estate taxation, taxation of pension and profit-sharing plans, tax-exempt organizations, and international tax. She also teaches business law and the regulatory issues courses. 

Professor Landau is a member of the Florida (admitted 1980), New York (admitted 1979), and New Jersey (admitted 1978) Bars. During her many years in private practice, she has represented clients in the areas of (1) federal and state individual, fiduciary, partnership, corporate, and estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxation and planning, including charitable planning, and probate and trust administration, (2) business entity formation, sales, liquidations, and reorganizations, (3) real estate transactions, and (4) in the early years, labor and employment law. She also spent five years as staff attorney to several probate judges. In addition, she has professional experience in the not-for-profit sector, including having served as Director of Planned Giving for Florida for the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science for the four years immediately prior to joining the full-time faculty at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. 

Professor Landau is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, past Co-Chair of the Charitable Planning Committee of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (RPPT) Section of the American Bar Association (ABA). She is a member of the Tax Section of the ABA, The Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the ABA, and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the ABA. 

Professor Landau is a past member of the Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (RPPTL) Section of the Florida Bar and is past Chair (founding Chair) of the Section’s Charitable Organizations and Planning Committee. She has served on several other RPPTL Section committees, including the Probate Law, Estate and Trust Tax, Probate and Trust Litigation, Probate Forms, and Attorney/Trust Officer Liaison Committees. She is a member of the RPPTL Section, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, the Business Law Section, and the Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Section of the Florida Bar. She has also served on the Editorial Board of the Florida Bar Journal.
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