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Erik J. Stapper

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Admitted to bar

  • New York; 1961
  • U.S. Tax Court; 1963
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1983

Education

  • Harvard University (B.A., 1957)
  • University of Michigan (J.D., 1960)
  • Academy of International Law, The Hague, The Netherlands (1958)
  • Editor, Michigan Law Review, 1960
  • Member: Manhattan Community Planning Board No. 6, 1972-1975
  • Editorial Advisory Board, International Tax Report, 1974-1975
  • U.S. National Co-Reporter to 1985 and 2010 International Fiscal Congress
  • Author: “Direct Investment in The Netherlands: The U.S. Perspective,” 45 Bulletin for International Fiscal Documentation 41, January, 1991;
  • “Valuation of Real Estate for Tax Purposes: a Personal and Practical Approach,” 18 Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts, Journal 90, May 13, 1993
  • Contributor to “Art Law Handbook,” Aspen, 2000
  • Selected Papers, 1997-1999
  • The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law; “Art Law and The Collector: Keeping the Collection Together at the Death of the Collector.”
  • Panelist at annual meetings of NYSBA International Section held in Amsterdam, London and Madrid
  •  Panelist at TIAETL in Washington, DC, Sydney, Paris, Rome, Dublin and Barcelona
  • Trustee, 2000. Chairman, 2002-2007, Lasell College, Newton, MA.

Member

  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • Member, Committee on Art Law, 1997-2000
  • New York State Association
    • Executive Committee, Tax Section, 1970-1972
    • Chairman, Committee on Excise and Miscellaneous Taxation, 1970-1971
    • Member, Committee on Exempt Organizations, 1973-2010
    • Member, International Section 1995
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Exempt Organizations Committee, Taxation Section, 1983
    • Vice Chairman, Law Development, 2000-2002
  • International Fiscal Association
  • International Academy of Estate and Trust Law
    • Member, Executive Council, 1994-1998, 2005
    • Secretary, 2006-2009
    • Vice President, 2009-

Reported Cases

  • Estate of Charlotte H. Burghardt, 80 T.C. 705 (1983), affirmed without opinion (3rd. Cir. 1984), refused to follow Revenue Ruling 81-303 which was revoked by Revenue Ruling 90-101 following enactment of section 5032 of Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988 to confirm Tax Court decision.

Languages

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German

Practice Areas