Gregg D. Polsky

Francis Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law

B.A., Florida Atlantic University
J.D., LL.M., University of Florida


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Biographical Information: 

Gregg D. Polsky joined the Georgia Law faculty in 2016 as the Francis Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law. Polsky teaches and writes in the areas of federal income tax and business law.

He is the co-author of the casebook Federal Income Taxation: Cases and Materials. His recent recent law review articles include “Acqui-hiring” in 63 Duke Law Journal 281 (2013) (with J. Coyle) and “Taxing Punitive Damages” in 96 Virginia Law Review 1295 (2010) (with D. Markel). Polsky has also published influential research on private equity tax practices that has  been profiled in The Wall Street Journal and cited in The New York Times.

Before joining the Georgia Law faculty, he was the Willie Person Magnum Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina School of Law. He has served on the law faculties of the University of Minnesota and Florida State University, and he has visited at Duke University and the University of Florida. In 2007-08, Polsky served as the Professor in Residence in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Washington, D.C.

Prior to entering the legal academy, Polsky worked as an associate at the Miami office of White & Case, where he specialized in tax and business law.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Florida Atlantic University and his Juris Doctor with honors and his Master of Laws in Taxation both from the University of Florida.