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Prescott, Peter

Assistant Professor - Business Law
College of Business

pprescot@butler.edu
317/940-6695





Resumé/Vitae

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise

Federal Income Taxation

  • Partners and partnerships
  • Intellectual property
  • International transactions

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

Publications:

  • Taxing Luck (work in progress)
  • Jumping the Shark: The Case for Repealing the TEFRA Partnership Audit Rules, 11 Fla. Tax Rev. 503 (2011)
  • Taxpayer Civil Penalty Protection: Long Term Capital Holdings and Its Wake, 81 Temp. L. Rev. 995 (2008)

Presentations:

  • Look Homeward Angel: Tax Aspects of Loan Modfications and Short Sales, ABA Tax Section Meeting, Washington, DC, May 2010

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)

LE 263: Legal Environment of Business

LE 365: Business Law I

Personal Hobbies

Running, Italian cooking, watching movies, and reading science fiction


Education/Experience

Education/Degrees

J.D., summa cum laude, The University of Houston Law Center

MPA (Taxation), The University of Texas at Austin

M.S. (Chemistry), The University of Chicago

B.A. (Chemistry & Physics), summa cum laude, Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD)

Professional Credentials

Licensed to practice law in Texas

Licensed Certified Public Accountant in Indiana (inactive)

Awards/Honors

Professional:

  • AICPA Elijah Watt Sells Silver Medalist for earning the 2nd highest score nationwide on the May 1999 CPA Exam

The University of Houston Law Center:

  • Graduated #2 in class
  • 2004 and 2005 West Publishing Co. Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Awards for the highest GPA in entering class after each of those academic years
  • Awards for highest grades in Constitutional Law, Procedure I, Property I, and Contracts I
  • 2005 Chamberlain Hrdlicka Scholarship for highest grade in Federal Income Tax
  • 2005 Akin Gump Struass Hauer & Feld LLP Award for the best note or comment on corporate, securities, or business law
  • Houston Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Order of the Coif

The University of Texas at Austin:

  • 1997-1999 AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship (awarded to a handful of beginning graduate students in accounting nationwide)
  • 1999 Dean's Award for Academic Excellence
  • 1999 Sommerfeld Scholar

Association Memberships (professional/educational)

Academy of Legal Studies in Business (including Ethics Section)

American Bar Association (including Tax Section)

Professional Experience

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law: 2009-2012

Exxon Mobil Corporation: 2007-2009

Haynes and Boone, LLP: 2006-2007

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin: 2004-2006

KPMG LLP: 1999-2004