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Arthur Acevedo

Arthur  Acevedo

Assistant Professor
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.386.2861

BS, DePaul University
MST, DePaul University Graduate School of Business
JD, DePaul University School of Law

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Arthur Acevedo came to The John Marshall Law School from the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he taught contracts and business associations as an assistant professor. He taught international taxation and corporate reorganizations as an adjunct professor at DePaul University. He also guest lectured at IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law on international business transactions and litigation.

Professor Acevedo worked as the executive vice president and general counsel for Marbo Inc., a licensing and marketing beverage company. He also worked as both a tax attorney and as an international attorney for McDonald's Corporation, He previously worked as tax counsel for Price Waterhouse, and as a revenue agent with the Internal Revenue Service.. He has written about the auditor's role under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for the DePaul Business & Commerce Law Journal. Professor Acevedo is a certified public accountant. He is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.

Professor Acevedo's specialty areas are business organizations and corporate governance, federal income tax (individual and corporate), and contracts. He joined the faculty in 2007 and teaches Contracts, Corporations and Tax.

Full Curriculum Vitae


Responsible Profitability? Not on my Balance Sheet, 61 Cath. U. L. Rev. 651 (2012)

Abusive Tax Practices: The One Hundred Year Onslaught on the Tax Code, 17 Barry L. Rev. 179 (2012)


Speaker: The Midwest People of Color Conference, "Income Tax Policy, or The Lack Thereof. How Codifying Tax Policy Will Harmonize Tax Enforcement Efforts," Milwaukee, WI (April 2013)

Speaker: JMLS Faculty Works in Progress Series (CLE), "'Ordinary and Necessary': Beyond the Rhetoric of Closing Income Tax Loopholes" (March 2013)

Speaker: Illinois Attorney General's Office Distinguished Speakers Series (February 2013)

Speaker & Panelist: The Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2012 Annual Conference, "The Occupy Wall Street Protests" (July/August 2012)

Speaker: The Midwest People of Color Conference, "Privatizing the income Tax Audit Function," Milwaukee, WI (April 2012)

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