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Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business

Accomplishments

Spring 2016

Prof. Victor D. Lopez

Professor Victor Lopez

Professor Victor Lopez’ has published the 3rd edition of his textbook “Business Law and the Legal Environment of Business.” This textbook is in addition to his other textbooks and casebooks, including “Business Law: An Introduction” and “The Legal Environment of Business.” His article below was also published in the Notre Dame Journal of Legislation.

  • Lopez, V. D. (2016). When Lenders can Legally Provide Loans with Effective Interest Rates Above 1,000 Percent, Is it Time for Congress to Consider a Federal Interest Cap on Consumer Loans? Notre Dame Journal of Legislation.(Vol. 42, Issue 1) 2016

Prof. Victor D. Lopez

Professors Victor Lopez and Eugene Maccarrone

The following two articles were published examining privacy issues related to traffic enforcement and medical malpractice limitations for New York infants.

  • Lopez, V. D., Maccarrone, E. T. (2016). Traffic Enforcement by Camera: Privacy and Due Process in the Age of Big Brother Law Journal for Social Justice (Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University), Vol 5. Spring 2015.
  • Maccarrone, E. T., Lopez, V. D. (2016). Medical Malpractice Limitations for New York Infants - Time for a Change of Time?. Medical Malpractice Limitations for New York Infants - Time for a Change of Time?, XXXIV(2015-2016), 99-125.

Fall 2015

Dr. Rina Hirsch

Dr. Rina Hirsch

Dr. Rina Hirsch won the Outstanding Dissertation Award for the AIS Section of the AAA annual meeting for her dissertation titled, Do Social Biases Impede Auditor Reliance on Specialists? Toward a Theory of Social Similarity and has a forthcoming publication in JIS to be released early next year.


Prof. Victor D. Lopez

Professor Victor Lopez

Professor Victor Lopez's textbook entitled Business Law and the Legal Environment of Business (3rd edition) is being published by Textbook Media Press in early 2016. Additionally, his article "When Lenders Can Legally Provide Loans with Effective Interest Rates Above 1,000 Percent, Is It Time for Congress to Consider an Interest Rate Cap on Consumer Loans?" is accepted for publication in the Notre Dame Journal of Legislation.


Prof. Victor D. Lopez

Professor Victor Lopez and Eugene Maccarrone

Professors Victor Lopez and Eugene Maccarrone published "Traffic Enforcement by Camera: Privacy and Due Process in the Age of Big Brother," which was accepted by the Law Journal for Social justice at Arizona State University. Additionally, Professors Victor Lopez and Eugene Maccarrone's article entitled "Medical Malpractice Limitations for New York Infants: Time for a Change of Time?'' has been accepted for publication by Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal.


Dr. Nathan Slavin

Dr. Nathan Slavin

Dr. Nathan Slavin co-authored a paper at the 2015 Northeast Business and Economics Association Annual Conference in Jamaica, New York in November 2015.


Spring 2015

Prof. Susan L. Martin

Professor Anthony Basile
Community Service

Hofstra University's Dean Service Award in Recognition for Outstanding Service for the Volunteer & Education Programs for the VITA Program, Hofstra University. (2015).

Recognition for Volunteer and Education Programs for the VITA Program, Internal Revenue Service. (April 2015).

Professional Service

Samuel B. Traum Award, New York State Society of CPA's- Nassau Chapter. (2015).


Prof. Susan L. Martin

Professor Susan Martin

Zarb School Summer Research Grant, Zarb School of Business. (May 2015).

Winner of Best Paper of the Conference Award, North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business. (April 2015).


Dr. Rina Hirsch

Dr. Rina Hirsch

Dr. Hirsch received an IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) Grant for a research project titled "The Potential Dysfunctional Effects of a Composite Fraud Indicator: An Experimental Investigation" with coauthors Erin Hamilton (University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Jason Rasso (College of Charleston), and Uday Murthy (University of South Florida). 

The American Accounting Association's Accounting Information Systems section selected Dr. Hirsch's dissertation Do Social Biases Impede Auditor Reliance on Specialists? Toward a Theory of Social Similarity for the section's 2015 Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Dr. Hirsch presented a paper coauthored with Maia Farkas of California State University-San Marcos at the 1st Journal of Information Systems Research Conference held at the offices of the AICPA in Durham, NC in March of 2015: "Adoptions of Automated Internal Control Testing Strategies and External Auditor Perceptions of the Strength of the Internal Audit Function."  The paper has been conditionally accepted for publication in the spring 2016 issue of the Journal of Information Systems.


Prof. Susan L. Martin

Professor Susan Martin 

THE CYPRES FAMILY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP IN LEGAL STUDIES IN BUSINESS

Professor Martin's article "Compliance Officers: More Jobs, More Responsibility, More Liability" was published in the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy, vol. 29 (2015).  Her article "Life Settlements: The Death Wish Industry," was  published in the Syracuse Law Review, vol. 64 (2014) and cited by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Pruco Life Insurance Co. v. Wells Fargo Bank, 2015 WL 824261 (2015)

Professor Martin also presented her paper "Kill the Monster: Promissory Estoppel as an Independent Cause of Action" at the annual meeting of the North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business. It was selected as the winner of the "Best Paper of the Conference" award.


Fall 2014

Prof. Stuart L. Bass

Professor Stuart L. Bass

Professor Stuart Bass published an article in the Labor Law Journal entitled "United States Supreme Court Expands Whistleblower Protection to Private Contractors, Subcontractors Working for Public Companies," Winter 2014 (coauthored with Dr. Anthony Basile, CPA).


Spring 2014

Prof. Victor D. Lopez

Victor Lopez and Eugene T. Maccarrone Receive Best Paper of the Conference Award

Victor Lopez and Eugene T. Maccarrone, Associate Professors in the Department of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business co-authored and presented at the Northeast Academy of Legal Studies in Business (NEALSB) conference where they received the best paper of the conference award. (Eugene T. Maccarrone and Victor D. Lopez, Medical Malpractice Limitations for New York Infants -  Time for a Change of Time?

Dr. Lopez' article, "State Homestead Exemptions and Bankruptcy Law: Is it Time for Congress to Close the Loophole?" (Rutgers Bus. LJ, 2010) was cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in Law v. Siegel (March 2014) and by another federal court (IN RE MARTIN (Bankr. Court, ED New York, 2013).


Prof. Susan L. Martin

Professor Martin's Work on Life Settlements Cited in the Delaware Supreme Court

Susan Martin, The Cypres Family Distinguished Professor in Legal Studies in Business, Department of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business was invited to discuss the life settlement industry at Georgia State University's Risk Management and Insurance Research Seminar Series in Atlanta, Georgia. Professor Martin's work on life settlements has been cited by the Delaware Supreme Court; published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law and the University of Miami Law Review; and won awards at the International Academy of Legal Studies in Business annual conference. Her most recent work on life settlements is forthcoming in the Syracuse Law Review.

Professor Martin was also the recipient of the 2013 Dean's Research Award for "Betting on the Lives of Strangers: Life Settlements, STOLI, and Securitization," published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law and cited by the Supreme Court of Delaware in an important opinion on life settlement arrangements.


Fall 2013

Prof. Victor D. Lopez

Victor Lopez and Eugene T. Maccarrone Conduct Faculty Research Seminar

In October 2012 Victor Lopez and Eugene T. Maccarrone, Associate Professors in the Department of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business conducted a faculty research seminar titled "Leading the World in the Wrong Direction: Is It Time for the U.S. to Adopt the World Standard ‘Loser Pays' Rule in Civil Litigation?" Their research explored the current state of the American Rule and its notable statutory exceptions at the state and federal levels. Professors López and Maccarrone attempted to determine whether justice and fairness would be better served by abandoning the American Rule in favor of a "loser-pays" system that brings the U.S. rate of litigation into alignment with the English/World Rule.


Glen Vogel

Glen Vogel Named Winner of the Best Paper at the North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business

Professor Vogel was named winner of the Best Paper at the North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business' Spring 2013 Conference for his work "A Review of the International Bar Association and Lexis Nexis Technology Studies and the American Bar Association's Commission on Ethics 20/20: The Legal Profession's Response to the Issues Associated with the Generational Gap in Using Technology and Internet Social Media."