Associate Professor of LawPhone: (410) 706-4232
AB, summa cum laude, 2000, Princeton University
JD, 2008, Yale Law School
Andrew Blair-Stanek’s research and teaching interest is tax law. He draws from non-tax scholarship and case law to improve and to better understand tax law.
Prior to joining the UM Carey Law Faculty, Professor Blair-Stanek practiced tax law at McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP in Washington, DC. His practice included bankruptcy taxation, intellectual property transactions, cross-border mergers, international tax planning, and real estate investment trust formation. Prior to practice, he clerked in Baltimore for the Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Professor Blair-Stanek received his undergraduate degree in mathematics, summa cum laude, from Princeton University, and his JD from Yale Law School, where he was on the Yale Law Journal. Before attending law school, he worked as a software design engineer for Microsoft Corporation and is the inventor of U.S. Patents 7,617,204 and 7,580,951.
Intellectual Property Law Solutions to Tax Avoidance, 62 UCLA Law Review 2 (2015). [Full Text]
Crisis-Proofing Tax Law, William & Mary Law Review (forthcoming).
Tax in the Cathedral: Property Rules, Liability Rules, and Tax, 99 Virginia Law Review 1169 (2013). [Full Text]
Twombly is the Logical Extension of the Mathews v. Eldridge Test to Discovery, 62 Florida Law Review 1 (2010). [Full Text]
Increased Market Power as a New Secondary Consideration in Patent Law, 58 American University Law Review 707 (2009). [Full Text]
Note, Profits as Commercial Success, 117 Yale Law Journal 642 (2008). [Full Text]
Note, Using Insurance Law and Policy to Interpret the Tax Code’s Loss and Medical Expense Provisions, 26 Yale Law & Policy Review 309 (2007). [Full Text]
Andrew Blair-Stanek of the School of Law was quoted in the Baltimore Sun article, "Religious colleges concerned about losing tax-exempt status."