Jacob L. Todres

Professor of Law
LL.M. New York UniversityJ.D. New York UniversityB.B.A. Baruch College; 

Professor Todres is a member of Order of the Coif, Beta Alpha Psi, and a past vice-president of Beta Gamma Sigma. Prior to joining the law faculty, Professor Todres practiced law in New York City with major law firms and was Assistant Tax Counsel with a national banking institution. He also spent two years as an Instructor of Law at New York University School of Law. He co-authored (with Professor Davidian) Reducing Personal Income Taxes: A Guide to Deductions and Credits.

Professor Todres is a member of the New York State Bar Association and its Section of Taxation and several of its committees.  He is also a member of the American Bar Association and its Section of Taxation.  As an ABA member, he was actively in a Task Force drafting proposed federal legislation on state taxation of banks whose recommendation was subsequently adopted as the official position of the Association.

He teaches Basic Personal Income Taxation, Corporate Income Taxation, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation, Taxation Seminar and Bankruptcy Taxation.


Reducing Personal Income Taxes: A Guide to Deductions and Credits (Law Journal) Seminars Press, N. Y., N. Y. (1988) (approx. 800 pages) (with John Davidian) 


Tax Malpractice Damages - Return to Fundamentals - Another Court Gets It Right, NYSBA Journal, Sept./Oct. 2020, Vol. 92, No. 7

Return to Fundamentals? Tax Malpractice Damages - Recovery of Additional Taxes, NYSBA Journal, June 2017, Vol. 89, No. 5

Bad Tax Shelters -- Accountability or the Lack Thereof:  Ten Years of Tax Malpractice, 66 Baylor L. Rev. 602 (2014)

Attorney Malpractice New York's Measure of Damages -- Benefit-of-The-Bargain? A Rose By Any Other Name, St. John's L. Rev. 953, Vol. 86, No. 4 (Fall 2012)

Fixing the Federal Budget Deficit: A Low-Tech, Commonsense Approach, Bloomberg - BNA, Daily Tax Report, J. 1-2 (Oct. 31, 2012).

New York's Law of Tax Malpractice Damages: Balanced or Biased? St. John's L. Rev. 143, Issue 1, Volume 86, (Winter 2012).

Recovery Of Interest On A Tax Underpayment Caused By A Tax Advisor’s Negligence. 26 Akron Tax J. 1 (2011).

No Recovery of Tax Overpayment in Tax Malpractice Action in New York, NYSBA Journal, Vol. 81, 36-40.

Tax Malpractice Damages: A Comprehensive Review of the Elements and the Issues. 61 Tax Law: 705 (2008).

Tax Consequences of Post-Petition Income as Property of the Estate in an Individual Debtor Chapter 11 Case and Tax Disclosure in Chapter 11, 13 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 701-32 (with Jack F. Williams).

Recent Tax Malpractice Developments in the Estate and Gift Tax Area,Taxes Magazine, Oct. 2005 at 33-44.

Investment In a Bad Tax Shelter: Malpractice Recovery From The Tax Advisor Is No Slam-Dunk, Tax Notes, April 11, 2005, p. 217-29.

Tax Malpractice: Areas In Which It Occurs And the Measure Of Damages—An Update, 78 St. John’s L. Rev. 1011-93 (2004).

Torts, Tax Reporting and Preemption: Is There Tort Liability For Incorrect Information Reports? 28 Iowa J. of Corp. L. 259-87 (2003).

Corporate Bankruptcy: Treatment of Filing Year Income – A Suggested Approach, 9 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 523-55 (2001).

Tax Malpractice in the Estate and Gift Tax Areas,Taxes Magazine, Nov. 1999 at 13-26.

Tax Malpractice and the Tax Practitioner: An Analysis of the Areas in Which Malpractice Occurs, 48 Emory L. J. 547-645 (1999).