Saint Louis University
SLU LAW
Henry M. Ordower
314.977.2772
Scott Hall 902

EDUCATION

A.B., Washington University, 1967
M.A., University of Chicago, 1970
J.D., University of Chicago School of Law, 1975
Ph.D., Comprehensive Examinations, University of Chicago, 1971

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Corporate Finance
Federal Income Tax
Financial Regulations
International Business Transactions
International Law
Law and Literature
Legal Ethics
Taxation
Securities Law

COURSES

Taxation
Corporate Taxation
Partnership Taxation
Fiduciary Taxation
Corporate Finance
Business Associations
Seminar on Law and Literature
Seminar on Taxation
Henry M. Ordower
Professor

Henry Ordower is Professor of Law and past Co-Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law and Director of the Berlin Summer Program at Saint Louis University School of Law.  In addition to research and teaching in United States and comparative taxation and corporate finance, Professor Ordower has maintained an active consulting practice advising in tax planning, hedge and private equity funds, and business structure, as well as providing expert testimony on taxation and business organizations in complex litigation matters.  Recent research has addressed issues of tax distribution and its role in the growing disparity between wealthy and less wealthy individuals. During leaves of absence from teaching, Ordower has been of counsel to major St. Louis law firms and served as vice president and general counsel of an emerging markets hedge and private equity fund management company based in New York.  Professor Ordower has an extensive background in European Languages, including several years of Ph.D. work in Germanic and Scandinavian Languages at The University of Chicago.  He holds his J.D. degree from The University of Chicago School of Law.  An avid traveler, Ordower has lectured and participated in international legal conferences in Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as North America and has visited well over 100 countries.  He has been elected to membership in the American College of Tax Counsel, the European Association of Tax Law Professors, and the International Academy of Comparative Law.

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