- Adjunct Professor
- San Francisco
Adjunct Professor Michael Burnstein specializes in tax and estate planning as well as advising tax-exempt organizations. He is a partner with Schiff Hardin LLP, a Chicago-based national law firm.
Professor Burnstein currently teaches Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates. In the past he has taught Tax Aspects of Charitable Giving. Professor Burnstein was recently appointed to serve on the Trusts and Estates Section Executive Committee of the California State Bar. He is the Vice President of the San Francisco Estate Planning Council and the Vice President of the San Francisco chapter of STEP (Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners). Professor Burnstein obtained a BS in finance from St. John's University, a JD and MBA (simultaneously) from St. John's University, and an LLM from New York University. Professor Burnstein is a former attorney-advisor to the Honorable Maurice B. Foley of the United States Tax Court.