Eric D. Chason
Associate Professor of Law and Director, William and Mary Tax Conference
Office phone: (757) 221-3856
Office location: Room 216
Areas of Specialization
Employee Benefits Law; Tax Law generally; Tax Law--Income Tax; Trusts and Estates Law
Teaching in Academic Year 2013-2014
Federal Income Taxation; Trusts & Estates
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements
Joined the faculty in 2004 and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke. He earned his J.D. at the University of Virginia, where he was a Notes Editor on the Virginia Law Review and recipient of the John M. Olin Student Fellowship in Law and Economics and the Edwin S. Cohen Tax Prize which is awarded to the most outstanding student in taxation in each graduating class. Before coming to William and Mary, he was a partner at Ivins, Phillips and Barker, one of the leading tax firms in Washington, D.C., where he practiced in the areas of federal taxation, employee benefits, and estate planning. Professor Chason holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and he focuses his research on taxation, finance, and employee benefits.
- The Uneasy Case for Deferring Banker Pay, 73 La. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2013).
- Redressing All ERISA Fiduciary Breaches under Section 409(a), 83 Temple L. Rev. 147 (2010).
- Executive Compensation and Tax Neutrality: Taxing the Investment Component of Deferred Compensation, 31 Cardozo L. Rev. 1667 (2010).
- Treatise Chapter, Intersection of ERISA and Internal Revenue Code, Overlapping Government Jurisdiction & Preemption, in Ch. 8 Bender's Federal Income Taxation of Retirement Plans (Alvin Lurie ed. 2008).
- Quantifying the Tax Advantage of Deferred Compensation, 2008 N.Y.U. Rev. Emp. Benefits & Executive Compensation Ch. 8.
- Why Pension Funding Matters, 2007 N.Y.U. Rev. Emp. Benefits & Executive Compensation Ch. 10.
- Naked and Covered in Monte Carlo, A Reappraisal of Option Taxation, 27 Va. Tax Rev. 135 (2007).
- Deferred Compensation Reform: Taxing the Fruit of the Tree in Its Proper Season, 67 Ohio St. L.J. 347 (2006).
- Outlawing Pension-Funding Shortfalls, 26 Va. Tax. Rev. 519 (2006).
- The Economic Ambiguity (and Possible Irrelevance) of Tax Transition Rules, 22 Va. Tax Rev. 615 (2003).
- Settlements and Waivers Affecting Pension Benefits Under ERISA, 14 Benefits L.J. 61 (2001).
- Co-author, Toward a Practical Estate-Tax Exclusion for Family-Run Businesses: Analysis of Section 2033A and Proposal for Reform, 32 Real Prop., Prob. & Tr. J. 571 (1998) (with Robert T. Danforth).
- Co-author, The Proper Role of the Estate and Gift Taxation of Closely Held Business, 32 Real Prop., Prob. & Tr. J. 103 (1997) (with Robert T. Danforth).
- The Post-TARP Movement to Regulate Banker Pay, in N.Y.U. Rev. Emp. Benefits & Executive Compensation (Mathew Bender 2011).