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Eric A. Lustig
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Areas of Expertise
  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law and Policy
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Compliance Law
  • Commercial and Consumer Law
  • Business Law
  • Business and Human Rights

Eric A. Lustig

Professor of Law, Director of the Center for Business Law, and Director of Compliance and Risk Management Certificate Program


LLM, University of Florida College of Law
JD, University of Miami School of Law
MS, University of Baltimore
BS, University of Florida

Professional Background

Professor Eric Lustig came to New England Law following a legal career in Washington, DC.

He previously worked as an attorney-adviser to the Honorable Lawrence A. Wright of the US Tax Court, and as an associate at Dickstein, Shapiro & Morin.

Prior to that, he was a visiting assistant professor in the University of Florida College of Law’s Graduate Tax Program. Professor Lustig has an interest in and has widely written on tax policy issues.

Featured Publications

What is the biggest advantage of Liability Insurance over Full Coverage?, WalletHub (2023)

145 Million Americans Cannot Afford Another Year Like 2020, WalletHub (2021)

Business Organizations Context and Practice, Carolina Academic Press (2017) (with Susan R. Finneran)

The Millionaires Tax Initiative in Massachusetts, Bloomberg BNA (2017) (with Lawrence Friedman)

The "Close Corporation" Legacy of the Demoulas/Market Basket Saga: A Case Against Type? , 50 New England Law Review On Remand 114 (2016) with Susan R. Finneran

Foreword and Background: The Legacy of the Market Basket/Demoulas Saga, 50 New England Law Review On Remand 82 (2016)

A Continuing Look at Boston’s Revised Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) Program: Updated Version 2.0, 50 | 1 New England Law Review On Remand (2015)

To George Dargo: “I Hope You Had the Time of Your Life”, 47 New England Law Review 17 (2012)

The Boston PILOT Task Force One Year Later: Proposed Change and Its Aftermath, 46 New England Law Review On Remand 14 (2011)

Foreword: Tax-Exempt Organizations and the State: New Conditions on Exempt Status, 44 New England Law Review (2010)

The Boston City PILOT Task Force: An Emerging Best Practice?, 44 New England Law Review 101 (2010)

The Shelf Project: Tax on Insurance Buildup, 122 Tax Notes 665 (2009) (with Calvin H. Johnson and Andrew Pike)

Foreword: The Bhopal Disaster Approaches 25: Looking Back to Look Forward, 42 New England Law Review (2008)

Many Unhappy Returns: One Man’s Quest to Turn Around the Most Unpopular Organization in America, 40 New England Law Review 563 (2006) Book review of memoir by Charles O. Rossotti

Introduction to Itemized Deductions, LexisNexis Federal Tax Library (2006) (chapter author)

IRS, Inc.—The New IRS Oversight Board—Effective Reform or Just Politics? Some Early Thoughts from a Corporate Perspective, 42 Duquesne Law Review 725 (2004)

Who We Are: An Empirical Study of the Tax Law Professoriate, 1 Pittsburgh Tax Review 85 (2003)

Taxation of Prepaid Tuition Plans and the 1997 Tax Provisions – Middle Class Panacea or Placebo? Continuing Problems and Variations on a Theme, 31 Akron Law Review 229 (1997)

IRS Form 8300: The Attorney-Client Privilege and Tax Policy Become Casualties in the War Against Money Laundering, 24 Hofstra Law Review 623 (1996) with Matthew Harrington

Negative Basis Reconsidered: Of Hoaxes, Traps for the Unwary, and the Need for Reform, 32 Gonzaga Law Review 45 (1996)

The Emerging Role of the Federal Tax Law in Regulating Hostile Corporate Takeover Defenses: The New Section 5881 Excise Tax on Greenmail, 40 University of Florida Law Review 789 (1988)

Applying the Fair Use Doctrine on a Moral and Commercial Basis: Harper & Row Publishers, Inc. v. Nation Enterprises, 3 Entertainment and Sports Law Journal 87 (1986)

Scholarly Work