M. Carr Ferguson

Visiting Professor of Law

  • BA, 1952, Cornell University
  • LLB, 1954, Cornell University
  • LLM, 1960, New York University

Areas of Expertise

Professor Ferguson teaches corporate reorganization.

Professional Experience

Ferguson is senior counsel to Davis Polk & Wardwell. He served as the assistant attorney general in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He was one of the original thirty lawyers in the department's Honor Graduate Program. Ferguson was Denison Professor of Law at New York University. He also taught law at the University of Iowa and Stanford University. He was of counsel to Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Honors and Affiliations

Ferguson is a member of the American Law Institute, the American Bar Association and former chair of its Tax Section, and the New York State and City Bar Associations. He is vice chair of the Board of trustees of Lewis & Clark College, a trustee of New York University School of Law and serves on the council of Cornell University and the board of visitors of Cornell Law School. He serves as member of the Order of the Coif and Phi Delta Phi legal fraternities. Ferguson is listed in the Directory of American Scholars, the International Scholars Directory, and Who's Who in America.

Key Works

Ferguson's publications include Federal Income Taxation of Estates, Trusts, and Beneficiaries, 3rd Ed. Ed. (with Ascher, and Freeland) (Aspen Law & Business, 1998); and Federal Tax Legislation in Perspective (with Eustice, and Ross) (The American Law Institute, 1965).

Spring 2016 Classes

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