Richard A. Shaw
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law
- LLM, 1963, New York University
- JD, 1962, University of Oregon
- BS, 1959, University of Oregon
Areas of Expertise
Professor Shaw teaches advanced business planning and advanced corporate tax planning.
Shaw is a California-certified specialist in taxation law at Higgs, Fletcher & Mack LLP in San Diego, where he focuses on business and tax planning, estate planning, and tax controversy representation. Shaw joined USD School of Law in 1978.
Honors and Affiliations
Shaw is a past chair of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Section of Taxation, a past chair of the American Bar Committee on S Corporations, and a past president of the American Bar Retirement Association. He served three years as vice chair of the ABA Section of Taxation for Professional Services throughout the United States and served nine years on its governing council. Shaw was also the chair of the California Bar Tax Section, Western Region Tax Bar Association, and the San Diego County Bar Business Law Section. He was awarded the California State Bar’s V. Judson Klein Award for outstanding tax service in California in 1985, the ABA Tax Section Service Award in 1994, and the California State Bar Tax Joanne Garvey Award for outstanding lifetime contributions to tax law in 2004.