Martin D. Ginsburg
|Martin D. Ginsburg|
|Born||Martin David Ginsburg
June 10, 1932
Brooklyn, New York, US
|Died||June 27, 2010 (aged 78)
Washington, DC, US
|Institutions||Georgetown University Law Center|
|Alma mater||Harvard Law School
|Notable awards||2006 American Bar Association Tax Section's Distinguished Service Award
Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel
Honoree, Martin D. Ginsburg Chair at GULC
SNYU, Outstand Achiev Awd
Martin Abzug Good Guy Awd
1996 Marshall-Wythe Medallion, Coll. of William and Mary Sch. Law
|Spouse||Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1954-2010; his death; 2 children)|
Martin David Ginsburg (June 10, 1932 – June 27, 2010) was an internationally renowned taxation law expert. He was Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and of counsel to the law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.
Early life and education
Ginsburg was born to Morris and Evelyn (Bayer) Ginsburg and grew up on Long Island. His father was a department store executive. Ginsburg earned an A.B. from Cornell University (1953) and a J.D. (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School (1958). He was a star on Cornell's golf team. Ginsburg finished a year at law school and married Ruth Joan Bader after her graduation from Cornell. That same year he was drafted into the US Army and stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Ginsburg exploited his undergraduate training in chemistry to learn to cook — his new wife's limited culinary skills encouraged it. Ginsburg returned to law school and his wife entered HLS (1956). During his third year at law school, he endured two operations and radiation therapy to treat testicular cancer.
Ginsburg taught at New York University Law School (1960s), and was a visiting professor at Stanford Law School (1977–1978), Harvard Law School (1985–1986), University of Chicago Law School (1989–1990), and at NYU (1992–1993). He was a tenured professor at Columbia Law School (Beekman Professor of Law) (1979–1980), and at Georgetown (1980–2010).
Ginsburg's firm represented H. Ross Perot in a business matter, and the two men became friends (1971). After President Jimmy Carter nominated his wife to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1980), Ginsburg reached out to Perot and other influential friends to assure her Senate confirmation. Ginsburg resolved complex tax questions that threatened General Motors's acquisition (1984) of Perot's Electronic Data Systems. Perot endowed (1986) the Martin Ginsburg chair in taxation at Georgetown Law Center, but Ginsburg never filled that appointment.
- Martin D. Ginsburg, Spousal Transfers: In '58, It Was Different, Harvard Law Record, May 6, 1977, at 11
- Ginsburg, Martin (1995). Mergers, acquisitions, and buyouts. A transactional analysis of the governing tax, legal, and accounting considerations (Jan. 1995 ed.). Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown. ISBN 0-316-31275-4.
- Ginsburg, Martin (1995). Mergers, acquisitions, and buyouts. Sample acquisition agreements with tax and legal analysis (Jan. 1995 ed.). Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown.
- Ginsburg, Martin (1994). Mergers, acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts. A transactional analysis of the governing tax, legal, and accounting considerations as of ... Chicago, Illinois: Commerce Clearing House.
- Martin D. Ginsburg, ed. (1970). SEC and tax consequences of corporate acquisitions. Carl W. Schneider. New York, New York: Practising Law Institute.
- Martin D. Ginsburg, ed. (1989). Mergers, acquisitions, and leveraged buyouts. Jack S. Levin. Chicago, Illinois: Commerce Clearing House.
- coauth, "Maintaining Subchapter S in an Integrated Tax World," Tax Law Rev 47 (93)
- coauth, "The Subchapter S One Class of Stock Regulation, Tax Notes 69 (95): 233
- auth, "The S Corporation Reform Act: Generally a Good Start, Tax Notes 67 (95): 1825
- auth, "The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997: Worse Than You Think, Tax Notes 76 (97): 1790
- coauth, "Evaluating Proposals to Tax Intragroup Spin-Offs, Tax Notes (97)
- auth, "Taxing the Components of Income: A U.S. Perspective, Georgetown Law J, 23 (97)
- auth, "Some Thoughts on Working, Saving, and Consuming in Nunn–Domenici's Tax World," Nat Tax J 48 (97): 585
- repub, Tax Policy in the Real World, Cambridge Univ Press, 99
- auth, "Presentation: U.S. Tax Court's Memorial Service for Senior Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr.," TC (99)
- "In Memoriam: Theodore Tannenwald, Jr.," Tax Lawyer (99)
- Jack S., Levin (May 22, 2009). Ginsburg, Martin D.; Rocap, Donald E.; Light, Russell S., eds. Structuring Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Entrepreneurial Transactions (PDF) (2009 ed.). Aspen Publishers. ISBN 978-0-7355-8160-9. LCCN 97647593. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
- Stephen Labaton (June 17, 1993). "The Man Behind the High Court Nominee". New York Times. p. A1. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
- "Martin David Ginsburg." Marquis Who's Who TM. Marquis Who's Who, 2009. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale, 2009. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC. Fee via Fairfax County Public Library, accessed 2009-09-30. Document Number: K2014612855.
- Pamela F. Olson (May 5, 2006). "2006 Distinguished Service Award Recipient: Professor Martin D. Ginsburg" (PDF). American Bar Association. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
- Strebeigh, Fred (2009). Equal: Women Reshape American Law (1st ed.). New York: W.W. Norton. ISBN 978-0-393-06555-8. LCCN 2008044463. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
- The Rehnquist Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy. ABC-CLIO Supreme Court handbooks (hardcover ed.). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. 2006. p. 92. ISBN 1-57607-200-2. LCCN 2006011011. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
- Mathews, Jay (June 19, 1993). "The Spouse Of Ruth; Marty Ginsburg, the Pre-Feminism Feminist" (fee). The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-10-01. "One evening in late 1954 at the married officers' quarters at Fort Sill, Okla., Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a complex young woman with large ambitions, placed a lumpy mass of tortured protein on a plate in front of the person she had recently married, U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Martin D. Ginsburg. Ginsburg was a very inquisitive man and had studied chemistry at Cornell University. He ignored the usual advice to bridegrooms in such situations and asked the question: "What is it?" "It's tuna fish casserole," his wife said."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg (March 31, 2004). "THE CHANGING COMPLEXION OF HARVARD LAW SCHOOL" (PDF). Harvard Women's Law Journal (President and Fellows of Harvard College) 27: 306. Retrieved 2009-09-30.
- "Sequence 2536 (Page 7): Harvard Law School. Harvard Law School catalog. [Cambridge, Mass. : Published by the University, 1970-., Harvard University Library PDS". Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Library. Retrieved 2009-10-01. "Martin D. Ginsburg, A.8., J.D., Visiting Professor of Law (Spring Term 1985-86)"
- "Martin D. Ginsburg." Directory of American Scholars, 10th ed. Gale Group, 2002. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale, 2009. http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC. Fee via Fairfax County Public Library, accessed 2009-09-30. Document Number: K1612531251
- Christopher R. Benson (2007). "A Renewed Call for Diversity Among Supreme Court Clerks: How a Diverse Body of Clerks Can Aid the High Court as an Institution". Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal (Harvard Law School) 23: 42. Retrieved 2009-10-01.
- "Husband of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies". The Washington Post. June 27, 2010. Retrieved June 27, 2010.
- "Martin Ginsburg, justice's husband, dies". USA Today. June 28, 2010. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- Ginsburg's profile at Fried Frank (displays Ginsburg's self-deprecating humor)