Martin David Ginsburg (June 10, 1932 – June 27, 2010) was an internationally renowned taxation law expert. He was a 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 [edit ]
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 [4 ] A.B. from Cornell University (1953) and a J.D. ( ) from magna cum laude Harvard Law School (1958). He was a star on Cornell's golf team. [2 ] [3 ] Ginsburg finished a year at law school and married [4 ] Ruth Joan Bader after her graduation from Cornell. That same year, Ginsburg, an ROTC Officer in the Army Reserve, was called up for active duty, and stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. [5 ] Ginsburg exploited his [6 ] undergraduate training in chemistry to learn to cook. 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. [7 ] Career [edit ]
After law school, Ginsburg joined
Weil, Gotshal & Manges (1958). He was admitted to the bar in New York (1959) and District of Columbia (1980). [2 ]
Ginsburg taught at
New York University Law School (1960s), and was a [3 ] visiting professor at Stanford Law School (1977–1978), [1 ] Harvard Law School (1985–1986), University of Chicago Law School (1989–1990), and at NYU (1992–1993). He was a [8 ] tenured professor at Columbia Law School (Beekman Professor of Law) (1979–1980), and at Georgetown (1980–2010). [1 ] [9 ]
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 [1 ] 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. [1 ] [9 ] Personal life [edit ]
Ginsburg married future
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader June 23, 1954; they are the parents of Jane Carol Ginsburg (born 1955, HLS 1980), and James Steven Ginsburg (born 1965).
Once each term, he cooked a meal for his wife's
clerks. [10 ] Death [edit ]
Ginsburg died from cancer on June 27, 2010.
He was buried at [11 ] Arlington National Cemetery. [12 ] Writings [edit ] Martin D. Ginsburg, Spousal Transfers: In '58, It Was Different, , May 6, 1977, at 11 Harvard Law Record 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. (PDF) (2009 ed.). Structuring Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Entrepreneurial Transactions Aspen Publishers. ISBN 978-0-7355-8160-9. LCCN 97647593 . Retrieved 2009-10-01. References [edit ] ^ a b c d e Stephen Labaton (June 17, 1993). "The Man Behind the High Court Nominee". . p. A1 New York Times . Retrieved 2009-10-01. ^ a b c "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. ^ a b c Pamela F. Olson (May 5, 2006). "2006 Distinguished Service Award Recipient: Professor Martin D. Ginsburg" ( PDF). American Bar Association . Retrieved 2009-10-01. ^ a b Strebeigh, Fred (2009). (1st ed.). Equal: Women Reshape American Law New York: W.W. Norton. ISBN 978-0-393-06555-8. LCCN 2008044463 . Retrieved 2009-10-01. ^ "A Conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Harvard Law School". Harvard Law School . Retrieved 2014-02-22. ^ . ABC-CLIO Supreme Court handbooks (hardcover ed.). The Rehnquist Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. 2006. p. 92. ISBN 1-57607-200-2. LCCN 2006011011 . Retrieved 2009-10-01. ^ 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)" ^ a b "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. External links [edit ]