Published: July 11, 2011

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Testimony will focus on tax reform and the taxation of debt and equity

Boulder – University of Colorado Law Professor Victor Fleischer has been invited to testify before a historic joint hearing of the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance.  His testimony will address tax reform and the tax treatment of debt and equity.  It is the first joint hearing of the two Congressional committees on tax reform since 1940.

Fleischer is scheduled to testify on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00 a.m. (MST) in Room HVC-210 of the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C.

Fleischer gained national prominence in 2007 when he wrote a paper on the tax treatment of carried interest. He testified before the Senate Committee on Finance in June 2007 on that topic, as well as the House Committee on Ways and Means in September 2007.

More recently, Fleischer was quoted in New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s July 6 Op-Ed on tax loopholes on carried interest.

Professor Fleischer’s testimony will be feed live on the Colorado Law web site at

About University of Colorado Law School

Established in 1892, the University of Colorado Law School ( is a top 25 public law school located at the base of the inspiring Rocky Mountains. Colorado Law’s 500 students, selected from among the statistically best applicants in the nation, represent 100 undergraduate institutions with a variety of diverse backgrounds. The school has dual degree programs in business, environmental studies, telecommunications, and public affairs. With a low faculty-to-student ratio, its highly published faculty is dedicated to interacting with students inside and outside the classroom. The school’s 8 clinics and 4 centers focus on areas of strength, including natural resources and environmental, American Indian, juvenile and family, telecommunications policy, and sustainable energy law. Colorado Law’s graduates are leaders in their profession and committed to public interest work.


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