It was during his junior year at the University of Michigan, through an introductory class in tax accounting, that Stuart Lazar first became fascinated with tax law. Lazar graduated with distinction and class honors and continued to explore this interest at the University of Michigan Law School, from which he graduated cum laude. Following law school, Lazar received an LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law. He was an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York City, where he worked on mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and other transactions.
Later, he moved to Providence, R.I., where he worked primarily on corporate and partnership tax issues as a partner at Edwards & Angell. Lazar also served as a lecturer of law in the graduate tax program at Boston University School of Law and as an adjunct professor at Roger Williams University School of Law. Before joining the UB School of Law faculty in 2008, Lazar was an associate professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he also served as assistant director of the graduate tax program.
Lazar teaches a variety of classes relating to his research interests in tax law, including courses in corporate tax, partnership tax, individual income tax and tax policy.