Taxation; Financial Planning; Wills, Trusts, & Estates; Business Planning; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions; and Bankruptcy
Timothy M. Todd, Ph.D., serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law. He also serves as the Director of the Wealth Management and Financial Planning Program at the law school, which has the distinction of being the first exclusively JD-based, CFP Board–registered program in the country.
He earned his Ph.D. in personal financial planning from Kansas State University. He is also a lawyer and a certified public accountant (his law and CPA licenses are in Virginia), and he holds the Chartered Financial Consultant® designation and Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential.
Dr. Todd has taught an array of courses, including individual income taxation; taxation of estates and gifts; wills, trusts, and estates; mergers and acquisitions; business planning; and bankruptcy, among others.
Todd graduated summa cum laude from Liberty University School of Law, where he graduated first in his class and served as managing editor of the law review. He clerked for the Honorable Eric G. Bruggink of the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. He has the distinct privilege of being the first Liberty Law alumnus to join the law school faculty full time. Todd began his tenure as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 2016.
Dean Todd serves as a regular Forbes contributor, writing about taxes, tax planning, tax cases, and related areas. He also served as an ATAX Research Fellow, being named the 2015 John Raneri Fellow at the University of New South Wales School of Taxation and Business Law in Sydney, Australia.
Dean Todd has been quoted in outlets such as Bloomberg, Bloomberg BNA Daily Tax Report, Tax Notes, Tax Notes Today, Accounting Today, and Business News Daily. He is a member of the ABA’s Joint Task Force on Governance Issues for Distressed Companies and formerly served as a member of the AICPA’s Tax Practice and Procedures Committee. He also serves as the chair of the ABA Section of Taxation’s Individual and Family Taxation Committee (and was a former vice chair).
Dr. Todd’s research and teaching interests include taxation, business planning, and corporate law, among other topics. His works have been published in Tax Notes, State Tax Notes, Texas A&M Law Review, Virginia Tax Review, University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Marquette Law Review, the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, the Journal of Taxation, the University of Kansas Law Review, the South Carolina Law Review, the Charleston Law Review, the Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, and the Liberty University Law Review.
He also holds a master’s degree in accounting, and he graduated summa cum laude and completed the honors program from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in business specializing in finance. He also earned a Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics from Kansas State University. He completed additional financial planning training from the College for Financial Planning from which he earned the Accredited Asset Management Specialist designation.
Todd is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is admitted to the bars of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Tax Court. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Bar Association, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants.