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Mystica M Alexander

Assistant Professor, Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning
JD, Harvard Univ Harvard Law Sch, 1990
BS, Wagner College, 1987
Office: Morison Hall 372 | 781.891._2202 | malexander@bentley.edu
                       


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Teaching Interests

Legal and Ethical Environment of Business; Legal Research and Writing; Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders; Multi-Jurisdictional Taxation; Tax Research Methodology

Research Interests

Tax Policy; State & Local Taxation; Corporate Social Responsibility

Consulting/Practice Interests

Tax Practice with a focus on exempt organization issues; General Corporate Practice, including mergers and acquisitions; Tax-Planning

Professional Memberships

Academy of Legal Studies in Business

Awards and Honors

2012, Innovation in Teaching Award, Bentley University
2012, Holmes-Cardozo Award: Finalist for Outstanding Conference Paper, Academy of Legal Studies in Business

Publications

Journal Articles
Alexander, M. M., Gagnon, T. (2012). The Roberts Court: Using the Taxing Power to Shape Individual Behavior. University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, 23 (3).

Alexander, M. M., Ferrera, G. R. (2011). Appellate Judges and Philosophical Theories: Judicial Philosophy or Mere Coincidence. Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest, XIV (4).

Books
Ferrera, G. R, Alexander, M. M, Wiggins, W. P, Kirschner, C, Darrow, J. (2014). The Legal Environment of Business and Ethics: An Integrated Approach (forthcoming ed.). New York, NY: Aspen Publishers (a Wolters Kluwer company).

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Newpol, J. J., Alexander, M. M., . (2013). "Lessons for Pass Through Entities." Presented at the Massachusetts Association of Accountants's New England Institute on Federal & State Taxation, Burlington/Marlboro/Plymouth.

Alexander, M. M. (2013). "Appeals Judicial Approach and Culture (AJAC) Project." Presented at the IRS Town Meeting.

Alexander, M. M. (2013). "Retroactive Taxation: Coming Soon to a State Near You?" Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

Newpol, J. J., Alexander, M. M. (2012). "Pass Through Developments." Presented at the 49th Annual Combined Institute on Federal and State Taxation.

Alexander, M. M. (2012). "Identity Theft." Presented at the IRS Town Meeting.

Alexander, M. M. (2012). Benefit Corporations: Worthy of Tax Benefits?. Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.

Alexander, M. M. (2012). Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business's Huber Hurst Seminar, Gainesville, Florida.

Newpol, J. J., Alexander, M. M. (2011). "Pass Through Developments." Presented at the 48th Annual Combined Institute on Federal and State Taxation.

Alexander, M. M. (2011). "Taxpayer Advocacy: What are the Solutions for Systemic IRS Issues that Affect Multiple Taxpayers?" Presented at the IRS Town Meeting.

Alexander, M. M., Newpol, J. J. (2010). Presented at the Massachusetts Association of Public Accountants's 47th Annual Combined Institute on Federal and State Taxation.

Alexander, M. M. (2010). "IRS Collection Procedure." Presented at the Bentley University's IRS Town Meeting.

Alexander, M. M., Lynch, J. E. (2010). "Staying Ahead of the Curve: Hybridization of the Classroom to Maximize Student Participation and Performance." Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Conference, Richmond, Virginia.

Newpol, J. J., Alexander, M. M. (2009). 46th Annual Combined Institute on Federal and State Taxation.

Alexander, M. M. (2009). "International Taxation." Presented at the IRS Town Meeting.

Newpol, J. J., Alexander, M. M. (2008). 45th Annual Combined Institute on Federal and State Taxation: S Corporations and Other Pass Through Entities.

Service

Department Service
Graduate Programs - Open House - 2013
Graduate Taxation and Financial Planning Association - Pizza Night with Professors - 2013
Concentrations - Meets the Advisor - 2013
Open House for Accepted Students - 2013
Committee Member for Assurance of Learning Team for GB110, 2012 - 2012
Open House for Accepted Students - 2012
Guest Speaker - 2012
Course Coordinator for GB110 Legal & Ethical Environment of Business , 2008 - 2011

University Service
Committee Member for The Bentley MBA Design Team, 2011 - 2011
Mentor (Faculty) for First Year Student Advisor, 2010 - 2011
Task Force Member for Task Force: Business Studies Major, 2011 - 2011
Committee Member for Complex Problems/Creative Solutions Initiative , 2008 - 2009

Professional Service
Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Business and Society Review - Present