Michael J. Hussey
Associate Professor of Law

B.A., St. Louis University
J.D., St. Louis University School of Law
LL.M., Taxation, Washington University School of Law

Phone: 717.541.3921

Michael J. Hussey is an Associate Professor of Law on Widener's Harrisburg Campus. Professor Hussey is a graduate of St. Louis University where he earned a B.A. in Mathematics, summa cum laude, and a B.A. in Philosophy, summa cum laude. Professor Hussey earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from St. Louis University School of Law, where he was Articles Editor of the St. Louis University Public Law Review, and received the Mel Friedman Fellowship for Outstanding Expertise in Property Law. Professor Hussey earned an LL.M. in Taxation from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

After graduating from law school, Professor Hussey was an associate attorney with Mathis, Marifian, Richter & Grandy in Belleville, Illinois before joining the Tax and Estate Planning group at Husch & Eppenberger in St. Louis, Missouri.

Professor Hussey is admitted to practice in Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Illinois (retired). He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court. He taught Estate Planning as an adjunct professor at St. Louis University School of Law.

Professor Hussey joined the Widener faculty in July 2004. He teaches Federal Income Tax, Wills and Trusts, Business Organizations, Tax Policy, and Estate Planning, and writes in the areas of taxation, executive compensation, and estate planning. Professor Hussey is the faculty director of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, coordinating 25-30 volunteers preparing free tax returns for low to moderate income taxpayers. He is also a committee member of the Money In Your Pocket campaign that coordinates VITA sites in the greater Harrisburg area.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Avoiding Misuse of Donor Advised Funds, 58 Clev. St. L. Rev. 61 (2010).
  • I.R.C. § 409A and the Small Business, 37 Cap. U. L. Rev. 889 (2009)
  • et al., Nonqualified Deferred Compensation after Section 409A: How to Comply?, Est. Plan., Nov. 2007, at 3.
  • Has Congress Stopped Executives from Raiding the Bank? A Critical Analysis of I.R.C. §409A, 75 Umkc L. Rev. 437 (2006).