Our Faculty

Richard Kraus

Professor
Program Chair

Lubin School of Business

Legal Studies and Taxation

Location
  • @Westchester
    Goldstein Academic Center 202
  • @New York City
    One Pace Plaza W-485
Office Hours
Pleasantville
Office Hours
New York City

Education


PhD , Fordham University Graduate School , Bronx, NY , 1971
Philosophy

MA , Fordham University Graduate School , Bronx, NY , 1968
Philosophy

JD , Forham University School of Law , New York, NY , 1965
Law

BA , Cathedral College , Brooklyn, NY , 1960
Philosophy

Awards and Honors

    October 2015 - Lubin School Service Award
  • University Office of Student Success, 2009
  • Pace University Trustees Faculty Advisor Award, 2008

LICENSURES & CERTIFICATES

  • - Practicing Attorney - U.S. Tax Court
  • - Practicing Attorney - NY
  • - Practicing Attorney - CT

Publications


Girasa, R., Kraus, R. & Magaldi, J. (2016, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Metropolitan Life and the Shadow Banking Controversy: Non-Bank Investment Alternatives to Traditional Banking. North East Journal of Legal Studies.

Kraus, R., DiBenedetto, J. & Girasa, R. Barnes v. Commissioner: Use of the Step Transaction Doctrine to Tax a TRansnational Reinvestment Plan. North East Journal of Legal Studies.

Kraus, R., Girasa, R. & DiBenedetto, J. (2015, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Watson v. United States-The FICA Tax Dispute Concerning Wages and Distributions to Professional Employees/Owners. North East Journal of Legal Studies. Vol 34 (Issue Fall 2015) , pages 42-57.

Girasa, R. J., Kraus, R. J. & Magaldi, J. Metropolitan Life and the Shadow Banking Controversy: Non-Bank Investment Alternatives to Traditional Banking. North East Journal of Legal Studies.

Girasa, R., Kraus, R. & Edelstein, P. M. (2015, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Yukos Oil Company and Cross-Border Insolvencies. North East Journal of Legal Studies. Vol 33 (Issue Spring 2015) , pages 20-46.

Girasa, R. & Kraus, R. Shadow Banking as an Alternative to Traditional Banking.

Girasa, R. & Kraus, R. (2014, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). The LIBOR Scandal: A Need for Revised National and International Reforms and Regulations. North East Journal of Legal Studies. Vol 32 (Issue Fall, 2014) , pages 89-112.

Kraus, R. J. & Barrella, V. (2014, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Deductibility of Business Expenses: The Employee/Independent Contractor Controversy. North East Journal of Legal Studies. Vol 31 (Issue Spring 2014) , pages 28-49.

Girasa, R., Kraus, R. & , . (2013, September). Financial Literacy: Educating Students to Understand the Benefits and Risks of Investments. North East Journal of Legal Studies. Vol 30 (Issue Fall, 2013) , pages 47-69.

Girasa, R., Kraus, R. & , . (2013, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). International Tax Law: Transfer Pricing for Assets, goods and Services. North East Journal of Legal Studies. Vol 29 , pages 21-38.

Kraus, R. & Girasa, R. J. (2012). International Financial Regulation: Toward a Rule of Law. North East Journal of Legal Studies. Vol 28 , pages 15.

Girasa, R. J. & Kraus, R. J. (2011, October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1). Defenses to Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions: Which are Permissible, Unlawful, or Subject to Court Scrutiny?. Journal of Management and Marketing Research. Vol 1 (Issue 1) , pages 88-104.

PRESENTATIONS


Kraus, R., Girasa, R. & DiBenedetto, J. North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Watson v. U.S.: The FICA Tax Disputes Concerning Wages and Distributions to Professional Employees and Owners. North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Lenox Massachusetts

Girasa, R., Kraus, R. & Edelstein, P. M. North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Yukos Oil Company and Cross Bordr Insolvencies: Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code. North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Lexon, Massachusetts

Girasa, R., Kraus, R. & DiBenedetto, J. (2015, April 26). North East Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Inc.. MetLife Litigation and Shadow Banking: Should Regulation be Extended Beyond Traditional Banking?. College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey

Barrella, V. & Kraus, R. (2013, April 20). NEALSB 2013 Conference. Deductibility of Business Expenses: The Employee/Independent Contractor Controversy. North East Association of Legal Studies in Business, Water's Edge Resort, Westbrook, Connecticut

Girasa, R., Kraus, R. & , . (2013, April 20). North East Academy of Legals Studies in Business . The LIBOR Scandal: International Reforms and Regulations. North East Academy of Legals Studies in Business , Water's Edge Resort, Westbrook, Connecticut

Kraus, R. (2012). International Taxation: Transfer Pricing Controversy. NEALSB

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • North East Assn of Legal Studies in Business 2001
  • NY Bar Association 1967
  • CT Bar Association 1966

COLLEGE SERVICE

  • LFC Graduate Curriculum Committee [Committee Member]
  • LFC Policy, Planning and Budget Committee [Committee Member]
  • LFC Undergraduate Curriculum Committee [Committee Member]
  • Lubin Pleasantville Professional Experience Program [Committee Member]
  • LFC Executive Committee [Committee Member]
  • Lubin Undergraduate Curriculum Committee [Committee Member]
  • LFC - Executive Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: Lubin Faculty Council Officers Fall 2011-Spring 2012
  • LFC - Policy, Planning, and Budget [Committee Member]

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • Pleasantville Project Committee [Committee Member]
    Desc: Served to facilitate physical, social, academic and financial plans for the Pleasantville campus.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Physical, social, and academic plans have all met at time guidelines for implementation.
  • University Strategic Planning Committee 2015-2020 [Committee Member]
    Desc: Actively participated in whole committee deliberations concerning vision and mission of the university; made contributions to leadership and community development subcommittee deliberations.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Accomplishments are still in the planning stage.
  • WFC Constitutional Revision [Chairperson]
    Desc: Completely revised the WFC Constitution.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: Constitution has been adopted by the WFC.
  • WFC Constitutional Revision Committee [Chairperson]
    Desc: Professor Kraus is presently revising the WFC Constitution by comparing and editing it with its companion NYFC constitution.
    Committee's Key Accomplishments: The new WFC Constitution will be presented to the April 2014 meeting of the WFC for its review with anticipation that the new document will be approved before the end of the Spring 2014 semester.
  • Pleasantville Academic Identity Committee [Chairperson]
  • Westchester Faculty Council [Committee Member]
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