Jack Bogdanski

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John A. "Jack" Bogdanski is a professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, United States. He has taught at Lewis & Clark since leaving practice as a partner with the law firm Stoel Rives LLP in Portland in 1986.[1] In fall 1992, he was a visiting professor of law at Stanford University, and in the fall of 1999, he was of counsel to Stoel Rives on a full-time basis, his primary teaching and research emphasis is on federal taxes. He is a five-time winner of Lewis & Clark's Leo Levenson Award for excellence in law teaching, most recently in 2003.

Bogdanski is a former member of the Commissioner's Advisory Group of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, he is the author of the treatise Federal Tax Valuation,[2] and the editor-in-chief of the journal Valuation Strategies.[3] He has written many articles on federal tax law, and he is the Closely Held Businesses and Valuation columnist for Estate Planning,[4] he has been a frequent speaker at continuing education programs on tax law. He is cited as an expert on taxation in national news stories,[5] he was a founder of the group "People Against Nuclear Dumping at Hanford" in the 1980s.[1]

Bogdanski is a native of Newark, New Jersey, he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Classical Languages and Literature from Saint Peter's College, New Jersey in 1975. He received his law degree in 1978 from Stanford Law School, where he was an editor of the Stanford Law Review and a member of the honor society The Order of the Coif. In 1978-'79, he served as a law clerk to judge Alfred T. Goodwin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Bogdanski lives in Northeast Portland with his wife, Nolee Olson, and their daughters, Ella and Greta Bogdanski.

Bogdanski has been referred to as a "notable local blogger,"[6] having published Jack Bog's Blog[7] from July 2002 to April 2013,[8] he has described his politics as centrist,[8] and once estimated that he visits dozens of blogs per day researching stories.[9] He was interviewed on local blogging by Oregon Public Broadcasting's Oregon Territory in 2004,[10] and was the only blogger quoted in an OPB radio story on the topic in 2007,[11] he has also been quoted by the nationally syndicated commentator Michelle Malkin.[12]


  1. ^ a b Dorn Steele, Karen (July 11, 1986). "Hearing turns into rally against Hanford". Spokane Chronicle.
  2. ^ Bogdanski, John A. (1996). Federal tax valuation. Boston, MA: Warren Gorham & Lamont. ISBN 978-0791326008.
  3. ^ Valuation Strategies
  4. ^ Estate Planning
  5. ^ "Palin tax returns prompt questions". UPI. October 6, 2008.
  6. ^ Sarasohn, David (October 6, 2012). "Measure 84: A suspicious death case without a body". The Oregonian.
  7. ^ Jaynes, Dwight (2005-11-01). "You don't know Jack". Portland Tribune. Retrieved 2007-05-09.
  8. ^ a b Woodward, Steve (July 6, 2004). "Blogger thinks about logging off" (PDF). The Oregonian. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 17, 2012.
  9. ^ Jaynes, Dwight (November 1, 2005). "Blogs that drew in Jack Bog". Portland Tribune.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2012-10-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Study Finds Oregon, Portland Are Blog Mecca". Oregon Public Broadcasting. October 29, 2007.
  12. ^ Malkin, Michelle (December 10, 2008). "Theory cults, left and right". The Washington Times.

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