About Thomas Hausman

About Thomas Hausman

Tom HausmanThomas I. Hausman specializes in tax, partnership and corporate practice, estate planning, and tax controversies. He counsels clients on, and prepares, partnership and LLC operating agreements, succession planning agreements, wills, trusts, merger and business acquisition agreements, like-kind exchanges, and generally represents businesses in their regular business needs. He advises clients who desire to invest in businesses and real estate ventures. In addition, Tom represents taxpayers in tax controversy matters before the Internal Revenue Service, the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, and in the United States Tax Court.

Since 1992, Tom has taught tax law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. From 1994 to 2005, he was a full-time faculty member of the Law School, and was the Administrative Director of the School’s Graduate Tax (LL.M.) Program. He continues to be an adjunct professor at the Law School, teaching courses in Estate Planning and Partnership Tax.

Tom is a frequent speaker at the Cleveland Tax Institute, and was the general chairman in 1996. He is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, Partnership Tax Sub-Committee; and the Ohio State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Federal Tax Specialty Board, Ohio State Bar Association, 2000 to date.

Practice Areas:

  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Taxation


  • University of Colorado, 1970, B.A. in Economics
  • Michael E. Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University, 1973, J.D.
  • New York University School of Law, 1976, LL.M. (Tax)

Awards & Honors:

  • Lexis Nexis

Community Activities:

  • Case Western Reserve University Law Professor

Court and Bar Associations:

  • Admitted – State of Ohio
  • Member, American Bar Association- Section of Taxation, Partnership Tax Sub-Committee
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association – Federal Tax Specialty Board (2000 - present)
  • Member, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association

Recent Articles, Presentations & Seminars:

  • Frequent Speaker, Cleveland Tax Institute
  • Planning for the Receipt of a Partnership Compensatory Interest, 114 / Tax Notes 529 (2007)
  • Passive Activities and Real Estate Professionals, 34 / J. Real Estate Taxation 134 (2007)
  • Preferred Partnership Interests: Debt or Equity?, 4 / J. Pass-through Entities 29 (2001)
  • Mixing Bowls and Marketable Securities in a Family Limited Partnership, 101 Tax Notes 373 (2003)
  • Preferred Partnership Interests: Debt or Equity?, 4 / J. Pass-through Entities 29 (2001)
  • Partnership Allocations: Seeking Something Simpler, 88 / Tax Notes 1385 (2000)

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