A. L. (Lorry) Spitzer
Lorry was a partner in the tax and benefits group at Ropes & Gray. He retired at the end of 2017, after 35 years of service to the firm. Lorry's practice focused on the taxation of nonprofit organizations, especially colleges, universities and health-care organizations. Lorry previously worked for the Office of Tax Policy of the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C., where he dealt primarily with issues involving tax-exempt organizations and partnership taxation. Lorry has written and spoken extensively regarding tax-exempt organizations and has taught courses as an adjunct professor at Boston College Law School and Harvard Law School on tax-exempt organizations and on tax policy. He is a graduate of Yale College and Boston College Law School (magna cum laude).
Recent published work includes:
- Brittany Cvetanovich, A.L. Spitzer and Benjamin A. Davidson, “'Just Put It in My Research Account': Transfers of RSA Rights,” Tax Notes (December 18, 2017)
- Brittany Cvetanovich, A.L. Spitzer and Benjamin A. Davidson, “Taxation of University Royalty Sharing Agreements,” Tax Notes (May 29, 2017)
- The Tax Reform Act of 2015: 10 Principles and 1 Hope (Tax Notes, Vol. 146, Number 4 – January 26, 2015)
- Are Student-Athletes Winning Their Battles but Losing the (Tax) War? (Tax Notes, Vol. 146, Number 2 – January 12, 2015)