Goldburn P. Maynard, Jr.

Assistant Professor of Law


Goldburn P. Maynard Jr. teaches courses on taxation, gratuitous transfers, and elder law. His research focuses on issues of wealth distribution and inequality, tax policy, and America’s aging population. His most recent article, Perpetuating Inequality by Taxing Wealth, was published in the May 2016 issues of Fordham University Law Review. It examines the role of narrative and psychology in the battle over the estate tax.

Professor Maynard takes a learning-centered approach to teaching, which is guided by research on pedagogical methods. This involves a continuous assessment of effectiveness and requires adjustments throughout the semester, while embracing humility in teaching and encouraging student feedback. In 2016 Professor Maynard and his students founded the Estate Planning and Elder Law Program to address important issues of long-term care and end-of-life planning.

Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Maynard was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Florida State University College of Law and Washington University School of Law. Before entering law teaching, he worked as an estate tax attorney for the Internal Revenue Service. He began his career as a tax associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.