Mark J. Wolff
Professor of Law
B.A., Wadhams Hall Seminary-College
J.D., Nova Southeastern University School of Law, magna cum laude
LL.M. (in Taxation), New York University Graduate School of Law
Phone: (305) 623-2370
Office: Tax Center Office, Room 208

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Wolff received his B.A. magna cum laude from Wadhams Hall Seminary-College, his J.D. magna cum laude from Nova Southeastern University School of Law, and his LL.M. (in Taxation) from New York University Graduate School of Law. Professor Wolff is admitted to the Florida Bar, Southern District Court of Florida, the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, Supreme Court of Florida, United States Tax Court and Supreme Court of the United States.

After being engaged in the private practice of tax, corporate and securities law for almost a decade, he was appointed in 1984 as a founding faculty member and Assistant Dean at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. Professor Wolff now enjoys the rank of tenured full Professor of Law, and over the past twenty-one academic years has specialized in teaching courses in various areas of Federal Income Taxation, Comparative International Taxation, Tax Policy, Agency and Partnership, and Corporations, Corporate Taxation, Contracts as well as Advanced Jurisprudence Seminars. As a professor at Saint Thomas University School of Law he was the recipient of the University-wide John Cardinal Newman Award for Excellence in Teaching. In the domestic arena, Professor Wolff was elected to public office in 1987, serving as Vice Mayor and Commissioner for the City of Coral Gables. During his elected tenure he served as Chairman of the Municipal Finance and Taxation Committee for the Florida League of Cities, Member of the Finance Administration and Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee of the National League of Cities, and on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities, and as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Wadhams Hall Seminary-College. He is currently Executive Director of the Miami-Dade County Educational Facilities Authority, Area Chair, American Association of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, General Counsel and a member of the Board of Directors of Pax Romana-USA, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Human Rights Institute at St. Thomas University.

In the international arena, Professor Wolff currently serves as an International Vice President of Pax Romana/International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs and as Main Representative of Pax Romana to the United Nations. He also founded and is Director of the STULS/ Pax Romana United Nations Internship Program at the Main Offices of the United Nations in New York. The program involves twenty (20) credentialed by permanent missions, inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations as representatives to the United Nations in New York and Geneva. He has also served as a member of and the head of delegations on behalf of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta at United Nations World Conferences and International Consultative Conferences, and has addressed the plenary sessions of these Conferences and the General Assembly.

Scholarship

Book Chapters:

 

  • Mark J. Wolff, Exploring the Alternative of Restorative Justice, in Beyond the Death Penalty: The Development of Catholic Social Teaching (Joe Holland & D. Michael McCarron eds., 2007, Pax Romana Center).
  • Mark J. Wolff, Indian Gaming and Indian Sovereignty, in Sovereignty Symposium VIII, Looking Ahead - Looking Back (Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission ed., 1995, Supreme Court of Oklahoma).


Articles:

 

  • Mark J. Wolff, Failure of the International Monetary Fund & World Bank to Achieve Integral Development: A Critical Historical Assessment of Bretton Woods Institutions Policies, Structures, & Governance, 2 Global Bus. L.Rev. (forthcoming 2013).
  • Mark J. Wolff, Congressional Unilateral Tax Treaty Overrides: The "Latter In Time Doctrine" "Is Out of Time!, 9(7) Fla. Tax Rev. 699 (2009). HeinOnline
  • Mark J. Wolff, Intervention and Presentation to the United Nations International Consultative Conference on Education in relation to Freedom of Religion or Belief, Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, Madrid Spain, 26 Notebook 27 (2002).
  • Mark J. Wolff, Sex, Race, and Age: Double Discrimination in Torts and Taxes, 78 Wash. U. L.Q. 1341 (2000). HeinOnline
  • Mark J. Wolff, Spirituality, Culture and Tradition: An Introduction to the Role of Tribal Courts and Councils in Reclaiming Native American Heritage and Sovereignty, 7 St. Thomas L. Rev. 761 (1995) Reprinted at Native Am. L. Dig., June 1996, at 1. HeinOnline
  • Mark J. Wolff, Confined: The Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers of Use, 21 Stetson L. Rev. 509 (1992) Reprinted in Monthly Digest of Tax Articles, June 1993. HeinOnline
  • Mark J. Wolff, Home Rule in Florida: A Critical Appraisal, 19 Stetson L. Rev. 853 (1990). HeinOnline


Additional Publications:

 

  • Mark J. Wolff, The Pax Romana Law-Student Internship Program at the United nations: A Path To Leadership in Global Ethics (2008) http://professormarkwolff.synthasite.com/2008-Pax-Romana-Law-Student-Internship-Program-Mark-Wolff.pdf (follow "2008 Pax Romana Law Student Internship Program" hyperlink).
  • Mark J. Wolff, The Tearful Janjaweed Trail of Violence (2007) http://professormarkwolff.synthasite.com/2008-Pax-Romana-Law-Student-Internship-Program-Mark-Wolff.pdf (follow "2007 Pax Romana Statement on Human Rights in Darfur" hyperlink).
  • Mark J. Wolff, Education in Relation to Freedom of Religion or Belief, Tolerance, and Non-Discrimination, Intervention paper presented Before the Plenary Session of the United Nations International Consultative Conference on School Education in Relation to Freedom of Religion or Belief, Tolerance and Non-Discriminationm, November 25, 2001 (2001).
  • Mark J. Wolff, Religious Tolerance, Presentation to U.N. Conference on Religious Tolerance, Intervention Paper Published Before the Plenary Session of the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance, Sept. 3, 2001 (2001) http://www.un.org/WCAR/statements/3sept_st.htm#Evening Reprinted in The New Dialogue of Civilizations, Roza Pati and Joe Holland, eds., 2002).

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Professor Dr. Mark J. Wolff, K.M., was a delegate to the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and related Intolerance, in Durban, South Africa. For text, video, and audio of Professor Wolff's intervention to the Plenary Session of the United Nations on 3 September 2001, evening Session, Item 11, visit The United Nations World Conference Against Racism Web page.

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Professor Wolff also served as Head of the Delegation for the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta to the United Nations International Consultative Conference Social Education in relation to Freedom of Religion or Belief, Tolerance and Non-Discrimination in Madrid, Spain, and addressed the Plenary Session on 25 November 2001. To read the complete plenary, click here.

Professor Wolff received his B.A. from Wadhams Hall Seminary-College, J.D. magna cum laude from Nova Southeastern University School of Law, and LL.M. (in Taxation) from New York University Graduate School of Law. He was in the private practice of tax, corporate and securities law for almost a decade before being appointed Assistant Dean at St. Thomas University School of Law. Professor Wolff now enjoys the rank of Professor of Law and over the past fourteen academic years has specialized in teaching courses in numerous areas of Federal Taxation, Comparative Taxation, Tax Policy, Corporations, and Jurisprudence.

Professor Wolff was elected to public office in 1987 serving as Vice Mayor and Commissioner for the City of Coral Gables. During his elected tenure he served as Chairman of the Municipal Finance and Taxation Committee for the Florida League of Cities, Member of the Finance Administration and Inter-Governmental Affairs Committee of the National League of Cities and on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer of the Dade County League of Cities.

Professor Wolff is admitted to the Florida Bar, Southern District Court of Florida, the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, Supreme Court of Florida, United States Tax Court and Supreme Court of the United States. He is formerly Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Wadhams Hall Seminary College, current Executive Director of the Miami-Dade County Educational Facilities Authority and member of the Board of Directors of the Human Rights Institute at St. Thomas University.