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Main commitments:  My law practice is now exceeding 50 years.  It began with a dual commitment to law and to physics/engineering.    See subpage “Army Ballistic Missile Agency (NASA)" at "Curriculum vitae" on Navigation Bar.  For more details  see also on Navigation Bar of http://www.ronalddavidgreenberg.com at:"gallery 4a: Army Ballistic Missile Agency (NASA), important road not taken" and "gallery 4b: other roads not taken; road taken."   Cf. "gallery 8: law firm; consultant/lecturer; corporate/engineering (E.I.T.)" and "gallery 11: Professional Engineering" on Navigation Bar of http://www.ronalddavidgreenberg.com.  See also http://www.lawofficeofronalddavidgreenberg.com. For more on "ronald david greenberg" generally, see, e.g., https://www.google.com/#filter=0&q=%22ronald+david+greenberg%22&start=0.  For more on "ronald d. greenberg" generally, see, e.g.https://www.google.com/#filter=0&q=%22ronald+d+greenberg%22&start=0.

My main commitments currently are to complete works in progress.  Therefore, I have not been accepting matters from new clients except in extraordinary circumstances, nor have I sought to teach any courses.

A major commitment -- 25 years -- was teaching business law and tax at Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, and on visiting professorships at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business (1978) and Harvard University, Graduate School of Business (1981).  See  "Curriculum vitae" at "TEACHING POSITIONS/ACTIVITIES" on Navigation Bar. 

For 15 of the 25 years at Columbia, a substantial commitment was also made as counsel to Delson & Gordon, N.Y.C. law firm (1973-1987).  See "gallery 8: law firm; consulting/lecturer; corporate/engineering (E.I.T.)" on Navigation Bar of http://www.ronalddavidgreenberg.com.

My main commitments currently are to complete written works in progress, the highest priority of which are: (1) an article updating my article on the Eurodollar market published in 71 California Law Review 1492 (1983); (2) an article related to the Eurodollar article update suggesting a way of resolving the partisanship/gridlock in the United States Congress on lingering issues related to financial institutions/industry; (3) a textbook on international business law and taxation (approximately 1600 pages) to be submitted to publishing houses.   See "gallery 1a: bar associations; law  reviews; educational institutions; accounting organizations" and "gallery 1b: publishing houseson Navigation Bar of http://www.ronalddavidgreenberg.com.

Practice: The Firm's practice focuses on business law and taxation, including certain international dimensions of these areas. It includes experience with close corporations, large multinationals, and limited liability companies. It has engaged in training programs on business law and tax for commercial banks, investment banks, and other organizations.

Practical scholarly publications: An integral part of the practice is dedicated to the publication of scholarly writings on the practical aspects of business law and tax. For selected published works, click here or click "publications" on Navigation Bar. See also "work in progress" on Navigation Bar of http://www.ronalddavidgreenberg.com. The firm's publications and works in progress -- born out of experience in the subject covered -- focus on practical legal subjects and emphasize scholarship (e.g., crediting prior relevant works of others that have some expertness on matter (e.g., professors, lawyers, engineers, executives, citizens) and government institutions (e.g., Congress, commissions, state legislatures)). See, e.g., Adam Liptak, Keep Those Briefs Brief, Literary Justices Advise, New York Times A12 (May 21, 2011) [The justices had very little good to say about articles published in law reviews.. "What the academy is doing, as far as I can tell," Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said, "is largely of no use or interest to people who actually [sic] practice law."]. For more on this subject, e.g., click here [Justice Roberts on law reviews: he doesn't pay much attention to academic legal writing; law review articles are “more abstract” than practical and not “particularly helpful for practitioners and judges.”]; here [McCrate report]; here [at Blog at WordPress.com on McCrate report, e.g., majority of legal academics out of touch with the reality of legal practice and inappropriately preoccupied with producing what the author terms “impractical” scholarship]; here [Lexis-Nexis synopsis of Brent E. Newton, Preaching What They Don't Practice: Why Law Faculties' Preoccupation with Impractical Scholarship and Devaluation of Practical Competencies Obstruct Reform in the Legal Academy, 62 S.C. L. Rev. 105 (Fall (Nov.), 2010): e.g., the academy -- re preparation of law students to enter profession and type of scholarship its professoriate is producing -- has lost its practical moorings.]; here [law reviews; impractical scholarship]; and here [law reviews; impractical].

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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant Benjamin Ghetzler, an inspirational hero to me in my U.S. Navy service to honor his memory, who received the (1) American Defense Service Medal (Bronze letter "A" (Atlantic)), awarded for military personnel who served on board vessels operating in actual or potential belligerent contact with Axis Forces in the Atlantic Ocean between June 22 and December 7, 1941, and (2) USS Reuben James Purple Heart Medal. Click here and here for sources available at, e.g., http://www.foxfall.com/csm-common-adsm.htmhttp://www.foxfall.com/csm-common-adsm.htm; http://www.history.navy.mil/medals/adsm.htmhttp://www.history.navy.mil/medals/adsm.htm. Click here for a memorial. Click attachment below for a photograph of him (as Ensign). Click here for more information on Lieutenant Ghetzler. Click here for more information on the Reuben James.

Captain Joe Davis, U.S. Military Academy (West Point) 1956, a close San Antonio friend when we were teenagers, who was killed on a Vietnam battlefield (circa 1963) and whose supreme sacrifice still very much saddens me. 

Professor Leonardt Ferdinand Kreisle, an inspiration in my teaching. Click here for a memorial. Click here for more information of Professor Kreisle.

Professor Harold J. Berman, an inspiration in my international law work. Click here for a memorial. Click here for more information on Professor Berman.

Professor Erwin Griswold, an inspiration to me in my teaching taxation. Click here for a memorial. Click here for more information on Professor Griswold.

Professor Oliver Oldman, an inspiration to me in my international law work. Click here for a memorial. Click here for more information on Professor Oldman.

Lieutenant Benjamin Ghetzler, an inspirational hero to me in my U.S. Navy service to honor his memory. Click here for a memorial. Click attachment below for a photograph of him (as Ensign). Click here for more information on Lieutenant Ghetzler. Click here for more information on the Reuben James.

Professor Richard F. Vancil, an inspiration to me in my teaching. Click here for a memorial. Click here for more information on Professor Vancil.

Professor T. S. Smith, an inspiration to me in my international law work. Click here for a memorial. Click here for more information on Professor Smith.

Professor Lincoln Gordon, an inspiration to me in my international work. Click here for a memorial. Click here for more information on Professor Gordon.

Political Columnist and Language Maven William Safire, an inspiration to me in prompting my joining his "Gotcha! Gang". Click here for a memorial. Click here for more information on Mr. Safire. Click here also for more information on Mr. Safire. Click here for more information on the "Gotcha! Gang". See also reference to my "Gotcha! Gang" letter to him at Selected Publications in this website.


Professor M. David Gelfand, Ashton Phelps Chair in Constitutional Law, Tulane University, School of Law
, a valued research assistant (when he was a student at Columbia Law School) in my research on municipal debt limits re New York City financial crisis. Click here for a memorial. Click here for obituary in Columbia College Today. Click here for more information on his death. Click here for information on Prof. Gelfand (in Google™ search results).

Newscaster, Journalist, Author, and Language Maven, Edwin Newman, an early inspiration to me in New York with his book, Strictly Speaking.
Click here for a memorial. Click here for information on Mr. Newman (in Google™ search results).

Professor and Dean John C. Burton, a valued colleague and friend at Columbia Business School. Click here for a memorial (N.Y.Times). Click here for a memorial (HERMES, Columbia Business School’s alumni magazine). Click here for more information on Dean Burton (in Google™ search results).

Professor George Clifford Thompson, James L. Dohr Professor of Accounting and Business Law at Columbia, a valued colleague, a friend, who, as head of the Business Law and Tax Department, hired me and inspired me by the wonderful example he set. Click here for an obituary. Columbia College Today at p. 46 (January/February 2011) reported his death, stated that a complete obituary will be published in an upcoming issue (pending receipt of information), and may take several issues for the complete obituary to appear. Click here for more information on Professor Thompson.


Myron Kalish, Esq., senior partner of Arthur, Dry, Kalish Taylor, and Wood, for whose help I am grateful. Click here for an obituary. Click here for another obituary. Click here for more information on Mr. Kalish.


Acknowledgments:

Robert C. Harrison, Esq., a long-time friend to whom I am grateful for help early on in New York.

Professor Henry B. Reiling, a colleague at Columbia
prior to his joining the faculty at Harvard, for whose help I am grateful. Click here for more information on Professor Reiling.

Candyce J. Golis, for whose help, inspiration, and encouragement I am grateful. Click here for more information on Candyce.

Professor Gerald P. Brady, a colleague at Columbia for whose help I am grateful. Click here for more information on Professor Brady.

Professor John B. Donaldson, a colleague at Columbia for whose help I am grateful. Click here for information on Professor Donaldson. Click here for more information on Professor Donaldson.

Robert L. Ostertag, Esq., for whose help I am grateful in my activities in the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. Click here for more information on Mr. Ostertag.

Seth Rosner, Esq., for whose help I am grateful in my activities in the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. Click here for more information on Mr. Rosner.

George G. C. Parker, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance, Emeritus; Faculty Director of the Stanford Sloan Master's Program, Director of the Finance and Accounting for the Nonfinancial Executive Program recalled 2011-2012 AY, a colleague at Columbia prior to his joining the faculty at Stanford, for whose help I am grateful. Click here for more information on Professor Parker.

 
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