Michael Rosenberg

Instructor in Accounting
Department: Accounting
Office: 356 Business Building
Phone: 814-865-3763
Fax: 814-863-8393
E-mail: mur24@psu.edu


Michael Rosenberg received his B.S. degree with a major in accounting from Penn State University, his J.D. degree from Brooklyn Law School and his LL.M. degree in Taxa­tion from New York University Graduate School of Law.  He is a licensed attorney in Florida, New York, and Penn­sylvania, a Florida Certified Public Accountant, a Board Certified Tax Lawyer in Florida, and he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in Ameri­ca since 1993, in the initial 1998 edition of the Guide to Leading American Attorneys, in Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers (Tax) since 2003, and in Florida Super Lawyers since 2006.

        Michael was formerly the International Tax Manag­er of the Touche Ross & Co. office in Miami (prior to its merger into Deloitte & Touche) and was a member of their U.S. Inter­nation­al Tax Group. He taught a course in International Taxation in the Executive Master of Science in Taxation (“EMST”) Program at Florida Interna­tional Uni­versity for about 25 years, an international tax course at Florida Gulf Coast University for about 4 years, and he is currently teaching 2 courses at the Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University during the Fall term, Principles of Taxation and Hot Tax Topics.  Michael has co-authored a book with Bruce B. Packman pub­lished by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Account­ants (FICPA) enti­tled “Foreign Invest­ment in the United States ‑‑ Tax and Related Matters,” and has authored an FICPA book entitled “Estate & Gift Taxation of Nonresi­dent Aliens in the United States.”  Both books are used for FICPA con­tinuing profes­sional education courses for which Michael generally serves as the Discus­sion Leader, and Michael was designated the FICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader of the Year in 2008 and 2010, and an Outstanding Discussion Leader in 2011.  He was also recently named by South Florida’s Best Lawyers - Lawyers of the Year “Tax Law Lawyer” for 2012.

        In addition to Michael’s general tax and estate planning practice, he has developed a substantial international taxation practice concentrating on foreign persons investing in, doing business in, and immigrating to the U.S., and U.S. persons investing in, doing business in, or expatriating to foreign countries.

        Michael has been a fre­quent author and lecturer on topics of interna­tional taxation, he is a member of numerous domestic and inter­national tax-relat­ed organizations and/or com­mittees, he has been Chairman of the World Trade Institute's International Tax and Estate Planning Conference, he has served as an Advisory Board Member of Flori­da International University's EMST Program, and he co-chaired the Annual Inter­national Tax Con­ference co-sponsored by the FICPA/Florida Bar since its incep­tion in 1982 through 2007.