Given the breadth of the Law School’s entrepreneurship initiatives, covering subject matters pertinent to small, medium and large businesses, high growth potential technology ventures, real estate development entrepreneurship, social enterprises, and entrepreneurship in the practice of law, many members of the faculty are be involved in teaching entrepreneurship in individually taught or team-taught courses. The following is a list of just those faculty members who have express, regular emphasis on entrepreneurship:
Tony Luppino received his bachelor of arts from Dartmouth College in 1979. In 1982, he received his J.D. from Stanford Law School where he served as an associate editor of the Stanford Law Review. While in private practice with the Boston law firm of Herrick and Smith, Professor Luppino earned his LL.M. degree in taxation from Boston University, and in 1986 was lead articles editor of the Boston University Journal of Tax Law.
Before joining the faculty on a full-time basis in 2001, he practiced law in the Johnson County, KS and Kansas City, Mo. offices of Lewis, Rice and Fingersh (formerly Brown, Korachik and Fingersh), and for several years served as the head of the Kansas City office’s Business, Tax and Estate Planning Department. His practice included a wide variety of planning and transactional work, involving multiple disciplines, with particular emphasis on business organizations, real estate, securities, taxation, and trusts and estates.
Professor Luppino teaches business, entrepreneurship, and tax subjects, including Business Organizations, Business Planning, and Partnership Taxation, and co-teaches courses in Entrepreneurship & New Venture Creation, Law, Technology & Public Policy, Social Entrepreneurship, and Solo & Small Law Firm Practice. He also serves as faculty co-director of the UMKC Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic, Director of the Law School’s Entrepreneurship Programs, and a Senior Fellow with UMKC’s cross-campus Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.