Tracey M. Roberts
Assistant Professor of Law
Cumberland School of Law
Cumberland School of Law
Office: Robinson Hall 239B
Email: trobert6@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2417
Curriculum Vitae

Teaching and Research Interests

Taxation, Tax Policy, Property, Real Estate Development and Environmental Law

Teaching Responsibilities

Federal Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Partnership Taxation, Tax Policy, Real Property, Environmental Law

Practice Experience

Professor Roberts practiced law for fourteen years, primarily in the area of commercial real estate and affordable housing, specializing in tax credit financing, mixed-use real estate development and sustainable land use planning at Alston & Bird, LLP and Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP in Atlanta, Georgia and at Jacobs Chase in Denver, Colorado. She also developed technology projects for four years for Atlanta Legal Aid and Georgia Legal Services Program to expand access to legal information and legal services.

Teaching Experience

Professor Roberts has taught a variety of tax, property and environmental law courses at the University of Louisville, University of South Carolina, Seattle University and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Degrees and Certifications

  • LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2009
  • J.D., Vanderbilt School of Law, 1994
  • A.B., Harvard University, 1988

Publications

Book

  • Tax Law and the Environment (Roberta Mann & Tracey Roberts, eds., Lexington Books, 2018)

Book Chapters

  • Subsidies and the Environment, in Policy Instruments in Environmental Law (Kenneth Richards & Josephine van Zeben, eds., Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2019)
  • The World Trade Organization and Renewable Energy, in Tax Law and the Environment (Roberta Mann & Tracey Roberts, eds., Lexington Books, 2018) 
  • The Constitutional Grounding for Environmental Taxation in the United States in Aspectos constitucionales controvertidos de la tributación ambiental (Controversies in Constitutional Aspects of Environmental Taxation) (Rodolfo Salassa Boix, ed. 2017)
  • U.S. “Support” for Renewable Energy, in La protección ambiental a través del Derecho fiscal (Rodolfo Salassa Boix, ed., 2015) 
  • Voluntary Standards, Certification and Labeling Systems: Enhancing Efficiency Through Trade of Entitlements, in Market Instruments and Sustainable Economy (Ana Yábar Sterling & Pedro M. Herrera eds., 2012)

Articles

Other Publications

  • Tax Relief for Domestic Violence Survivors, Domestic Violence Rep. 19 (Dec./Jan. 2017), updated and republished in 11:1 Fam. & Intimate Partner Violence Q. 49 (2018)
  • Greedy for the Needy (The Atlanta Associates’ Campaign for Legal Services): A Model for Associate-Level Fundraising, 15 Mgmt. Information Exch. J. 23 – 29 (2001)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Colorado