George Zeitlin LLM ’61 passed away on January 19 at age 86. Zeitlin’s colleagues and students remember him as a lively instructor, a generous mentor, a wise counselor, and an unshakable optimist. His connection to NYU Law spanned over 50 years. After serving as deputy tax legislative counsel in the Treasury Department during the Kennedy administration, Zeitlin became a full-time professor of tax at NYU Law in 1966—a position he held until 1984. He served as associate dean of the Graduate Tax Division from 1975 to 1982 and continued to teach part-time in the Law School’s tax program until a few years ago. Zeitlin was also a longtime member of the law firm Chadbourne & Parke. He was counsel to the firm while on the Law School’s full-time faculty, and joined the firm as a partner in 1982, after stepping down as associate dean.
Posted September 1, 2017