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John Swain

John Swain is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Arizona. He teaches in the areas of state and local taxation, federal taxation, estates and trusts, and property. Professor Swain is a frequent writer and speaker on state and local tax topics. Before beginning his teaching career, Professor Swain practiced with the Albuquerque firm of Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, and later joined and became a partner with the Phoenix-based Streich Lang law firm (now Quarles & Brady Streich Lang). Professor Swain specialized in state and local tax matters and was certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a tax specialist. Professor Swain represented clients in numerous judicial and administrative proceedings and forums, and he also was a lobbyist for clients in tax matters pending before the Arizona Legislature. Professor Swain served as a Board Member of the Arizona Tax Research Association from 1989 to 1998. Professor is received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in 1978 and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1984.