Diane Lourdes Dick
Assistant Professor of Law
Professor Dick joined the faculty in 2011 after receiving her LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she focused on business taxation and served as a Graduate Tax Scholar. From 2005-2010, she was an Associate at Bilzin Sumberg, where she concentrated her practice in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, capital market transactions, debt restructuring and loan workouts.
Professor Dick focuses her scholarship on the intersections of corporate law and social policy, incorporating social science theoretical perspectives as well as a rigorous analytical framework acquired from advanced study of business taxation. Her most recent article, which is forthcoming in the Utah Law Review, examines judicial decision-making paradigms in cases arising under complex corporate financing agreements. Her previous work explored the social policy and international law implications of cases involving certain statutory liens on real and personal property. She has also published several articles in the area of health care financing.
Professor Dick is a member in good standing of the District of Columbia and Florida bar associations, and has been an active member of the Business Law Sections of the Florida Bar and the Washington State Bar. She served on the Editorial Committee for the Florida Bar Business Law Section's report providing guidance for Florida lawyers delivering legal opinions in business and real estate finance transactions, and currently serves on the Washington State Bar Legal Opinions Committee. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law, she was the articles editor of the Florida Law Review and won numerous awards during her law school tenure for scholastics, writing and service.
Confronting the Certainty Imperative in Corporate Finance Jurisprudence, forthcoming in UTAH L. REV. (2011).
Making Real Estate Joint Venture Marriages Last: Lessons Learned From a Downturned Economy, FLA. REAL ESTATE J. (2009) (co-authored with Steven D. Lear).
Tax and Economic Policy Responses to the Medicaid Long-Term Care Financing Crisis: A Behavioral Economics Approach, 5 CARDOZO PUB. L. POL'Y & ETHICS J. 379 (2007).
The Impact of Medicaid Estate Recovery on Nontraditional Families, 15 U. FLA. J.L. & PUB. POL'Y 525 (2005).
The Case of the Little Yellow Cuban Biplane: Can Interest Analysis Reconcile Conflicting Provisions in Federal Statutes and International Treaties? 57 FLA. L. REV. 91 (2005).
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- B.A., summa cum laude, Florida International University, 1997
- M.A., Political Science, Florida International University, 1999
- J.D., magna cum laude, University of Florida, 2005
- LL.M. in Taxation, University of Florida, 2011
- Secured Transactions
- Business Entities
- Corporate and Financial Law & Policy
- Corporate and Partnership Taxation