WORK IN PROGRESS
Business Income Taxation, 500 pages (approx.).
International Business Law and Taxation, with several contributing authors, 1500 pages (approx.).
Revision of Business/Corporate Law and Banking Law Practice, by Beane, D'Alessandro, Greenberg, Santucc, Rice (2014-2015 ed. (15th rev.)); N.Y. State Bar Assn.
Primer for General Practitioner on Tax Planning for the Closely Held Corporation and Its Shareholders (1978 draft (not completed for submission to fulfill ABA's invitation in 1987)); based in substantial part on research, for which I am grateful, of: (1) Michael L. Shepherd, Columbia Law School (1978) in a seminar on business planning (independent study) at Columbia Graduate School of Business, autumn term, 1977; (2) John Arnold, Stanford Law School (1979), while I was a visiting professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, winter and spring quarters, 1978.
Concerted Practices (European Union).
Importance of Business Law and Taxation in business schools' curriculum.
Capitalism, efficient market theory, and free market.
Municipal securities, the commerce power, and State sovereignty.
Securitization in Eurodollar and Mortgage-backed Securities Markets.
Revisit (update and transform) The Lawyer's Use of Quantitative Analysis in Settlement Negotiations, 38 Bus. Law. 1557 (1983) into new article on probability.
Revisit (update and transform into article for law review/journal) Accounting and the Law, Chapter 45, Handbook of Accounting and Auditing.
Chapters in Books:
Revision of Tax Implications of Forming a Corporation (Ch. 3), N.Y. Lawyer's Deskbook (2d ed. 2015-2016 (24nd annual rev.)); N.Y. State Bar Assn.
Revision of Tax Implications of Forming a Corporation (Ch. 3), N.Y. Lawyer's Formbook (2d ed. 2015-2016 (24nd annual rev.)); N.Y. State Bar Assn.
Essay, article, post, or letter to editor on use of "otherwise" as an adjective and "comprised of" and "amount" perhaps.
Essay/post on need for greater emphasis on business law and taxation in business schools' curriculum from a broad perspective for potential leaders in business (B.B.A., M.B.A., D.B.A.).
Essay/post on need for greater emphasis on verbal skills (oral and written) in business schools' curriculum. See "Style Manual" in "publications" on Navigation Bar on Navigation Bar of http://www.ronalddavidgreenberg.com.
Essay/post on need for creation of centers/institutes at business schools for studying and influencing business practices.
Comment: The above works in progress -- borne out of experience in the topic involved -- focus on practical legal subjects, but scholarship is also emphasized (crediting prior relevant works of others that have some expertness on matter (e.g., professors, lawyers, citizens) and government institutions (e.g., Congress, commissions, state legislatures)). See, e.g., Adam Liptak, Keep Those Briefs Brief, Literary Justices Advise, New York Times A12 (May 21, 2011) [The justices had very little good to say about articles published in law reviews. "What the academy is doing, as far as I can tell," Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said "is largely of no use or interest to people who actually [sic] practice law."].
The question of the use of footnotes in legal writings has arisen. See, e.g., Associate Justice Stephen Breyer,The Philosopher, About.com (2013), http://civilliberty.about.com/od/ussupremecourt/ig/Know-Your-Supreme-Court/Justice-Stephen-Breyer.htm (reporting that he “writes without footnotes”); Linda Greenhouse on Justice Breyer’s Dissent in EMA: “most unusual judicial performance” , JoshBlackman’s Blog (July 14, 2011), http://joshblackman.com/blog/2011/07/14/linda-greenhouse-on-justice-breyers-dissent-in-ema-most-unusual-judicial-performance/ (reporting that “Justice Breyer does not employ footnotes in his opinions”); letter from Robert P. Watkins to Hon. Joseph R. Biden, Jr.,(dated July 111, 1994), http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/migrated/scfedjud/SCpage/Breyerstatement.authcheckdam.pdf. See also, e.g., Amanda Rice, To Footnote, or Not To Footnote (April 30, 201 11:21 PM), http://justenrichment.com/2011/04/30/to-footnote-or-not-to-footnote/.
But, N.B., Justice Breyer’s use of citation sentences and clauses in the text in place of footnotes. See, e.g., Pacific Bell v Linkline Communications, 555 U.S. 438, 459 (2009); Sprint v. APCC Services, 554 U.S. 269, 276, 279, 280, 282, 284, 285 (2008). See also, e.g., Arthur J. Goldberg, The Rise and Fall (we hope) of Footnotes, 69 American Bar Assoc. J. (Mar. 1983) 255 (suggesting that judges “refer to statutes in the body of the opinion”).
On balance, the answer would seem to depend on the context. In, e.g., academic legal writings, a scholar's intergrity would require that credit be given to the sources/authorities used in the work. In, e.g., judicial opinions moderation in the use of footnotes has been suggested in the interest of economizing the research time in reading and analzing the cited authorities by justices/judges and their clerks. See, e.g., Douglas E. Abrams, Those Pesky Footnotes — Part II, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Research Paper No. 2007-20; Precedent, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 20-23 (Fall 2007, revised Sept. 9, 2009), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1055981. See also, e.g., Douglas E. Abrams, Those Pesky Footnotes — Part I, Precedent, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 19-21, Summer 2007; U of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-16. available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1010146.
Cf., e.g., The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010), available at,www.legalbluebook.com (prescribing (at 53) that footnotes be used in law reviews and (at 4) that citation sentences and citation clauses in non-academic legal documents: viz., citations appear within the text of the document as full sentences or as clauses within sentences directly after the propositions they support).
For more on this subject, e.g., click here [Justice Roberts on law reviews: he doesn't pay much attention to academic legal writing; law review articles are “more abstract” than practical and not “particularly helpful for practitioners and judges.”]; here[McCrate report]; here [at Blog at WordPress.com on McCrate report, e.g., majority of legal academics out of touch with the reality of legal practice and inappropriately preoccupied with producing what the author terms “impractical” scholarship]; here [Lexis-Nexis synopsis of Brent E. Newton, Preaching What They Don't Practice: Why Law Faculties' Preoccupation with Impractical Scholarship and Devaluation of Practical Competencies Obstruct Reform in the Legal Academy, 62 S.C. L. Rev. 105 (Fall (Nov.), 2010): e.g., the academy -- re preparation of law students to enter profession and type of scholarship its professoriate is producing -- has lost its practical moorings.]; here [law reviews; impractical scholarship]; and here [law reviews; impractical].