Federal Tax Clinic Staff
Michael D. Novy - Professor and Tax Clinic Director
Michael Novy graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.B.A. in Accounting in 1967 and from the John Marshall Law School with a J.D. in 1978. He has been a Certified Public Accountant registered in Illinois since 1973 and a licensed attorney in Illinois since 1978.
Upon college graduation Mr. Novy worked for a large financial institution and then a large building materials firm, both in Chicago. After two years as a legal clerk for the U.S.Army, Mr. Novy returned to Chicago and became employed by the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Novy had a thirty year career with the Internal Revenue Service where he worked as a Revenue Agent, Appeals Officer, Appeals Manager and Appeals Team Chief. While with the Internal Revenue Service Mr. Novy was a member of the instructor cadre where he taught basic and advanced income, trust and exempt organization tax law. Additionally, Mr. Novy has been an instructor for the Becker CPA Review Course in Chicago. Mr. Novy joined the Federal Tax Clinic in 2001.
Daniel P. Pavlik - Professor and Tax Clinic Assistant Director
Daniel Pavlik graduated from St. Joseph's College (Rensselaer, IN) with a B.S. in Accounting, cum laude in 1965 and from DePaul College of Law with a J.D. in 1973.
After graduating from college, Professor Pavlik worked as an auditor for the California State Board of Equalization for three years. Then Professor Pavlik worked for the Internal Revenue Service for thirty-one years as a Revenue Agent, Appeals Officer and Appeals Team Chief. He taught undergraduate courses in accounting for Northeastern Illinois University as a part-time instructor for ten years from 1975 - 1985. Professor Pavlik joined Loyola's faculty in 2000 as a clinical professor and the Director of the Federal Tax Clinic.
The Clinic is staffed by law students who are supervised and trained by the Tax Clinic Director and Assistant Director. The Director secures a special order from the Director of Practice authorizing the students to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.
The Director enters into an agreement with the Chief Judge of the United States Tax Court authorizing the students to practice in the Tax Court. The students represent low-income taxpayers, under the supervision of the Directors, and handle a wide range of legal matters related to federal income tax law. All facets of tax law practice are integrated in a curriculum of both classroom study and legal practice.
Each semester from four to eight student representatives are enrolled in the Tax Clinic class.
For a detailed course description of the Federal Tax Clinic, click here.