Michael B. Lang
1951 - 2020
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September 17, 1951 - June 28, 2020 Born in Washington, DC, he was the son of Sue and Ezra Lang.He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Harvard College, and the Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, PA. He was a full-time faculty member of Chapman University School of Law since 2002. Prior to that he taught at several other law schools including the University of Maine where he served as associate dean and Professor of Law. Professor Lang was active in the American Bar Association Section of Taxation where he held several committee chair posts and served as moderator of many panels. He was the author of numerous books and articles on taxation. Michael was an avid reader, tennis player, environmental champion and foodie. He will be remembered for his wit, intelligence, and kind heart.He is survived by his son Leonard Lang, daughter Julie Lang, and his brother, Jonathan Lang.A memorial service is planned for 2021 at Hillside Memorial park in Los Angeles, CAMemorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to any organization designed to protect the environment.

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Published in Los Angeles Times on Jun. 30, 2020.
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July 7, 2020
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Robert Lehner
July 7, 2020
I've known Mike since 2002 and we've become good friends especially over the last 5 years. Just a week before his stroke, we talked on the phone to arrange our next lunch. I felt honored to be considered his friend. His intelligence and wit far exceeded my own. I will miss him dearly.
Mike Hamilton
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July 1, 2020
Hi Leonard and Julie- I am so sad about your dad. We were dear friends. He leaves a great legacy! Leonard- we had dinner together last summer when I visited. I was so thrilled to meet you. Your dad adored both of you.
If you need help with anything please let me know. Especially his work stuff- your dad and I worked on a few projects together.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Warmly, Mona
Mona L Hymel
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June 30, 2020
Mike was a great colleague and a wonderful guy. He was kind, smart, and friendly. His passing is a real tragedy and he will be missed. I know that you will miss him the most, and I'm so sorry for your loss. May his memory be a comfort and a blessing.
Jordan Barry
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June 30, 2020
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diana erbsen
June 30, 2020
My thoughts and prayers to the family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Deb Delahant
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June 30, 2020
What a sadness. It was always a pleasure to see Mike at ABA Tax Section meetings. He was thoughtful, insightful and kind. He will be missed!
Diana Erbsen
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