In memoriam Honorary IFA President Jerry Libin

16 February 2024

Jerome B. "Jerry" Libin of Washington, DC, passed away peacefully at his home on February 2, 2024, he was 87. Born on October 27, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois, Jerry graduated from Northwestern University and the University of Michigan Law School. Jerry was a law clerk to Associate Justice Charles E. Whittaker of the Supreme Court of the United States. He then joined Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan (now Eversheds Sutherland) in Washington, DC, where he advised clients on domestic and international taxation and was an expert on the U.S. constitutional limitations on state taxation. He was pivotal in developing the firm's tax practice, which he led for decades.

Jerry was widely regarded as one of America's preeminent tax lawyers and recognized both nationally and internationally for his numerous contributions in the tax field. Next to his many contributions to IFA, he served from 2001 to 2005 as worldwide IFA President.

IFA is most grateful for his invaluable contribution to our association. We will remember Jerry as an amiable IFA friend with whom it was a privilege and a pleasure to work and talk. Our thoughts are with his family.

Jean-Blaise Eckert
Secretary General IFA