Sharon Reece

Visiting Law School Associate Professor




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  • BA, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • MA, Long Island University
  • JD, Hofstra University
  • LLM, New York University

Sharon Reece is a Visiting Law School Associate Professor who teaches in the taxation area. Reece received a B.A. degree in Sociology and Modern Languages from the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. Subsequently, she obtained a M.A. degree in Sociology and Urban Studies from Long Island University, a J.D. degree from Hofstra University, and a LL.M. degree (in Taxation) from New York University. She also pursued course work towards the JSD degree at New York University School of Law.

Sharon Reece has been teaching Taxation and related courses both at the J.D. and LL.M. levels for 18 years. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Law, Reece taught basic and advanced tax courses at the University of Arkansas , Bowen School of Law in Little Rock, Arkansas, Rutgers University School of Law in Camden, New Jersey, and Albany Law School in Albany, New York. She also taught in the Graduate Tax Program at the University of Bridgeport School of Law (currently Quinnipiac Law School). Prior to beginning a career in teaching, she was a tax attorney with the law firm of Berchem & Moses in Connecticut and law clerk for Justice George Bundy Smith, who is currently a member of the New York State Court of Appeals.


Guide to Executive Compensation: Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Issues (2022) (with others). Abstract


The Accordion Type Jurisprudence of ERISA Preemption Creates Unnecessary Uncertainty, 88 UMKC Law Review 115 (2019).

ERISA Preemption and Fair Share Legislation Abstract