Tobias M. Mendelson

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J.D., M.Acc.

Assistant Teaching Professor of Personal Financial Planning

Division of Applied Social Sciences

Tobias M. Mendelson, J.D., M.Acc., is an assistant teaching professor in the personal financial planning program. His teaching responsibilities include retirement planning, estate planning, income tax planning, multi-jurisdictional tax and tax research. Prior to joining the faculty at Mizzou, Mendelson was a clinical assistant professor of accounting and business law at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. At UAH, Mendelson was responsible for teaching and developing curricula for tax and business law courses. He began his academic career in 2011 as a part-time assistant professor at Kennesaw State University while working as a senior advanced markets director for MetLife’s Premier Client Group and Mass Mutual. He also worked in the same capacity at New York Life and Canada Life Assurance Company. As an advanced markets attorney, he was a subject matter expert on taxation, estate and gift tax planning, charitable gift planning, retirement (qualified and non-qualified) planning, business planning and financial planning. A member of the Florida Bar for more than 38 years, he is also an active member of the American Bar Association serving as an exam reviewer for the estate planning specialty and judge for the Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy competition and Negotiation competition. He is currently the co-chair of the ABA’s Real Property Probate and Estate Section Deferred Compensation Committee.

Educational background

  • J.D., Samford University
  • M.Acc. Taxation, Kennesaw State University
  • B.S./B.A. Finance, University of Florida

Courses taught

  • FINPLN 4188: Community Agencies and Volunteerism
  • FINPLN 4386/7386: Financial Planning: Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning