Professor Gladriel Shobe joined the BYU Law faculty in 2016. Prior to joining BYU, she worked as a tax associate at Weil, Gothsal & Manges in New York City from 2012 to 2016, where she represented public corporations and private equity funds in a variety of complex corporate transactions. Professor Shobe is a leading expert on the Up-C IPO structure and tax receivable agreements, and her scholarship has analyzed these topics from both a doctrinal and empirical perspective. Her work on these topics has been cited extensively, including in the Financial Times and in Delaware judicial proceedings.
In addition to her work on complex tax-driven corporate structures, Professor Shobe writes on the interaction between U.S. federal, state, and local tax systems. She teaches classes in federal income taxation, tax policy, business law, and contracts, and has earned multiple teaching awards.
Professor Shobe holds an LL.M. in taxation from New York University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and a B.A. from Brigham Young University.