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Thomas J. Tarangelo

Thomas J. Tarangelo

Assistant Teaching Professor
School of Accounting

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 318
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-0188


  • JD, Law
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
    University of Arizona, Tucson , Arizona

Professional Activities

Thomas J. Tarangelo joins the School of Accounting as a visiting instructor. His academic experience includes teaching business law and the legal environment of business classes at Florida International University, where he received the “Most Enthusiastic Professor” award for teaching in the college’s BBA+ Weekend program. In addition to the traditional classroom setting, he is familiar with blended (combination of on-site and online) and online instructional environments.

Tarangelo’s professional legal experience includes employment with Anderson, Greenwood & Company, Inc.; AMF Tuboscope, Inc.; English, McCaughan & O’Bryan, P.A.; and the law offices of Thomas J. Tarangelo.

He most recently presented research at the International Applied Business Research Conference in Mexico.

He holds a JD degree from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Arizona.

Courses Taught

  • Business Law I
  • Business Law II
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Special Topics in Business Law
  • Survey of Business Law
  • The Legal Environment of Business

Refereed Journal Articles

McGee, R. W., Gelman, W., & Tarangelo, T. (2014). How Serious Is Tax Evasion? An Empirical Legal Answer. Indonesian Journal of International & Comparative Law, 1(1).

Mcgee, R. W., Yoon, Y., & Tarangelo, T. J. (2013). The timeliness of financial reporting: An empirical legal study of Russian banks. The Hastings Business Law Journal, 9(2).

Sonnier, B. M., & Tarangelo, T. J. (2011). The federal tax lien: Recent developments during bad economic times. Taxes - The Tax Magazine, 89(11).

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