Professor Kertz teaches in the areas of taxation and the legal environment of business. Prior to joining the Goizueta Business School faculty, Connie was a law clerk for Justice G. Conley Ingram of the Georgia Supreme Court and was an associate tax attorney with the Atlanta and Washington law firm of Sutherland, Asbill, and Brennan. She is trained as a mediator and arbitrator and is on the panels of the NASD dispute resolution and local courts. Connie has received several teaching awards at Goizueta and has published over 25 papers on law and tax related subjects.

Professor Kertz's primary research interest is the study of the impact of federal tax policy on exempt organizations. She is particularly interested in executive compensation and in the tax and intellectual property problems that are created by university-industry financial ties. Her research interests include study of the impact of federal tax policy on mutual funds, small business and on the retention of small business interests as part of family financial planning.


  • PhD JD
    Emory University School of Law
  • BA in History
    University of Chicago