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din
/din/
verb
gerund or present participle: dinning
1.make (someone) learn or remember something by constant repetition. "Tax Evidence, as derived from the FRE, has been dinned into our heads."

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Judicial Advisory

Retired Member
United States Tax Court Judiciary

The Distinguished and Honorable
Judge John F. Dean
Professor of Law
  • Appointed Special Trial Judge, United States Tax Court in Washington DC
  • Retired with Distinction in 2014 from the US Tax Court Judiciary
  • BS awarded by Michigan State University
  • JD awarded by Catholic University
  • MLT awarded by Georgetown University Law Center
  • Admitted to Practice in the District of Columbia Bar
  • Admitted to Practice in the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Admitted to Practice in the Northern District of Texas
  • Admitted to Practice in the District of Maryland
  • Admitted to Practice in the United States Tax Court
  • Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service
  • Dallas District Counsel 1975-78
  • Baltimore District Counsel 1978-86
  • Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International) of the Internal Revenue Service 1986-94
  • Vice Chair of the Judicial Counsel of the Washington Bar Association 2002-03
  • Honoree '14 at TLI Washington DC Non-attorney Pre-exam Review

Members of the Bar U.S. Tax Court
Certified US Tax Court Litigators®

Certified Public Accountant
Member of the Bar United States Tax Court
Certified US Tax Court Litigator®
  • CPA Member of the Bar United States Tax Court
  • Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas
  • Graduate '14 of the US Tax Court Non-attorney Program
  • Graduate '15 of the US Tax Court Apprenticeship Program
  • Judicial Certificate of Merit '14 awarded by the Tax Law Institute
  • Contributor to the Tax Law Institute
  • President, Shahan & Read Inc Public Accounting
  • Owner and CEO, Custom Payroll Associates and Payroll, Dallas Fort Worth Area of Texas
  • Authored accounting text book
  • Published numerous articles on accounting methods and small business
  • MBA awarded in Accounting and Finance, University of North Texas
  • BBA awarded in Accounting and Finance, University of North Texas

Certified Public Accountant
Member of the Bar United States Tax Court
Certified US Tax Court Litigator®

United States Tax Practitioner
  • Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida
  • Certified Financial Planner in the State of Florida
  • Graduate '16 of the US Tax Court Non-attorney Program
  • Graduate '17 of the US Tax Court Apprenticeship Program
  • Judicial Certificate of Merit '16 awarded by The Tax Law Institute

    Trial Attorney
    Member of the Bar United States Tax Court
    Certified US Tax Court Litigator®

    Admitted to Practice United States Tax Court
    • Member of the Bar Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • Admitted to Practice Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    • Graduate '12, US Tax Court Trial Practice Program
    • BA awarded by the University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • JD awarded by New England School of Law
    • USTC Bar Admissions Sponsor at the Tax Law Institute

    IRS Provider of CPE Federal Tax Law
    • US Tax Court Non-attorney Exam Prep Program at Ave Maria School of Law
    • Pre-Exam Review at Georgetown University
    • Federal Bar Review at Harvard©
    • Apprenticeship Program in US Tax Court Trial Practice©
      • Litigation of Federal Civil Tax Controversies Lecture Series at Harvard©
      • Preparation of US Tax Court Documents
        • Certification as US Tax Court Litigator®
    Michael J. Stuart
    Professor Emeritus of Law
    • Current Research Interests:
      • Tax Evidence as derived from the FRE
      • Partners and Partnerships
      • Federal Tax Accounting
      • Lecturer at the Tax Law Institute
      • Case Manager for US Tax Court Litigators.org®
      • Visiting Lecturer of Law at Southern New England School of Law incorporated into University of Massachusetts School of Law Boston
      • Academic Dean of Law at The British American School of Law in partnership with University of Cambridge Summer Programme
      • Director of Tax Law Institute at The British American School of Law in partnership with the University of Cambridge Summer Programme
      • Professor of Law at The British American School of Law in partnership with the University of Cambridge Summer Programme
      • Visiting Scholar of Public Policy (Domestic Taxation) Appointee '92 at Yale Law School
      • White House Domestic Tax Policy Adviser in the Executive Office of President George HW Bush
      • Assistant to North American Secretary of the Trilateral Commission
      • Doctorate of Law cum laude, awarded by The British American School of Law in partnership with the University of Cambridge Summer Programme  
      • MPA International Relations, International Financial Management, and Accounting awarded by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
      • BSc Law cum laude, awarded by The British American School of Law in partnership with the University of Cambridge Summer Programme  
      • BA magna cum laude, awarded by the College at Lincoln Center of Fordham University

      Federal Tax Research

      Research Associate

      Janean Kong
      IRS Special Enrolled Agent
      • IRS Code Research
      • Opinions
        • Briefs
      TLI Certified in Pretrial Tax Litigation
       
      State of Hawaii
      • Certified Tax Master
      • Certified Tax Strategist
      • Certified Tax Coach
      University of Hawaii
      Shidler College of Business
      • Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting
      California State University at Dominguez Hills
      • Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy and Linguistics

      Research Associate

      Yoel Muhammad
      Law Clerk
      • US Tax Court Case Research
      Thomas Jefferson School of Law
      • LLM Taxation
      Thomas Cooley School of Law
      • JD

      IRS Advisory

      Internal Revenue Service Advisory

      Eugene C. Smith
      IRS Revenue Agent Retired
      • IRS Examinations
      • IRS Evidence Collection
      Strayer University
      • MS Communications Technology