Faculty/Staff





Meet Our Teaching Faculty

Professor of Law
Attorney at Law

Judicial Educator
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Distinguished Judicial Speaker-in-Residence
at the Tax Law Institute

Fmr. Special Trial Judge
U.S. Tax Court

The Distinguished and Honorable John F. Dean sat on the bench for 20 years as Special Trial Judge (STJ) in the U.S. Tax Court. He joined the Tax Law Institute upon his retirement. He serves as Distinguished Judicial Speaker-in-Residence for nonattorney admissions and U.S. Tax Court trial practice. Judge Dean leads the discussions in the Tax Bar Exam Review for nonattorneys. He is admitted to practice in numerous jurisdictions, including the Supreme Court of the United States and the U.S. Tax Court. Judge Dean received his graduate legal education at Georgetown Law Center, where he earned the M. Law Taxation. He earned his J.D. at Catholic University Law School. He currently serves as Professor of Law in Washington DC.


Certified Public Accountant
Lecturer in Tax


Lecturer-in-Residence
at the Tax Law Institute

United States Tax Court Practitioner
Admitted to the Bar U.S. Tax Court

Certified Financial Planner®

L.B. Carpenter has been in Federal Tax Practice as a CPA (Florida) for over 20 years. He is a Certified Financial Planner. He joined the Tax Law Institute as Lecturer after he completed the nonattorney admissions and tax litigation programs. He earned the Judicial Certificate of Merit in 2017. He is admitted to practice in U.S. Tax Court as a United States Tax Court Practitioner and Tax Litigation Counsel. He is certified as a U.S. Tax Court Litigator by the Tax Law Institute. He lectured in non-attorney admissions in 2017 and 2018. Aside from his work in accountancy, he provides federal tax litigation support to attorneys and is often called upon to express his knowledge of the IRC and U.S. Tax Court published opinions. Consequently, numerous attorneys rely upon him to serve as "expert witness". L.B. Carpenter is a contributing speaker to the Tax Court Bar Exam Review. He practices in his offices located in Coral Cables, FL. He was trained and degreed with B.S. in accounting at the University of Miami.    


Professor of Law
Attorney at Law

Tax Litigation Counsel
IRC Scholar
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Distinguished Author-in-Residence
at the Tax Law Institute

Fmr. Tax Litigator
IRS Office of Chief Counsel

Admitted to the Bar U.S. Tax Court
Admitted to the Bar State of Indiana

Fmr. Judicial Law Clerk
U.S. Tax Court 

Professor Larson taught the Partnership Taxation, Income Taxation, and Tax Research and Argument courses in the graduate Tax (LL.M.) program at Cooley Law School. She also taught the Taxation, Wills, Estates and Trusts, and Business Organizations courses in the J.D. program. She holds numerous publishing credits in these fields. Professor Larson joined with the Tax Law Institute to present the Tax Court Bar Exam Review where she takes questions and assists nonattorney applicants to the Tax Court Bar. Her most notable publication, A Practitioner's Guide to Tax Evidence: A Primer on the Federal Rules of Evidence As Applied by the Tax Court, is a must-read for anyone preparing for trial before the U.S. Tax Court. Professor Larson earned a J.D. from the University of Montana and an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida. She clerked for the Honorable Judge Irene Scott of the United States Tax Court, and then joined the Office of Chief Counsel as a tax litigator in the Austin, Texas, District Counsel Office. She left government service to enter private practice, but eventually returned to government work. She spent several years with the Passthroughs and Special Industries Branch of the Field Service Division of the National Office and, after the reorganization, worked in the Small Business/Self-Employed Division.


Certified Public Accountant
Lecturer in Small Business

Tax Litigation Counsel
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United States Tax Court Practitioner
Admitted to the Bar U.S. Tax Court

Fmr. Small Business Wage & Investment
Adviser to and Member of IRS Advisory Council

Charle Read has 50 years of financial leadership experience in a broad range of industries. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), United States Tax Court Practitioner (USTCP). He is a Certified U.S. Tax Court Litigator approved to practice by the Tax Law Institute in U.S. Tax Court, where he is recognized as Tax Litigation Counsel. His background stretches across accounting, tax, manufacturing, construction, information technology, marketing, transportation, logistics, human resources, wholesale distribution, insurance, credit, and more. He has held Series 7 and 66 Securities licenses. Charles has been in Federal Tax Practice as a CPA (Texas) for over 20 years. He joined the Tax Law Institute as a contributing lecturer in 2015, after he completed the nonattorney admissions and apprenticeship programs. He received the Judicial Certificate of Merit in 2015. Counsel Read guest lectured in non-attorney admissions in 2016 and 2018. He was appointed to the IRS Advisory Council in 2018, where he served as small business wage and investment advisor. He was the IRS Advisory Council's only sitting nonattorney admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court. He holds an MBA degree and is an accounting author with publishing credits. He maintains a day-job as President and CEO of a self-owned custom payroll company in Texas, with customers throughout the United States. Mr. Read was educated and twice degreed in accounting and finance (MBA/BBA) at the University of Northern Texas. 

Meet Our Support Staff


Certified Public Accountant
Professor of Taxation

IRC Scholar
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Visiting Professor of Federal Taxation
at the Tax Law Institute

Currency & Foreign Transactions Scholar

U.S. Treasury Department
Fmr. Special Agent
Fmr. IRS Revenue Agent

    Eugene Smith is Visiting Professor of Federal Taxation at the Tax Law Institute. He joined with TLI to help administer the Tax Court Bar Exam Review for nonattorneys. He will also advise the TLI affiliate, US Tax Court Litigators.org, in matters related to IRS controversies and U.S. Tax Court litigation and settlement. He served as Adjunct Professor of Federal Taxation at St. John's University in New York and Assistant Professor of Federal Taxation at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Professor Smith served previously as both an U.S. Treasury Department Special Agent (Anti-Money Laundering) and IRS Revenue Agent. He is a specialist (Ph.D.) in regards to matters pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act. The Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), also known as the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act, is legislation passed by the United States Congress in 1970 that requires U.S. financial institutions to collaborate with the U.S. government in cases of suspected money laundering and fraud. He practices in his offices, Eugene Smith Associates, Inc., situated on Long Island, New York.


    IRS Special Enrolled Agent
    Lecturer Emeritus in Tax

    IRC Scholar
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    Certified Pre-trial Tax
    Litigation Specialist 

    National Tax Practice Fellow

    Mr. Chapman has been approved to practice as an IRS Special Enrolled Agent and NTPI Fellow for almost 15 years. He joined the Tax Law Institute in 2008 to participate in the nonattorney admissions program, after which he joined the Teaching Faculty as lecturer-in-residence (Federal Tax). He lectured in the nonattorney admissions program for 10 years. During his tenure he established the the program certification in pre-trial tax itigation. He is an expert in Federal tax accountancy. Mr. Chapman served as a TLI representative to the 2014 Judicial Conference of the U.S. Tax Court, held at Duke University Law School. He holds the MPA and MA degree from Webster College. Mr. Chapman is just recently retired from tax practice. Howerver, he continues to hold his ownership of Advanced Tax Solutions Inc., a return preparation and audit practice situated in Winchester VA. He was recently designated as Tax Accountant for TLI.



    Teaching Assistant
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    Certified State of Hawaii Tax Strategist

    Certified Master Tax Tutor

    Janean Kong has been approved to practice as IRS Special Enrolled Agent for 10 years. Ms. Kong is certified in pretrial tax litigation by the Tax Law Institute. She joined the U.S. Tax Court Litigators.org, the TLI affiliate, as Research Associate in 2018 to support practitioners who handle small and regular cases in U.S. Tax Court. In addition to those responsibilities, she serves as Master Tutor in nonattorney admissions where she provides tutorial services to bar applicants. She holds State of Hawaii certifications as Tax Strategist and Tax Coach. She earned a Graduate Professional Accounting Certificate from the University of Hawaii. Ms. Kong is the Founder and CEO of her own tax preparation and coaching firm, Smart Tax & Business Solutions, situated in Honolulu, Hawaii.


    Lecturer in Intl. Business Law & Finance

    Intl. Mergers, Acquisitions
    & Joint Ventures Specialist
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    Fmr. Real Estate Investment
    Fund Mgr.

    Daniel Ng was named the 2020 International Perceptor and Lecturer in International Business Law and Finance at the Tax Law Institute. He is a specialist in global investments and finance. He recently joined in the research to study the impact of the U.S. internal revenue code upon investment and financing decisions among taxpayers entered into or divesting a merger, acquisition or joint venture. He is an honor's graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He entered the British-American Law Program in partnership with the University of Cambridge (UK) where he studied under Professor Michael Stuart. He earned his J.D. degree with honors. He holds an LL.M. from the Golden Gate University School of Law with a certification in trial advocacy. Daniel will help moderate the "Practice Area" courses in, "Real Estate Taxation", "Taxation of International Transactions" and "U.S. Taxation of Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures".

    Meet Our Program Director


    Professor Emeritus

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    Fmr.  Affordable Housing Developer

    Michael Stuart is an IRS Approved CE Provider and teaching specialist in U.S. Tax Court litigation. His most recent writing in the field is the soon-to-publish pocketbook entitled, Nonattorney's Guide to Admission and Practice in U.S. Tax Court. Previously, he coordinated the educational collaborative between the Tax Law Institute and University of Alabama School of Law Graduate Tax Program. Before he taught tax litigation, he held a professorship and lectureship in law at the British- American Law Program in partnership with the University of Cambridge (UK) and at the Southern New England School of Law Dartmouth rechartered University of Massachusetts School of Law Dartmouth. He is the former program director of the Tax Law Institute for the Study of International Tax and the Islamic Law Institute for the Study of Orthodox Islamic Finance and Banking. Earlier he worked at the Trilateral Commission, trained in international business relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, earned a master's degree in international relations at Harvard along with a certificate in Mandarin Chinese I, and attended the Yale School of Architecture. He holds B.S. and B.A. degrees, cum laude and magna cum laude, respectively, and a J.D., cum laude, awarded by the British-American Law Program in partnership with the University of Cambridge (UK). He spent 20 years on Wall Street working in property development as an owner-member of the Real Estate Board of the City of New York, during which time he collaborated and built 45 million dollars of affordable housing at the height of the homeless crisis. He advised the White House staff on matters of domestic tax policy and urban economic development which he memorialize in a position paper to the president, and after which he was appointed visiting scholar of public policy at Yale Law School and special consultant to Harvard University.


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