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Tax Litigation Faculty

Teaching Faculty

IRS Approved Provider of CPE #RS7E4

Honorable John F. Dean
Former IRS Litigator in Office of Chief Counsel
Fmr. United States Tax Court Special Trial Judge

Professor of Law | Distinguished Judicial Speaker Tax Law Institute | Admitted to Practice Supreme Court of the United States

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 for CLE and CPE Programs for Attorney and Nonattorney members of the U.S. Tax Court Bar. Judge Dean leads the discussions in trial practice, litigation, and appeals for attorneys and nonattorney practitioners who practice in U.S. Tax Court. He is admitted to practice in numerous jurisdictions, including the Supreme Court of the United States, and various district courts He has been in legal practiced since 1974. 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.

Former Judicial Law Clerk of the U.S. Tax Court
United States Tax Court Attorney

Professor of Law | IRC & Tax Evidence Scholar | Distinguished Author Tax Law Institute | Fmr. IRS Litigator Office of Chief Counsel | Admitted to the Bar United States Tax Court | Admitted to the Bar State of Indiana

Joni Larson
Tax Attorney and Professor Joni 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 Cooley J.D. program. She holds numerous publishing credits in these fields. 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 IRS Office of Chief Counsel as a tax litigator in the Austin, Texas, District Counsel Office. 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.

Chief Tax Litigation Counsel USTCL
United States Tax Court Practitioner
Tax Litigation Counsel

Lecturer | Admitted to the Bar United States Tax Court | Chief Tax Litigation Counsel

Louis "L.B." 
Tax Litigation Counsel and Lecturer Louis "L.B." Carpenter has been in Federal Tax Practice as a CPA (Florida) for almost 30 years. He is a Certified Financial Planner. He provides federal tax litigation support to attorneys and is often called upon to express his knowledge of the IRC and 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 Review. He was named Chief Tax Litigation Counsel where he confers with judicial counsel, legal academics, and IRC scholars before pleading and joinder of issue. He recently successfully settled a two-million-dollar Federal civil tax controversy in U.S. Tax Court for $450. He was trained in U.S. Tax Court trial practice and litigation at the Tax Law Institute. He was degreed with the B.S. in accounting after graduating from the University of Miami.

Michael Stuart J.D. M.P.A.
IRS Approved CPE Provider
IRS Office of Professional Responsibility
Trial Practice & Litigation Teaching Specialist

Professor Emeritus | British-American Law School partnership with University of Cambridge | Fmr. Chair Teaching Faculty | Joint Program U.S. Tax Court Trial Practice, Litigation, Appeals & Taxation | Tax Law Institute and University of Alabama School of Law Graduate Tax Program

The Florida Bar Accredited Provider, Michael Stuart, is a former tax policy advisor to the White House; past visiting scholar appointee for public policy (taxation) at Yale Law School; and former special consultant (banking, auditing & finance) to Harvard University. He spent 20 years on Wall Street. His most recent writing is the soon-to-publish pocketbook entitled, Guide to Admission and Practice in U.S. Tax Court. From 2014 to 2018, he chaired the teaching faculty and coordinated the Joint Program for U.S. Tax Court Trial Practice, Litigation, Appeals & Taxation at the Tax Law Institute and University of Alabama School of Law (Graduate Tax Program). His public service endeavor with the Consumer Bankruptcy Unit of the Legal Aid Society included negotiated workouts with the IRS for indigent clients. He earned his Doctor of Law (J.D.), cum laude, at the British-American Law School in partnership with the University of Cambridge program in English Common Law. He was appointed tenured professor of law (banking & finance), and later, academic dean. He was designated visiting lecturer (banking law) at the Southern New England School of Law rechartered University of Massachusetts School of Law Dartmouth. He served briefly at the Trilateral Commission, trained in international business relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and earned a master's degree in international relations at Harvard.

Auditor & Fraud Detection & Prevention Specialist
IRS Special Enrolled Agent

Lecturer Emeritus | Certified Pretrial Tax Litigation Specialist 

IRS Special Enrolled Agent James H. Chapman is an expert in tax accountancy, auditing and fraud detection. He has been an IRS Special Enrolled Agent and NTPI Fellow for almost 15 years. He joined the Tax Law Institute in 2008 as a guest lecturer, after which he became a full-time member of the Teaching Faculty (Federal Tax Accounting & Auditing). He lectured in the nonattorney admissions and bar review program for 10 years. During his tenure he established the program certification in pretrial tax litigation aka the Chapman Certification. Mr. Chapman served as a TLI representative to the 2014 Judicial Conference held by the U.S. Tax Court and hosted by Duke University Law School. He holds the M.P.A. and M.A. degree from Webster College. He was recently designated as Chief Tax Accountant for TLI and USTCL. He was recently named as the coordinator of the Professional Practice Program at the Tax Law Institute.

International Preceptor
Cross-Border Litigation Specialist

Lecturer | Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures Specialist | Fmr. Global Fund Mgr.

Daniel Ng
Former Global Fund (Real Estate Investment) Manager and Lecturer, Daniel Ng was named in 2020 as International Preceptor and Lecturer in Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures 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 Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from the British-American Law School in partnership with the University of Cambridge program in English Common Law, where he earned the Doctor of Law (J.D.) with honors. He holds a LL.M. from the Golden Gate University School of Law with a certification in trial advocacy. He will help moderate the CLE courses in real estate taxation, taxation of international transactions and U.S. taxation of mergers, acquisitions & joint ventures.


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U.S. Tax Court Litigators.org
Continuing Legal Education Services
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