Moderators & Speakers

Michael J. Stuart, JD, MPA

IRS Approved Continuing Professional Education Provider

  • IRS Approved CPE Provider
  • Coordinator, TLI - University of Alabama Graduate Tax Law Partnership, 2014 -17
  • Coordinator, TLI Washington DC Federal Tax Forum, Georgetown University, 2014 - Present
  • Attendee, 2014 U.S. Tax Court Judicial Conference, Duke University Law School
  • B.A. magna cum laude, Fordham University
  • M.P.A. International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy)
  • J.D./B.S. cum laude, BAU & Cambridge University (UK) Summer Program in Law
  • Member '86, Yale School of Architecture, Environmental Design Program
  • Emeritus Professor of Law, BAU & Cambridge University (UK) Summer Program in Law affiliate
  • Professor of Law/Director, Islamic Law Institute
  • Professor of Law/Founder, Tax Law Institute at BAU
  • Visiting Lecturer of Islamic Banking and Finance Law, Southern New England School of Law (University of  Massachusetts School of Law)
  • Founding Member, Harvard University Islamic Finance Information Program (HIFIP)
  • Executive Director, The Wild Life Trust
  • International Tax Fellow, Royal Society of Fellows
  • Visiting Scholar of Public Policy (appointee) '92, Yale Law School
  • Certified, Elementary Mandarin Chinese (Level 1), Harvard University
  • Aide, Trilateral Commission (Norh American Office)
  • New York State Senate, Republican Candidate '92 (Bronx County)
  • Member '88 (Owner "E"), Real Estate Board of City of New York
  • Domestic Tax Policy Adviser, Executive Office of the President, White House
  • Member (Ret.), NYPD Bureau of Special Services (Transit), Office of Chief of Detectives

Distinguished Speaker

Honorable Judge John F. Dean
Retired Member of U.S. Tax Court Judiciary
  • Appointed Special Trial Judge United States Tax Court in Washington DC
  • Distinguished Speaker, Tax Law Institute
  • B.S., Michigan State University
  • J.D., Catholic University
  • M.L.T. Georgetown University Law Center
  • Admitted District of Columbia Bar
  • Admitted Supreme Court of the United States
  • Admitted Federal District Courts
  • Admitted Northern District of Texas
  • Admitted District of Maryland
  • Admitted United States Tax Court
  • Office of Chief Counsel Internal Revenue Service
  • Dallas District Counsel, 1975-78;
  • Baltimore District Counsel, 1978-86;
  • Office of Associate Chief Counsel, International, 1986-94
  • Vice Chair, Judicial Counsel of the Washington Bar Association, 2002-03
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Howard University.
  • Honoree '14, TLI Washington DC Tax Forum

Contributing Speaker

James H. Chapman, EA, MA, MPA

  • IRS Special Enrolled Agent
  • Member, National Association of Enrolled Agents (National Tax Practice Fellow)
  • Graduate '08, U.S. Tax Court Non-attorney Program, Tax Law Institute
  • Contributor '18, U.S. Tax Court Non-attorney Program, Tax Law Institute
  • M.A., Webster College
  • M.P.A., Webster College
  • Member, Teaching Faculty, TLI -  University of Alabama Law School Graduate Tax Program Parternership, 2014-2018
  • Attendee, 2014 U.S. Tax Court Judicial Conference at Duke University School of Law
  • President, Advanced Tax Solutions (Winchester, VA)
  • Certified '10, Pretrial Tax Litigation Support, Tax Law Institute
  • Contributor, Federal Tax/Audit Representation Practices and Procedure, Tax Law Institute
  • Retired Maj., U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Formerly Registered, Commodities Futures Trading Commission (Private Commodity Pool Operator)

Graduates, Contributors, and Admitted USTCPs

Charles J. Read, CPA, USTCP

Sponsor, U.S. Tax Court Non-attorney Admissions

  • Certified Public Accountant (State of Texas)
  • Admitted, United States Tax Court
  • Graduate '14, U.S. Tax Court Non-attorney Program,Tax Law Institute
  • Graduate '15, U.S. Tax Court Apprenticeship Program, Tax Law Institute
  • Judicial Certificate of Merit '14, Tax Law Institute
  • Contributor '18, Tax Law Institute
  • Member, IRS Advisory Council (2018-2021 Term)
  • MBA (Accounting and Finance)
  • President, Shahan & Read, Inc., a public accounting firm
  • CEO, Custom Payroll Associates and Payroll- on-a- Budget (Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas)
  • Authored accounting text book and published numerous articles on accounting methods and small business
Richard C. Cunha, Attorney-at-Law

Sponsor, U.S. Tax Court Non-attorney Admissions
  • Attorney and Counsel, Tax Law Institute
  • Additted, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Admitted, United States Tax Court
  • Graduate '12, U.S. Tax Court Trial Practice Program, Tax Law Institute
  • Contributor '18, Tax Law Insitute
  • B.A. University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • J.D. New England School of Law

Louis "L.B." Carpenter, CPA, USTCP

Sponsor, U.S. Tax Court Non-attorney Admissions

  • Certified Public Account (State of Florida)
  • Admitted, United States Tax Court
  • Graduate '16, U.S. Tax Court Non-attorney Program, Tax Law Institute
  • Graduate '17, U.S. Tax Court Apprenticeship Program, Tax Law Institute
  • Judicial Certificate of Merit '16, Tax Law Institute

Please take note

Mr. Stuart is an Approved IRS Provider of Continuing Professional Education. Up until December 2017, Mr. Stuart was an authorized partner and affiliate of the University of Alabama School of Law Graduate Tax Program and coordinator of its Certification Program for CPAs and IRS Special Enrolled Agents. Mr. Stuart is not licensed to practice law or accounting. Nor does he offer legal or accounting advice as part of the tax tutorial program identified herein. Mr. Chapman also is not licensed to pratice law. But Mr. Chapman, acting in his capacity as an IRS Special Enrolled Agent and President of Advanced Tax Solutions Inc., does offer tax advice to individual and businesses.