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Hon. John F. Dean
Distinguished Judge
Retired Member U.S. Tax Court Judiciary

The 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 Speaker-in-Residence in Non-attorney Admissions and U.S. Tax Court Trial Practice. Judge Dean is to be the Distinguished Speaker at the upcoming Non-attorney Judicial Bar Review at Harvard, during Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. He is admitted to practice in numerous jurisdictions throughout the U.S., including the Supreme Court of the United States and the U.S. Tax Court. Judge Dean recieved his graduate legal education at Georgetown Law Center and earned his J.D. at Catholic University Law School.

L.B. Carpenter
United States Tax Court Practitioner
Member of the Bar U.S. Tax Court
CPA Federal Tax

L.B. Carpenter has been in Federal Tax Practice as a CPA (Florida) for over 20 years. He joined the Tax Law Institute after he completed non-attorney and apprenticeship training.  He earned the Judicial Certificate of Merit Award in 2017. He taught 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 knowlege of both Tax Court litigation and IRC controversies. Therefore, numerous Attorneys rely upon him to serve as "expert witness." Counsel Carpenter will be a contributing speaker at the upcoming Non-attorney Judicial Bar Review at Harvard, during Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. He is admitted to practice in U.S. Tax Court and certified in U.S. Tax Court litigation. He holds the CFP designation and practices in his offices located in Coral Cables, FL. Counsel Carpenter was educated at the University of Miami.    

Richard C. Cunha
Attorney
Member of the Bar U.S. Tax Court

Richard C. Cunha is admitted to the bar in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has been in practice as an attorney for over 20 years. He joined the Tax Law Institute after he completed the U.S. Tax Court Trial Practice training in 2012. He taught Legal Ethics in 2014. He became an admissions' sponsor of Non-attorney bar applicants in 2016. Mr. Cunha specializes in representing employees who disclose [whitsle blowing] underpayments and fraud of funds in violation of the internal revenue laws. Mr. Cunha receieved his legal eduation at the New England School of Law.

Charles Read
United States Tax Court Practitioner
Member of the Bar U.S. Tax Court
CPA Federal Tax

Charles Read 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 both Non-attorney Admissions and Apprenticeship programs. He received the Judicial Certificate of Merit Award in 2015. Counsel Read guest lectured in Non-attorney Admissions in 2016 and 2018. He was appointed to the IRS Advisory Council where he currently serves as small business wage and investment advisor. He is the IRS Advisory Council's only sitting non-attorney 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 at the University of Northern Texas.

Janean Kong
IRS Special Enrolled Agent
Certified Tax Master State of Hawaii

Janean Kong has been approved to practice as IRS Special Enrolled Agent for 10 years. She joined the Tax Law Institute's litigtion affiliate as Research Associate in 2018. There, she provides research support to Attorneys, CPAs and United States Tax Court Practitioners who handle small and regular cases in the U.S. Tax Court. She serves as Teaching Assistant in Non-attorney Admissions. Agent Kong is certified in Pretrial Tax Litigation by the Tax Law Institute. She also holds State of Hawaii certifications as Tax Strategist and Tax Coach. She earned a Graduate Professional Accounting Certificate from the University of Hawaii. She provides online tutorial services to bar applicants. She is the Founder and CEO of her own firm, Smart Tax & Business Solutions, situated in Honolulu, Hawaii.  

Michael J. Stuart
Professor Emeritus Law
IRS Approved Provider CPE
  • Federal Tax Law
  • U.S. Tax Court Trial Practice
Professor Michael J. Stuart has served the Internal Revenue Service as CPE approved provider for over 10 years. He was appointed Professor of Law and Academic Dean, and Lecturer in Law, under the auspices of the Committee of Bar Examiners State Bar of California- and Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers-listed law schools. He is litigation-savvy, having argued successfully at trial in United States District Courts for the Second Circuit. He established the Tax Law Institute in 2001. He serves as Lecturer-in-Residence in Non-attorney Admissions and U.S. Tax Court Trial Practice. In 2015, he entered the Tax Law Institute into a partnership with the University of Alabama School of Law Graduate Tax Program. The collaboration ended in 2018. In 2019, he entered the Tax Law Institute into a host agreement for the 2020 Testing Cycle with the Ave Maria School of Law. He is to be a contributing speaker at the upcoming Non-attorney Judicial Bar Review at Harvard, during Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. He received his training in international relations, and in international financial management and accounting at the Harvard Kennedy School, and while employed in the North American office of the Trilateral Commission. He received his legal education at the British American School of Law (D.Law and B.Sc. Law), in partnership with the University of Cambridge Summer Programme in English Common Law. He is a former White House Tax Policy Adviser and former Special Executive Assistant to the minority member of the Republican National Committee Executive Committee.