Tax Law Institute trains federally-authorized tax professionals for approved practice as United States Tax Court Practitioners.

Moderators & Speakers


Contributing CPA-U.S. Tax Court Practitioners

USTCP Lewis "L.B." Carpenter, CPA

  • Certified Public Account (State of Florida)
  • Counsel, Admitted to Practice before 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

USTCP Charles J. Read, CPA, Member, IRS Advisory Council

  • Certified Public Accountant (State of Texas)
  • Counsel, Admitted to Practice before 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
Contributing U.S. Tax Court Trial Attorney
Richard C. Cunha, Attorney-at-Law
  • 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
Contributing U.S. Tax Court Judge
Honorable Judge John F. Dean, Retired STJ
  • 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
IRS Approved Provider of Continuing Professional Education
Professor Emeritus Michael J. Stuart
  • Coordinator, TLI - University of Alabama Graduate Tax Law Partnership, 2014 - 17
  • B.A. magna cum laude, "Sociology" (U.S. Justice Department LEEP Scholar), Fordham University
  • M.P.A. International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Alumnus, Yale School of Architecture
  • Doctorate of Law cum laude, and B. Sc. Law, cum laude, British-American School of Law & Cambridge University (UK) Summer Program in Common Law
  • Alumnus, Regent University Graduate School of Law International Tax Program
  • Inducted, International Tax Fellow, Royal Society of Fellows
  • Visiting Lecturer of Islamic Law of Banking and Finance (Shria'h Law), Southern New England School of Law (UMass Law)
  • Founding Member, Harvard University Islamic Finance Information Program (HIFIP), Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies
  • Emeritus Professor of Law, The British-American University School of Law & Cambridge University (UK) Summer Program in Common Law affiliate
  • Full-Professor of Law and Director, Islamic Law Institute at BAU and Cambridge University Summer Program in Common Law
  • Full-Professor of Law and Director, Tax Law Institute at BAU and Cambridge University Summer Program in Common Law
  • Visiting Scholar of Public Policy (appointee), Yale Law School
  • Domestic Tax Policy Adviser to President George H.W. Bush, Executive Office of the President, White House
  • Intrim Aide to North American Secretary Charles V. Heck, Trilateral Commission of North America

Please note that Professor Stuart is an Approved IRS Provider of Continuing Professional Education. Up until December 2017, Professor 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. Professor 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.