Moderators & Speakers

Program Administrator

Michael J. Stuart, JD, MPA

IRS Approved Continuing Professional Education Provider

  • Coordinator, TLI Bi-Annual U.S. Tax Court Non-attorney Bar Admissions Forum, Georgetown University, 2014 - Present
  • Coordinator, TLI - University of Alabama Graduate Tax Law Partnership, 2014 - 17
  • Member, 2014 U.S. Tax Court Judicial Conference, Duke University Law School
  • B.A. magna cum laude, "Sociology" (U.S. Justice Department LEEP Scholar), Fordham University
  • M.P.A. International Relations, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (International Financial Management Program, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy). Certified, Elementary Mandarin Chinese (Level 1), Harvard University)
  • Alumnus, Yale School of Architecture, Environmental Design Program
  • J.D., cum laude, and B. Sc. Law, cum laude, Dean's List, The 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 (University of  Massachusetts School of Law)
  • Founding Member, Harvard University Islamic Finance Information Program (HIFIP), Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Royal Family of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Harvard Law School and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • 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
  • Special Executive Assistant, Repubilican National Committee NBRC, RNC Executive Committee
  • Intrim Aide to North American Secretary Charles V. Heck, Trilateral Commission of North America
  • Aide, John V. Lindsay

Distinguished U.S. Tax Court Judiciary Speaker

Honorable Judge John F. Dean (ret.)

Retired Special Trial Judge '14
  • 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 U.S. Tax Court Practitioners and Admissions' Exam Preparers

Charles J. Read, CPA, USTCP

Sponsor, U.S. Tax Court Non-attorney Admissions and Visiting Speaker

  • 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
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

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

Sponsor, U.S. Tax Court Non-attorney Admissions and Visiting Speaker

  • 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


Please note that 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.