Steven Dean

Brooklyn Law School
Professor of Law
(718) 780-7939

Professor Dean’s legal scholarship explores the tension between neoliberal and progressive thought in domestic and international tax policy. He has written about tax shelters, tax havens, tax expenditures, and the importance of power and identity in international tax law. His work also examines the changing relationship between profit and mission evident in the emergence of social enterprise, impact investing, and unregulated philanthropy. His writing has appeared in publications such as the NYU Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, the Boston College Law Review, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. His collaborations include the books Federal Taxation of Corporations and Corporate Transactions (Aspen Publishers 2018, with Brad Borden) and Social Enterprise Law: Trust, Public Benefit and Capital Markets (Oxford University Press 2017, with Dana Brakman Reiser). He graduated from Yale Law School and earned his undergraduate degree in Political Economy at Williams College. He previously practiced tax law at Debevoise & Plimpton and Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He has served as Vice Dean at Brooklyn Law School and as Faculty Director of NYU School of Law’s Graduate Tax Program. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Tax Section and its Committee on Professional Ethics. He is a member of the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He also created and hosts The Tax Maven podcast.

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Self-Study CPE Offered


Date OfferedMarch 1, 2021  CostFREE  Course Length1.5 hours  Subject AreaSpecialized Knowledge  Course LevelBasic  Instructional MethodSelf Study  PrerequisitesNone  Advanced PreparationNone     Who should attend?CPA - small firm, CPA - medium firm, CPA - large firm, Other