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Steven Dean

Steven Dean

Professor of Law
250 Joralemon St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-7939
J.D., Yale Law School
B.A., Williams College
Areas of Expertise
Social Enterprise
Tax Avoidance
Tax Expenditures
Tax Havens
Tax Policy


Steven Dean is professor of law at Brooklyn Law School. His work focuses on the causes and consequences of inequality both domestically and globally, with a particular focus on tax policy and the impact of race.

In addition to traditional law review articles and essays in journals such as the NYU Law Review and the Emory Law Journal, Dean has written for a range of publications including The Nation. He has also coauthored two 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 hosts the podcast The Tax Maven.

Dean serves as Co-Director of the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law. He has also served as Vice Dean at Brooklyn Law School and, while a Visiting Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, as Faculty Director of its 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.

Dean 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.