MSU College of Law

Stephen Dunn

Stephen DunnAdjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
sjd@dunncounsel.com

After earning his B.S.B.A. cum laude in Accounting from Aquinas College in 1978, Stephen Dunn worked as an auditor with Ernst & Young in Grand Rapids. He earned his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School in 1985. Since then he has practiced tax law and litigation and estate planning. He has represented a great many taxpayers administratively before the Internal Revenue Service and State taxing authorities, and in U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He earned his LL.M. (Taxation) from Washington University in St. Louis in 1991.

In recent years, most of Mr. Dunn’s practice has been in U.S. international taxation and foreign accounts compliance. He has handled hundreds of foreign accounts compliance cases. He writes a treatise, Foreign Accounts Compliance (Thomson Reuters), and two blogs, Foreign Accounts Compliance and Personal Financial Counsel. He also blogs for Newsmax.

Mr. Dunn’s estate planning practice ranges from middle-class estates to large, taxable estates, including those involving a closely-held business. He is expert in Federal estate and gift tax and income taxation of decedents, trusts, and estates.

Mr. Dunn practices in Dunn Counsel PLC, Troy, Michigan.

  • International Taxation and Tax Treaties
    The course surveys U.S. taxation of U.S. and foreign persons engaged in international activities. Topics will include U.S. jurisdiction to tax, tax treaties, allocation of income, transfer pricing, foreign tax credits, etc. It will also explore issues of tax policy in a variety of settings to provide students with the background necessary to understand basic tax principles as well as to contribute to the formation of tax laws and policies at home and abroad.