Steven Dean is professor of law at Brooklyn Law School. His teaching focuses on individual and corporate tax. He writes and podcasts about tax law and social enterprise. His scholarship addresses the impact of neoliberalism and racial capitalism and the evolving relationship between financial profit and social mission evident in the emergence of social enterprise, impact investing, and unregulated philanthropy.
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 has 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.Publications