Stephen J. Dunn, Esq.
Compliance with United States laws concerning foreign income, accounts, and entities
Federal tax controversies
Estate planning and administration
Martindale-Hubble Peer Review Rating: AV (Preeminent)
Mr. Dunn speaks frequently on his practice areas. In 2018 he co-presented on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for the American Bar Association. In 2019 he presented on Foreign Accounts Compliance and International Information Returns for the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. In January, 2020 he co-presented U.S. Tax Reporting of Foreign Retirement Accounts and Other Foreign Trusts for Strafford Publishing. In September, 2020 hepresented Foreign Accounts Compliance Update for Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. On February 25, 2021, he presented on Tax Issues in Litigation and Settlements as part of a Financial Issues in Litigation webinar for the Oakland County Bar Association. On June 22, 2021, he co-presented Foreign Accounts Compliance Update for the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Dunn writes frequently on his practice areas. His Foreign Accounts Compliance blog which may be accessed through this website, features exceptionally high-quality articles. He has also blogged for Forbes and Newsmax. He has published a treatise, Foreign Accounts Compliance, which he is currently updating. In February, 2021 he published Federal Tax Collections in the Pandemic in the Michigan Business Law Journal. His article Michigan Durable Powers of Attorney is currently under consideration by the Michigan Bar Journal.
Mr. Dunn serves on the Thomson Reuters Checkpoint (tax research) Advisory Council.
Mr. Dunn is a member of the State Bar of Michigan (1985) and The Missouri Bar (1988) (inactive). He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States; the United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Sixth, Eighth, and Federal Circuits; the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Western District of Michigan, and Eastern District of Missouri; the United States Court of Federal Claims; and the United States Tax Court. Mr. Dunn has well-developed, effective litigation skills. But he tries to guide his clients away from the expense and emotional trauma of litigation.
Mr. Dunn has taught at The University of Michigan-Dearborn and at Michigan State University College of Law.
Mr. Dunn's professional affiliations include the following:
The American Bar Association and its Sections of Tax Law and Real Property, Trusts & Estates
The State Bar of Michigan Taxation and Probate & Estate Planning Sections
The Oakland County Bar Association and its Business Court & Counsel Committee
Mr. Dunn’s education:
B.S.B.A., cum laude, Accounting, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1978)
J.D., Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana (1985)
LL.M. (Taxation), Washington University in St. Louis (1991)
In law school, Mr. Dunn worked nearly full-time for a South Bend law firm, and was as Associate Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review.
Personally, Mr. Dunn and his wife, Geri, live in Troy, Michigan. They have three children and 13 grandchildren (the 14th is on the way).
Mr. Dunn is in charge of lectors and eucharistic ministers his church. He is a member of the Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School Alumni Association Advisory Board.
Mr. Dunn is an avid fan of Notre Dame football, the Detroit Tigers, the Detroit Lions, and the Detroit Red Wings. He loves reading history. He runs regularly.
A frequent blood donor, Mr. Dunn has donated six gallons of blood through the American Red Cross of Southeast Michigan.