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Dean L. Surkin

Dean L. Surkin, JD, LLM, is a tax director at Gettry Marcus CPA, P.C. He has litigated major cases in the fields of taxation, probate and general commercial matters, and has been peer-reviewed by Martindale-Hubbell. He holds the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards, AV.

Mr. Surkin received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1973 (double major in mathematics and political science), his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1976, and his LL.M in taxation from New York University School of Law in 1985. He is admitted to the New York State Bar, the Federal District Courts of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Tax Court.

Mr. Surkin holds the faculty appointment of professor (adjunct) at Pace University Graduate School of Business where he currently teaches partnership taxation. He formerly served as adjunct associate professor at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies where he was program coordinator of the Estate and Gift Taxation and Planning Certificate Program. He also formerly served as adjunct assistant professor at Hunter College, CUNY. He has presented seminars to the Foundation for Accounting Education, the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the American Society of Women Accountants, and many private groups, and has appeared in continuing education videos under the auspices of SMartPros. His most recent presentations have included “Estate Planning after the TCJA,” “Partnership Examinations Under the Centralized Audit Regime,” and “Recent Developments in Taxation Law and Procedure (November 2018).” His published articles on tax law have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, practitioners’ journals, and the popular press.

Notable reported cases:

  • Hutchinson v. Essence Communications, Inc., 769 F.Supp. 541 (S.D.N.Y. 1991)
  • Matter of Paladino d/b/a/ Rem Fos Auto & Truck Service, NY St Div of Tax Appeals DTA No. 808197, June 30, 1994