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Mystica Alexander
Assistant Professor of Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning

With specialties in mergers and acquisitions, exempt-organization issues, and tax planning, she practiced corporate and tax law for several years before moving into academia. Her teaching assignments at Bentley include business law and ethics as well as courses in the Master of Science in Taxation program.

As a researcher, she explores the ethical and social responsibility of business, tax policy issues, state and local taxation practices, and the role of tax law in encouraging and supporting social responsibility of business. Her articles for leading journals include “Representing the S Corp Client: Tools of the Trade and Appellate Judges” and “Philosophical Theories: Judicial Philosophy or Mere Coincidence?”

Alexander has presented papers at the 47th annual Combined Institute on Federal and State Taxation and the annual conference for the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, among others. She earned a JD at Harvard University Law School.

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Joseph Darby
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning

Darby is a business lawyer who primarily represents high-tech and biotech clients. His teaching interests include Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax and Business Law, and Intellectual Property Law.

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Paul Dee
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning

Dee serves as a consultant to attorneys and certified public accountants. His teaching interests include Tax Practice and Procedure, Substantive Income Tax Courses, Corporate Taxation, and Tax Dispute Resolution.

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Stephanie Jacobson
Adjunct Instructor of Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning
Paul Kohout
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning

Kohout's private-sector experience includes 24 years in public accounting followed by four years in publicly traded companies as head of Taxation. His teaching interests include corporate tax, state and local tax, not-for-profit tax, research and writing.

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Stephen Kurzman
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning

Kurzman is a legal partner in Kurzman, Scibetta & Demnpsey, LLP, based in in Canton, MA.

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Paul Mark
Adjunct Lecturer of Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning

Mark is a CPA with an MBA from Babson's Graduate School of Business. Paul is currently an assistant vice president of tax at John Hancock Financial Services, where he focuses on the taxation of mutual funds and other investment products.

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Joseph Newpol
Professor of Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning

Newpol's current teaching and consulting activities involve distance learning and the federal taxation of individuals, pass-through entities, small businesses and international transactions. Joseph is a former tax attorney for Gillette and supervising tax specialist for Coopers and Lybrand. 

Additionally, Newpol is a regular panelist for the Federal Tax Conference of the Massachusetts Association of Public Accountants and the Bentley National Institute on Federal Taxation. He is a recipient of Bentley’s Gregory H. Adamian Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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Stephen Politi
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning

Politi's research interests include federal, state and local taxation, and corporate, probate and real estate law.

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Arthur Reed
Senior Lecturer of Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning
Scott Thomas
Lecturer of Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning

Thomas is a lecturer of Law and Taxation with focused expertise in multistate income tax planning and a broadbased knowledge of federal taxation.

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