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Jacob E. Dean - Member


225 N. Market St., Wooster, Ohio 44691

Education & Experience


  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation (2016)
    • Graduate Tax Scholar
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., cum laude (2011)
  • Brigham Young University, B.S., Business Management: Corporate Finance (2008)
    • Heritage Scholar

Bar and Court Admissions/Memberships:

  • Ohio
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Tax Court
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • D.C. Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Wayne County Bar Association

Notable Experience: 

  • Associate at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, Washington, D.C.
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable Judge Albert G. Lauber, United States Tax Court
  • Legal Extern, Professor Michael Sanders, Blank Rome LLP
  • Tax Analyst, The Procter & Gamble Co.
  • Judicial Extern, Chief Justice Thomas Moyer, Ohio Supreme Court

 Awards and Honors:

  • Member of Georgetown team representing the United States at EUCOTAX Wintercourse 2014 in Paris, France
  • Second Place (tie), 2011 Tannenwald Writing Competition, The Theodore Tannenwald Jr. Foundation for Excellence in Tax Scholarship
  • Notes & Comments Editor, University of Cincinnati Law Review

Publications & Lectures


  • Opportunity Knocks: An Overview of Opportunity Zones and Potential Local Impact, Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce and Orrville Development Foundation (2019)
  • A Compliance Overview for Nonprofits,  Community Foundation of Mount Vernon & Knox County (2016)



  • "Applying for Federal Tax-Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3)," with Andrew Segna, Practical Law & Securities, Practice Note (2016)
  • "Do you have that new church app for your iPhone? Making the Case for a Clearer and Broader Definition of Church Under the Internal Revenue Code," 46 Creigh. L. Rev. 173 (2013)
  • "To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Twitter, Broadcasting, and Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure," 53, 79 U. Cin. L. Rev. 769 (2011)


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Community Involvement

  • Trustee, Goodwill of Wayne and Holmes Counties
  • Board Member, Bloomington Medical Services LLC
  • Leadership Wooster Class of 2018
  • Killbuck District Committee Member, Boy Scouts of America (2017)
  • Allocations Committee Member, United Way of Wayne and Holmes County (2017)
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