Financial Poise

Stephen G. Dennis

Practice Areas:  Business valuation, tax planning and consultation, business and individual income taxation, and trust and estate taxation.
Biographical Notes:  Mr. Dennis is a partner at Baune Dosen & Co LLP where he heads the firms Business Valuation and Litigation Support Department and is actively involved in various tax matters.

He is frequently engaged as an expert to determine the value of closely-held corporations and professional practices for purposes of marital dissolution and fair value proceedings, ESOP administration, estate and gift planning and corporate planning purposes. He is additionally called upon to determine lost profits and damages in contract disputes and other civil actions.

Mr. Dennis is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, with high distinction, and the University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude. He is “Accredited in Business Valuation” (ABV) by the American Institute of CPA’s.

He is a frequent speaker on the topics of business valuation, taxation, and the financial aspects of divorce to professional groups such as Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, the Minnesota District Judges Association, the Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, the Minnesota Society of CPAs, the North Central Chapter of the Institute of Business Appraisers, the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the Minnesota State Bar Association and a number of private law firms.

He served as an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School for almost 20 years, and also as an adjunct Professor in the Masters in Business Taxation program at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

Mr. Dennis is a member of the American Bar Association – Taxation and Family Law Sections, the Hennepin County and Minnesota State Bar Associations, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, is past Chairman of the Minnesota Society of CPA’s Committee on Federal and State Taxation, and a past Chairman of the CPA Tax Roundtable (Minneapolis).

He is listed in “Best Lawyers in America: Directory of Expert Witnesses,” and has been named a “Super CPA” by Minnesota Law & Politics and Twin Cities Business Monthly in every listing that they have published.

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