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Dean Zerbe

Dean Zerbe is National Managing Director for alliantgroup and is based out of alliantgroup’s Washington, D.C. office. In this role, Dean is responsible for, among other things, monitoring tax-related legislative activity in Washington to help keep our clients and staff informed and help direct alliantgroup’s service offerings to ensure we are meeting client needs.

Prior to joining alliantgroup in February, 2008, Dean was Senior Counsel and Tax Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, where he worked closely with then Chairman of the Finance Committee, Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) on tax legislation. During his time on the Finance Committee, Dean was intimately involved with almost every major piece of tax legislation that was signed into law – including the 2001 and 2003 tax reconciliation bills (representing two of the largest tax cuts in the nation’s history); the JOBS bill in 2004 (corporate tax reform); and the Pension Protection Act.


  • BFA, Film Production, New York University
  • J.D. (high honors), George Mason University
  • LL.M., Taxation New York University School of Law


  • Federal and state tax credits and incentives
  • U.S. tax policy


[email protected]
P 202.342.0009
F 202.342.1904
Willard Office Building, 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue,
N.W. Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20004


During Dean’s career in public service and as an alliantgroup National Managing Director, he has published articles in various publications and is a media go-to source for commentary on tax policy and other issues in which he has expertise. Dean writes a regular tax column on and has recently been published or quoted in the following media:

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