Dean J. Gould recently was appointed the director of admissions of the State Bar of Nevada. Prior to assuming that role, Gould practiced commercial real estate and business law in both Michigan and Nevada. Gould was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1979 and the State Bar of Nevada in 2001. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan (AB, with high distinction, 1976) and his law degree from Wayne State University Law School (JD, cum laude, 1979), where he was a member of the Wayne Law Review. Gould was a founding partner of the law firm Jackier Gould, PC in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he is currently of counsel. His law practice focused on sophisticated commercial real estate transactions, sales, acquisitions and financing of real estate, residential and commercial real estate development, mortgage foreclosures, loan and commercial financing work-outs, and related commercial transactions. Gould served as an administrative law judge for the Nevada Department of Business & Industry (Real Estate Division and Mortgage Lending Division), a Nevada Supreme Court settlement judge, an arbitrator for the Eighth Judicial District Court (Clark County, Nevada) Court-Annexed Arbitration Program, and as a foreclosure mediator for the Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was named a Michigan Super Lawyer each year from 2008 to 2013, as well as a Super Lawyer—Corporate Counsel Edition (Real Estate) in 2009, 2011, and 2012. Gould teaches Real Estate Finance, Land Use Planning and Control, and a practice simulation course called Real Estate Transactions. Gould is fluent in Spanish, having lived in Bolivia and Mexico.