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Important Considerations for Adapting to Evolving Market Demands and Changing Business Models by Hector E. Aguililla, CPA

The pandemic and subsequent years of economic uncertainty have proven that change is the one constant business leaders must accept and continually prepare for, not only to survive, but also to thrive over the long term. While changes may involve modifications to specific segments of a business, such as narrowing or expanding geographic distribution, products […]

Congress Passed COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Package, Expands Assistance for Businesses by Edward N. Cooper, CPA

As the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continues to increase, Congress on March 27 approved its third stimulus package to provide more than $2 trillion in much-needed financial relief to U.S. businesses and families. Following is a brief overview of some of the business-friendly provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic […]

How Growing Businesses Can Hack QuickBooks Reporting to Combine Multiple Entities by Debra Sears, CPA

QuickBooks has long been the go-to financial reporting and accounting solution for small-to-mid-size businesses. However, as these companies grow and take on more complex organizational structures, they may find it challenging to combine the financial data and analytics of multiple entities. Rather than continuing to operate with sub-par data or investing significant dollars into robust […]

Multinational Business May Want to Rethink Entity Choice and Other Elections by Andrew Leonard, CPA

The overhaul of the U.S. tax code was signed into law at the end of 2017, yet many taxpayers are continuing to conduct business as usual, paying little attention to how the new law impacts their tax liabilities for 2018 and beyond. To be sure, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in its original […]

Tax Reform for Real Estate Businesses and Investors by John G. Ebenger, CPA

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) that overhauls the U.S. Tax Code represents new, often more-favorable tax treatment for real estate business owners and investors. However, the full benefit of these provisions will require careful evaluation and planning as the IRS catches up to the new law and provides technical guidance. Income Taxes for […]

Year-End Tax Planning Can Yield Significant Savings for Individuals and Businesses by Jeffrey M. Mutnik, CPA/PFS

As 2017 draws to a close, the future of tax and regulatory reform hangs in the balance. The House of Representatives just passed a budget resolution that includes allusions to major modifications to the tax rules, but details are scant. Despite this current environment of uncertainty, the end of the year remains a critical time […]

President Proposes Higher Taxes on Billionaires, Corporations by Joseph C. Leuchter, CPA

The Biden administration recently released its fiscal budget for 2023, which an accompanying fact sheet claims will help lower costs for American families, expand the productive capacity of the American economy and further reduce the deficit. To raise the revenue required to accomplish these goals, the budget proposes to modify existing business and international tax […]

How Can Individuals Prepare for the Start of Tax Season? by Rick D. Bazzani, CPA

The 2020 tax season officially begins on January 27, when the IRS will begin accepting and processing individuals’ electronically filed tax returns for 2019. With the federal filing deadline on Wednesday, April 15, taxpayers have just two-and-a-half months to gather important documents, meet with their tax advisors and pay any outstanding tax liabilities from 2019. […]

How Tax Reform under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impacts You – The Latest by Edward N. Cooper, CPA

On Dec. 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which represent the most comprehensive legislation reforming the U.S. tax code in more than three decades. The new law, which went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018, makes permanent many provisions affecting businesses while setting a Dec. 31, 2025, […]

Owning and Selling C Corporations vs. S Corporations by David E. Kolan, CPA

The pandemic has spurred a tsunami of entrepreneurial new businesses. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a record 5.4 million new business applications were filed in 2021, compared to 4.4. million in 2020 compared to 3.5 million before the pandemic in 2019. Whether these ventures will prove successful remains to be seen, but each one […]

UPDATED – Some Opportunity Zone Investment Deadlines Extended by Federally Declared Disaster for COVID-19 by Arthur J. Lieberman

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a variety of commercial transactions to a screeching halt. For businesses and investors involved in the Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program, this temporary pause can delay their ability to meet the program’s statutory time constraints, which may expose them to excise-tax penalties. However, relief from some deadlines currently is available […]

Treasury Continues to Target U.S. Real Estate Transactions by Ken Vitek, CPA

In November 2019, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) strengthened its efforts to combat money laundering by reissuing its Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) program for U.S. real estate transactions. Under the renewed GTO, which is extended through May 9, 2020, title insurance companies must collect and report the identities of certain beneficial owners behind holding companies and legal […]

Considerations for Foreign Investors in U.S. Real Estate after Tax Reform by Ken Vitek, CPA

U.S. real estate continued to attract foreign investors during the first half of 2019, thanks, in part, to a growing U.S. economy, low interest rates, and strong underlying fundamentals that support predictable cash flow and property appreciation. At the same time, the U.S. tax landscape has changed with the passage of the Tax Cuts and […]

6 Ways to Avoid another Tax Bill in 2019 by Jeffrey M. Mutnik, CPA/PFS

If you are one of the millions of taxpayers who received a smaller-than-expected tax refund or a surprise tax bill after filing your federal income tax returns for 2018, you can take comfort in knowing you are not alone. If you do not want to end 2019 in a similarly disappointing financial position or worse, […]

IRS Warns of Top Tax Schemes for 2019 by Edward N. Cooper, CPA

By Edward N. Cooper, CPA The IRS has issued its annual list of the Dirty Dozen scams that taxpayers should look out for in 2019. Under U.S. laws, taxpayers are legally responsible for the information contained in their tax returns, even when those documents are prepared by someone else. Therefore, it is critical that you […]

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Alex Keneiby, CPA

Alex Keneiby provides tax planning, compliance and consulting services to high-net-worth individuals, real estate developers and entrepreneurs. His experience includes guiding clients through complex partnership structures, real estate transactions and issues relating to federal and state taxes.

Joseph C. Leuchter, CPA

Joseph Leuchter works closely with individuals and businesses on their accounting, compliance and planning. The tax compliance component of his practice is primarily real estate focused and includes complex partnership structures and all aspects of federal and state taxes. In addition, he has a specialized focus on obtaining research and development tax credits.

Tim Brown

Tim Brown leads the firm’s strategy development and delivery of services for high-net-worth, cross-border families, entrepreneurs and closely held businesses. With a diverse career background, Brown has experience leading companies, both established and start-ups, building family office governance structures and advising complex single-family offices on asset protection and deployment. Before joining BPB, he led the […]

Guillermo Campos, CPA

Guillermo Campos has nearly 25 years of experience handling international and domestic tax matters for clients. He specializes in helping high-net-worth individuals, trusts and estates, closely held family companies, including corporations and partnerships with their pre-immigration tax planning issues. Campos advises foreign and domestic high-net-worth families on U.S. income, gift and estate tax matters, cross-border […]

Angie Adames, CPA

For nearly 20 years Angie Adames has provided tax and consulting services to real estate companies, manufacturing, high net worth individuals and closely owned businesses. She specializes in pass-through entities and real estate transactions. She was a member of the National Tax Office Pass-Through Technical Community and Tangible Property Task Force for several years at […]

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Berkowitz Pollack Brant Promotes 8 to Associate Director

July 15, 2022 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs today announced the promotion of eight professionals to associate directors within the firm’s Tax Services and Assurance and Advisory Services practices. “Our firm was founded on the principle of creating a life-long learning environment, where every firm member receives the tools to cultivate knowledge, enhance […]

Berkowitz Pollack Brant Promotes Three to Director

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Barry M. Brant, CPA, Named Top International CPA by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

MIAMI, FL, March 23, 2016 – Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountant’s Director of Tax, Consulting and International Services, has been honored by the International Business Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce as Top International CPA. Brant has been a leader in international tax services for more than 30 years. He helped build […]

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International Tax Services

Our firm’s international tax practitioners are widely recognized as thoughtful advisors, strategic thinkers and valuable business partners. Many of our multi-national clients have worked with us for many years as their companies have grown and evolved. Tax Planning and Compliance Assessing the tax impact of currency fluctuations Branch terminations Federal, state and local tax compliance […]

Estate Planning and Wealth Protection

Estate and Wealth Planning for High-Net-Worth Families and Entrepreneurs High-net-worth families and individuals face a complicated mix of financial issues that can be managed and mitigated by progressive planning. Our team works across global borders to bring creative thinking and comprehensive planning structures to help clients meet their goals. Our team consists of deeply experienced […]

Capital and Financial Services

BayBridge Capital Advisors Transaction and Capital Advisory Services Maximizing value to the shareholders.  Executing liquidity objectives and exit strategies.  Accomplishing growth strategies.  Raising capital.  These objectives require trusted advisors with the right experience.  BayBridge Capital Advisors, an affiliate of  Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors and Accountants, provides value to clients by assisting throughout the transaction process […]

Estate and Wealth Planning for High-Net-Worth Families and Entrepreneurs

High-net-worth families and individuals face a complicated mix of financial issues that can be managed and mitigated by progressive planning. Our team works across global borders to bring creative thinking and comprehensive planning structures to help clients meet their goals. Our team consists of deeply experienced CPAs, financial planners and legal professionals who work together […]

International Private Client Services

Families in our private client group face a complicated mix of financial issues that can be managed and mitigated by progressive estate planning. Our team works across global borders to bring the best solutions to clients, including foreign trusts, wealth transfer strategies, and estate and business planning.

Tax Planning and Compliance for US Companies

With one of the largest tax practices in Florida our team advises on compliance, tax liability, mergers and acquisitions, specialized transactions and strategic tax planning.

International Tax Planning and Compliance

Our firm’s international tax practitioners are widely recognized as thoughtful advisors and strategic thinkers who structure transactions to minimize cross-border taxation.

Real Estate Tax and Advisory Services

Berkowitz Pollack Brant has one of the largest real estate tax practices in Florida. Long-time clients include major developers, property owners and managers, landholders and related construction entities.

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International Private Client Services

Families in our private client group face a complicated mix of financial issues that can be managed and mitigated by progressive estate planning. Our team works across global borders to bring the best solutions to clients, including foreign trusts, wealth transfer strategies, and estate and business planning. High-net-worth individuals, families and closely held businesses typically […]