GABB CPA’s Discussed Tax Law Impact on Businesses
Wondering how the new tax laws will affect your business? Three certified public accountants discussed how tax law changes will affect businesses, individuals and business valuations during the March 27 meeting of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers.
The three accountants also answered questions from the GABB, the state’s only association of professionals who work to facilitate the purchase and sale of businesses and franchises. The GABB meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Atlanta Realtors Center at 5784 Lake Forrest Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30328. The meeting was preceded by a free breakfast and networking session sponsored by corporate attorney Germaine Curtin.
The panelists were: Gary Massey, CPA, MBA, MST, founder and managing director of Massey and Company; Andrew Moore CPA, tax senior manager of Frazier & Deeter; and Will Geer CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, MAFF, CFE, ASA, CMAP, a founding partner of Geer & Associates, PC.
Gary Massey, CPA, MBA, MST has worked in public accounting formore than 25 years, including a 10-year period at Ernst & Young, Coopers & Lybrand and KPMG. He specializes in tax compliance, tax planning and representation of taxpayers before the IRS. He earned a BA in History, Summa Cum Laude, at Brandeis University. He also earned an MBA in Accounting and MS in Taxation from Fordham University.
Andrew Moore CPA is an active member of his firm’s pass-through team and participates in the overall delivery of tax compliance, consulting, and planning services offered. Prior to joining Frazier & Deeter, Andrew led major initiatives that include helping clients implement the IRS Tangible Property Regulations and filing related accounting method changes which resulted in his clients saving millions of dollars in taxes. Before joining Frazier & Deeter, Andrew spent just over nine years working with clients in the automotive, manufacturing & distribution, trucking, legal, technology, and service based industries at various other accounting firms in Atlanta.
Will Geer CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, MAFF, CFE, ASA, CMAP is a founding partner of Geer & Associates, PC, a firm of CertifiedPublic Accountants and advisors in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Geer performs construction, governmental, franchisor, and not-for-profit audit and accounting functions, consults on tax matters and controversies, and provides forensic and valuation services for its clients. Mr. Geer is responsible for creating both the tax practice, audit practice and forensic accounting practice his firm. Prior to founding his firm, Mr. Geer worked for a large regional accounting firm and worked for a United States Bankruptcy Trustee in the Southern District of Georgia. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Florida State University with and then a Masters of Business Administration from Georgia Southern University.
The GABB is the state’s only association of professionals who work to facilitate the purchase and sale of businesses and franchises. The group includes business brokers as well as lenders, attorneys, business appraisers, insurance agents, environmental specialists and other professionals. GABB’s member business brokers work with businesses of all sizes to help them through all steps of selling their company: valuation, marketing, financing, and closing. Aspiring business owners also work with business brokers to purchase existing businesses at a fair price.