Wipfli LLP expands Construction and Real Estate Practice


January 13, 2012
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Wipfli LLP (Wipfli) announced today it has expanded its construction and real estate industry practice with the recent addition of Brian Walsh, CPA, as a senior tax manager. Walsh brings more than 20 years of experience in the tax area.

“The construction and real estate industry has faced challenging times over the past few years,” said John Schwab, partner-in-charge of the construction and real estate practice for Wipfli. “Wipfli provides a wide range of services to help construction and real estate companies face those challenges. Through Brian’s deep understanding of the industry and tax planning strategies, he will provide Wipfli clients with focused, value-added tax solutions to help them succeed.”

Walsh has extensive experience in complex tax planning, as well as compliance and taxation for contractors, real estate organizations, and hospitality organizations. Prior to joining Wipfli, he was the quality assurance tax leader for a large, national accounting firm, and a tax manager for a large financial services organization. Walsh is a board member for the Madison Chapter of Construction Financial Management Association and a board member for the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin. Walsh is also a frequent speaker at construction, real estate, and hospitality conferences and has authored numerous tax-related articles in industry publications.

A certified public accountant, Walsh is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He received a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Iowa, and a master of business administration degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

As one of the leading providers of audit, tax and consulting services to construction and real estate companies in Wisconsin and the Midwest, Wipfli’s professionals offer customized services to help clients. From contract compliance to cost segregation to value-added tax planning services, Wipfli’s team of seasoned professionals has helped construction and real estate companies succeed for over 80 years.

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