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Brittany Besler, MBA, CPA, Esq.

Tax Consulting Attorney

Brittany possesses a unique combination of tax, legal, and business backgrounds, and is a valuable member of AAFCPAs’ Tax practice. She provides tax planning, research, and compliance solutions for corporations, partnerships, nonprofits, individuals, estates & trusts.

Brittany has expertise providing tax credit transaction consulting to ensure clients remain compliant with the complex regulations associated with New Markets tax credits, Low-Income Housing tax credits, federal and state Historic Rehabilitation tax credits, and Solar/Renewable Energy tax credits.

Brittany leads AAFCPAs’ Tax Controversies practice. She has extensive experience performing & directing high-level technical tax research and providing guidance to businesses and high net worth individuals on federal, state, and local tax issues that may arise. She assists clients in overcoming the many hurdles of tax controversies, including responding to tax notices and requests, and serving as an advocate at federal and state tax examinations, tax appeals, and tax settlement conferences.

Brittany assists clients in the creation of appropriate and optimal organizational structures and advises on tax planning and tax exemption compliance. She advises newly-formed and well-established nonprofit clients on meeting compliance requirements of various government agencies, including the IRS rules on fundraising and political activities.

Brittany is admitted to practice law in both Massachusetts and Wisconsin. Prior to AAFCPAs, Brittany was a consultant at national & regional law and CPA firms. She is a frequent speaker at affordable housing tax incentive conferences and forums throughout the country and has authored numerous tax and accounting articles.

 

Prior Experience

  • Krokidas & Bluestein LLP
  • PwC, LLP
  • KPMG, LLP

Education

  • University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN – JD/MBA
  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA – BS Accounting

Professional and Civic Associations

  • Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA)
  • American Academy of Attorney-CPAs
  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association

*The advice provided by AAFCPAs’ Tax Consulting Attorneys is in a consulting capacity only and cannot be considered legal advice or a legal opinion and is not a substitute for the advice of legal counsel.