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Brittany Besler, CPA, JD, MBA

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 advises businesses and individuals on various federal, state, local and foreign tax-related issues, including counseling clients on the consequences of new and updated tax laws. She 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 evaluates information provided by the client and devises strategies to solve present financial issue, and anticipates those that may arise. She executes on project-related tax research and analysis, performs tax basis calculations and other related tax studies, and evaluates and assesses risks associated with complicated tax problems or controversies.

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 leads training programs for internal clients, regional & national industry associations, and team members. Most recently, she presented How to Maintain Nonprofit, Tax-Exempt, and Public Charity Status to nascent Massachusetts nonprofits in collaboration with Lawyers Clearinghouse.

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