Clients know that working with Dennis means they always have someone in their corner to help them reduce their tax liabilities, minimize risk of exposure and collaborate on new initiatives. From recommending a more efficient or streamlined process to helping obtain tangible tax savings to reinvest in the business, Dennis listens to clients and delivers what they need.
Since he began his public accounting career in 1998, Dennis has worked at national and regional firms, serving as a technical resource on tax and consulting issues for sophisticated technology and life science, manufacturing, construction and real estate companies. His primary focus, however, is in the area of technology and life sciences. With an engineering background that precedes his accounting days, Dennis interfaces well with engineers, software developers and others involved in conducting research and development activities. In his accounting practice, Dennis performs tax compliance services, FIN 48/ASC 740 (FAS 109) analysis and consulting with early-stage to more mature life science and technology companies in the fields of software, SaaS, robotics, medical device and advanced manufacturing. His specialty areas include research and development (R&D) credits, loss utilization under section 382, state and local tax, deferred compensation and other equity-based compensation arrangements, deferred revenue, convertible debt and related issues. He also consults on restructuring, acquisitions, exits, deductibility of transaction costs and due diligence, and has frequently represented clients successfully before state and federal tax authorities, including throughout the IRS Appeals process.
Allegheny County Bar Association (Section of Taxation)
Speaker on many topics, including R&D tax credits, equity compensation and stock options, and Section 382/383 limitation of tax attributes in ownership changes
- Authored article on federal R&D credits in the Pittsburgh Business Times
Dennis lives in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He and his wife have three active boys who enjoy football, soccer, baseball, basketball and video games. In addition to coaching soccer and taking family trips to Disney World or the lake, Dennis also has a love for technology. He and his sons work on many science projects together, including building a potato gun, model rockets and even a robot. Dennis cautions, however, that they may not be on BattleBots anytime soon.