GBGR employs senior accounting expertise in-house to provide its clients with a robust domestic and international tax compliance service. The firm offers both comprehensive and specialized accounting and tax reporting services for our private clients who seek a high level of technical expertise and personal service in a legally privileged relationship. As a law firm, communications and work product between clients and our CPA employees are subject to the attorney-client privilege.
With regard to our comprehensive tax compliance services, the tax professionals at GBGR are experienced preparers of complex federal and state income tax returns for individuals and entities, gift tax returns, and estate tax returns. In addition, GBGR represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities in the event of tax controversy. On the other hand, GBGR tax professionals sometimes are engaged as specialists who will work alongside an outside CPA firm on matters such as international compliance, fiduciary compliance and accounting, and private foundation compliance.
GBGR has a long-standing reputation for its knowledge and understanding of international tax rules and compliance with the myriad of U.S. information reporting requirements related to international accounts and assets. GBGR tax professionals also regularly assist U.S. taxpayers who have been out of U.S. compliance with their U.S. reporting obligations to come into compliance. Since 2009, the IRS has offered three separate offshore voluntary disclosure programs to U.S. persons who failed to fully report foreign assets. To address client needs, GBGR formally organized and staffed an international tax compliance practice group to assist such taxpayers. When a client has not been compliant with U.S. reporting obligations, GBGR professionals will evaluate whether participation in the offshore voluntary disclosure program or another compliance method is appropriate, and, in either case will prepare remedial reports, amend tax returns, and represent the client before the IRS.
Michael H. Ripp, Jr.
Michael represents high net worth individuals and family offices in the design, implementation, and administration of domestic and international trust, investment, and life insurance structures.View Attorney Profile
Cindy L. Grossman
Cindy has a breadth of experience in corporate and partnership formation and operation, entity conversion and reorganization, business planning, business succession, and asset protection planning.View Attorney Profile
Steven D. Baker
Mr. Baker advises on a wide variety of estate and business succession, charitable giving, and estate and trust administration matters.View Attorney Profile
Lauren M. Fitte
Lauren focuses on the design, implementation and administration of domestic and international estate and business plans for GBGR’s clients.View Attorney Profile
J. Ross Buchholtz
Tax & Accounting
Ross draws upon his extensive experience as a senior certified public accountant to advise clients on a variety of income and transfer tax matters.View Director Profile
Peggy A. Ugent
Tax & Accounting
Ms. Ugent retired as the firm’s Director of Tax and Accounting in April 2018, but she continues to share her extensive experience on an as-needed basis with the firm.View Director Profile
Bruce S. Kentros
Bruce's efforts are focused on complex structure administration and international estate and wealth protection planning.View Coordinator Profile
Christina L. Pedersen
Christina primarily focuses on domestic and international tax compliance and planning for individuals, entities, and trusts.View Coordinator Profile
- New 3.8% Tax on Net Investment Income
- Reporting for Foreign Trusts Entities & Accounts
- 2016 Tax Year End Update (12/14/2016)
- IRS Proposes New Regulations: What You Need to Know (8/23/2016)
- IRS Announces Changes to Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (7/3/2014)
- Net Investment Income Tax Nightmares
- New IRS Filing Requirement for U.S. Persons with Foreign Assets (1/17/2012)