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Scott A. Barnard

Partner, CPA
703 923 8555

Scott Barnard, tax partner and East region tax leader in our Tysons, Va. office, has more than thirty years of experience. Scott provides tax services to a broad range of clients. He works closely with his clients in evaluating, planning, and structuring transactions, acquisitions, and divestitures. Scott serves and works with several private equity firms and has consulted on industry consolidation plays.


  • Assists with mergers and acquisitions, including tax due diligence, and deal structuring for strategic and institutional buyers and sellers
  • Works with closely held businesses and publicly held companies, providing tax planning and consultation for the entities as well as the owners
  • Structures investment in high-growth entrepreneurial entities, including planning and implementing tax attribute and tax minimization strategies
  • Prepares and reviews corporate, partnership, and individual tax returns, and represents clients before the IRS and state tax authorities
  • Consults with his clients on various aspects of their businesses, including accounting methods, corporate and partnership structuring, compensation-related matters, including equity-based compensation; tax credits, inbound and outbound international tax matters, and state and local taxes
  • Assists companies going through corporate reorganizations and conversions, including planning regarding conversions to S-corporation status and conversions to and from partnership or corporate solutions
  • Assists with ASC 740 (formerly FAS 109 and FIN 48) analysis and consultation
  • Previously served as a partner with a global firm


The American University (Washington, DC)
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Accounting