John is a partner in the National Tax Practice TARAS Group.  John has advised clients in various industries including retail, pharmaceutical, entertainment, sports, construction, technology, and others in accounting for income taxes under ASC 740, planning and structuring transactions and taxation of partnerships and partners.  He advises on ASC 740 considerations arising in business combinations, restructurings, divestiture transactions, and international tax planning.  John is a frequent speaker on accounting for income taxes and is an instructor in several of the firm’s training and educational programs related to accounting for income taxes.  In addition to his client serving role, John has also served as the Northeast Sub-Area Channel 1 Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory Services Leader.  John has over 24 years of experience with Ernst & Young, LLP and is a graduate of Brooklyn Colleges (BS, Accounting), Fordham University (MS, Taxation), and William Howard Taft University (JD).  He is a CPA in New York and a member of the California Bar Association as well as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, American Bar Association and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.