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EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Jude Coard, a tax partner and Chair of the Tax Department at Berdon LLP’s Jericho office, has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting.  He specializes in advising law and other professional service firms, private equity and hedge funds, and real estate organizations.  Providing a broad range of tax and consulting services, Mr. Coard:

  • Consults on the tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations
  • Develops tax deferral and reduction strategies that integrate the firm’s business and the personal financial needs of the individual partners
  • Advises on structuring tax-efficient business entities
  • Examines the operational structure to identify ways to reduce tax exposure and gain tax advantages
  • Evaluates the tax and economic outcomes of business transactions
  • Devises wealth protection and preservation strategies for high net worth partners 

His broad-based consulting experience extends to:

  • Ensuring compliance requirements are fulfilled while identifying tax advantages
  • Inbound tax planning and compliance for foreign companies and structuring crossborder business investments
  • Guiding foreign nationals and resident aliens working in the United States on tax issues, as well as U.S. citizens temporarily working abroad

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Long Island Association

New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • Partnership Committee
  • International Committee

Mr. Coard frequently provides commentary on tax topics in an array of publications, including The New York Times, Forbes, CNN Money, Fox Business, Long Island Business News, Commercial Investment Real Estate Magazine, Practical Accountant, and WOR Radio.  He has been profiled in LIBN’s “Who’s Who In Accounting” and also speaks before professional groups such as the Foundation for Accounting Education.

EDUCATION AND LICENSES

Mr. Coard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Hunter College and a Master of Science degree in taxation from Long Island University/C.W. Post campus.  He was licensed as a certified public accountant in New York in 1991.