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Who We Serve

Manufacturing | Distribution | Retail

Who We Serve


Berdon delivers its extensive expertise in guiding closely held businesses—the core of our practice since our founding over a century ago—to advising clients in manufacturing, distribution, and retail. In these sectors, success requires overcoming challenges that extend beyond product and production.

Berdon helps manufacturers and distributors:

  • Enhance operational efficiency by:
    • Setting up controls to monitor inventory, cash flow, sales, and payroll
    • Initiating just-in-time and other resource management systems
    • Developing operational budgets
  • Reduce the tax bite by structuring our clients businesses to maximize tax benefits while meeting the demands of federal, state, local, and international regulations.
  • Overcome international barriers for inbound and outbound transactions by leveraging the Firm’s international accounting and tax expertise.

Some core industry sub-segments are team specializes in includes:

  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Apparel and Accessories
  • Building Materials and Construction Supply Chain
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Food and Beverage
  • Technology and Life Sciences
  • Packaging


For more than 50 years, Berdon professionals have successfully guided clients through the evolutions and revolutions in the retail and manufacturing & distribution industries. Our Firm constantly refines procedures to help ensure profitability, in keeping with the market’s ever-changing landscape.

In this role, Berdon helps our clients:

Improve operations by offering inventive strategies to streamline and upgrade client operations and reduce overall costs. The Firm accomplishes this in a number of ways, including:

  • Performing cost/benefit analyses
  • Strategizing lease negotiations
  • Reducing shrinkage
  • Setting wage and benefit policies
  • Assisting in obtaining financing

Maximize tax positions by:

  • Structuring client businesses to make the most of existing tax benefits
  • Minimizing taxes to businesses and owners through effective tax planning
  • Examining the tax implications of leasing, as opposed to buying equipment
  • Exploring changing IRS rules for independent contractors


Marcy Greenfield, Co-Leader of Berdon’s Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail Practice sat down with our CMO, Frank Vitale, to examine the effect COVID-19 is having on the industry and provide insight on navigating supply chain issues, identifying new streams of revenue, and more.

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