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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
  • Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
  • Packaging
  • Technology

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

In this role, Berdon helps our retail 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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