SENIOR MANAGER, TAX SERVICES
Connor began his professional career in 1997 and joined LaPorte in 2019. He provides tax compliance and planning services to his clients, with a focus on small business advisory services, closely held business succession planning services, and individual tax planning services for business clients’ shareholders and owners. Connor has served a variety of clients over the years and has extensive and diverse public accounting experience in both the audit and tax arenas. He has worked at a large regional CPA firm, a small local firm, and a multinational joint venture as a member of its senior management.
Connor is a co-leader of LaPorte’s Professional Services Industry Group. Based on his broad range of experience, he can provide unique insights addressing his clients’ challenges and opportunities. Connor has advised clients in the fields of architecture, dentistry, engineering, investment advisory services, law, medicine, and veterinary medicine. He has advised on industry-specific accounting methods, partner buy/sell agreements, business continuity, succession planning, cash management, and business management using key performance indicators. For Connor’s law firm clients specifically, he regularly consults on partner capital account issues, partner compensation, and law firm tax planning strategies.
Using the lessons learned from decades of experience, Connor helps his clients navigate the issues that face contractors. These include job costing, revenue recognition, changes to the available methods of tax accounting brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and strategies to help contractors take advantage of the §199A Qualified Business Income Deduction. A member of LaPorte’s Construction Industry Group, he has experience with large general contractors, specialty oil rig construction contractors, and single-family dwelling/residential renovation contractors.
A member of LaPorte’s Real Estate Industry Group, Connor serves clients as diverse as the real estate they own, including large apartment complexes, commercial buildings, warehouse space, and single family homes. He has helped numerous real estate clients generate tax savings through cost segregation studies and other tax planning measures.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Louisiana State University
Certified Public Accountant
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants
Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Scoutmaster, Assistant Cubmaster
Ducks Unlimited Covington/Mandeville, Committee Member
Northcross United Methodist Church
Fox 8 News Interview, “2020 Tax Implications for the Self-Employed Brought on By the CARES Act and American Rescue Plan.” April 2021
Louisiana State Bar Association, “Update on the Paycheck Protection Program and Employee Retention Tax Credit due to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.” April 2021
New Orleans CityBusiness Webinar, “The First 100 Days, The Biden Tax Roadmap and What This Means for Individuals, Businesses and Estates.” January 2021
Certified Financial Analysts (CFA) Society Louisiana, “Two Laws Less Than 365 Days Old Affecting the 1 Goal of All Americans in a COVID-19 World.” November 2020
New Orleans CityBusiness Webinar, “Tax Planning Tips for Those Impacted by COVID-19.” November 2020
Fox 8 News Interview, “Financial Protections and Tax Implications in the Time of COVID.” May 2020
Client Webinar, “How the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Will Impact You: A First Look.” April 2020
Fox 8 News Interview, “CARES Act Individual Provisions and You.” April 2020
MoneyShow, “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Updated Guidance.” April 2020
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