Topic: New Tax Laws and the Impact on Individuals & Businesses
Speaker: Steven N. Smith, CPA, JD & Ross Mendheim, CPA
Steve joined Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith in 1994. He is the senior member of the tax practice group, managing the tax quality control process for the firm. As a member, Steve predominantly focuses on technical tax needs in the areas of S corporations and partnership taxation with an emphasis on transactional work encompassing the life cycle of a business: formation, ongoing operations, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions and liquidations, and the impact on the owners of the business. With more than 30 years of experience in his field, Steve works with all industries represented by Barfield, Murphy, Shank and Smith with an emphasis in real estate, professional service firms, manufacturing and wholesale businesses.
Ross joined Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith in 1995. He is currently in charge of the firm’s Tax Practice. He specializes in tax planning and business consulting for closely held businesses, and, in particular, federal and state income taxation as well as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Ross has experience working with clients in construction, engineering and real estate industries.