Novogradac & Company LLP Welcomes Eric Barnett to the Partnership

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National Certified Public Accounting and Consulting Firm Promotes Five Partners in Offices Across Country

San Francisco-based accounting and consulting firm Novogradac & Company LLP has welcomed Eric Barnett to the partnership. The firm, which specializes in affordable housing, community development, historic preservation and renewable energy tax credits, has 44 partners in 18 offices nationwide. Mr. Barnett works out of the firm’s Walnut Creek office.

“We are very happy to announce the promotion of Eric to partner,” said Michael J. Novogradac, managing partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. “Since joining the firm as a staff accountant, he has taken on numerous new roles and responsibilities, including his active recruiting role, conducting on-campus interviews. We are very happy with his contributions and look forward to working with him as a fellow partner moving forward.”

“I am very excited to assume this new leadership position with the firm,” said Mr. Barnett. “I look forward to finding innovative solutions to our clients’ needs and continuing to help recruit new talent to the firm.”

Mr. Barnett specializes in auditing financial statements and the preparation of tax returns for numerous entities, including affordable housing organizations, commercial real estate developers, for-profit homebuilders, nonprofit organizations and investment companies. Mr. Barnett joined Novogradac & Company in 2000 and has obtained a wide range of experience with low-income housing entities in the nonprofit sector. He received his bachelor’s degree in business economics with an accounting emphasis from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is licensed in California as a certified public accountant.

The firm also welcomed Jeff Nishita of the San Francisco office, Thomas Stagg of the Seattle office, and Matt Meeker and Dirk Wallace of the Dover, Ohio, office to the partnership.

Novogradac, which just celebrated its 25th anniversary, began operations in 1989, and the allied group of Novogradac companies has since grown to more than 500 employees and partners with offices in San Francisco, Walnut Creek and Long Beach, Calif.; the Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Ga., Detroit, Mich., Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo.; Seattle, Wash. metro areas; Boston, Mass.; Austin, Texas; Dover, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; New York, N.Y.; Portland, Ore.; Chicago, Ill; and Naples, Fla. Specialty practice areas include tax, audit and consulting services for tax-credit-assisted multifamily and affordable housing, community revitalization and rehabilitation of historic properties. Other areas of expertise include military-base redevelopment, preparation and analysis of market studies and appraisals of multifamily housing investments and renewable energy tax credits.

For additional information about Novogradac’s personnel and areas of expertise, visit or call (415) 356-8000.

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