Novogradac Promotes Seven to Principal

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New Principals Further National CPA Firm’s Reputation in Tax Credit Expertise, Client Service

Novogradac & Company LLP, a national CPA and consulting firm with 18 offices nationwide, elevated seven people to principal. The firm, which specializes in affordable housing, community development, historic preservation and renewable energy, is proud to announce the promotions of Rebecca Darling, Chad Durden and Tabitha Jones of the Atlanta, Ga., office; Tiffany French and Kyle Zochert of the Austin, Texas, office; Alvin Lee of the San Francisco office; and Joe Petrullo of the Dover, Ohio, office.

“My partners and I thrilled to announce the promotions of Rebecca, Chad, Tabitha, Tiffany, Kyle, Alvin and Joe to principal. We are proud of these individuals’ considerable achievements,” said Michael J. Novogradac, CPA, managing partner in the firm’s San Francisco headquarters. “These professionals have demonstrated expertise, leadership and drive, which have enabled them to better serve our clients. My partners and I look forward to continuing to work with these newly promoted principals as we continue to serve the ever changing needs of our clients.”

Ms. Rebecca Darling has experience in all areas of real estate accounting with an emphasis in the new markets (NMTC) and affordable housing sectors. She specializes in audit and taxation of NMTCs and low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) partnerships, including those subject to the auditing requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ms. Darling works closely with the Novogradac NMTC Working Group, a membership organization that is highly regarded for its effort in addressing technical programmatic issues surrounding the NMTC industry. She is a contributor to the New Markets Tax Credit Handbook and frequent speaker at industry events. Ms. Darling earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Kennesaw State University. She is licensed in Georgia as a certified public accountant.

Mr. Chad Durden has extensive experience providing financial consulting and structuring advice to developers of renewable energy projects with a focus on forecast modeling as well as significant experience in research and consulting for HTC projects. He also provides real estate partnership audit, tax and consulting services and has worked extensively with equity sponsors, specializing in LIHTCs. Mr. Durden is also a regular contributor to the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits and a presenter at the firm’s renewable energy finance conferences. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Memphis and is licensed as a certified public accountant in Georgia.

Ms. Tiffany French specializes in accounting and auditing of affordable housing developments. She also assists with transactions subject to the auditing requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and real estate developer consulting. In addition, Ms. French has extensive knowledge of audit consulting services, such as audit preparation and assembly. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Texas State University and is licensed as a certified public accountant in Texas.

Ms. Tabitha Jones specializes in syndicator and developer consulting with an emphasis in real estate partnership audit and taxation. Ms. Jones has extensive experience with affordable housing transactions and specializes in low-income housing and historic rehabilitation tax credits. She also works extensively with equity sponsors in equity fund audit and tax consulting, as well as auditing requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, public housing authorities, and nonprofit organizations. Ms. Jones has worked extensively on financial statement audits, tax return preparation, and final cost certification audits for numerous organizations, including nonprofit organizations, corporations and public housing authorities. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from North Georgia College & State University and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Georgia Society of CPAs. Ms. Jones is licensed in Georgia as a certified public accountant.

Mr. Alvin Lee specializes in real estate and renewable energy transactions by providing audit, tax and consulting services for developers, syndicators and investors. He has extensive experience with financial modeling and financial statement reporting for renewable energy tax credit and LIHTC transactions with emphasis on investment accounting and partnership taxation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley. He is licensed in California as a certified public accountant.

Mr. Joe Petrullo works extensively with equity sponsors and specializes in equity fund audit and tax consulting. Mr. Petrullo also has significant experience working with real estate developers, specializing in LIHTC consulting and financial modeling. He has specialized competencies in conducting U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Multifamily Accelerated Processing Quality Control and Construction Loan Administration reviews as well as experience with LIHTC property compliance. Mr. Petrullo received his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management and quantitative analysis from Mount Union College. He is licensed in Ohio as a certified public accountant.

Mr. Kyle Zochert specializes in accounting, auditing and taxation of real estate partnerships. In addition, he consults with development owners on the compliance and operating aspects of their investments, including Texas cost certifications, investment capital management, cash flow forecasts, sales analyses, partner buy-outs, tax credit recapture and removal of tax credit restrictions at end of compliance period via qualified contracts. Mr. Zochert received a bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in accountancy and finance from Saint Edward’s University. He is licensed as a certified public accountant in Texas, and is a designated Housing Credit Certified Professional.

Novogradac & Company LLP was founded in 1989, and has since grown to more than 500 employees and partners in 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.; and 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 on Novogradac & Company LLP’s personnel and areas of expertise, visit http://www.novoco.com or call (415) 356-8000.

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