Novogradac & Company LLP Welcomes Thomas Stagg 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 Thomas Stagg 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. Stagg works out of the firm’s metro Seattle office.

“We are very happy to announce the promotion of Thomas to partner,” said Michael J. Novogradac, managing partner in the firm’s San Francisco office. “Thomas has garnered acclaim for his ability to explain complex technical topics to both tax and non-tax professionals.”

“I am very excited for this new stage in my career as a partner for Novogradac & Company LLP,” said Mr. Stagg. “I look forward to finding new, innovative ways to help the firm better serve its clients.”

Mr. Stagg specializes in audit and tax services for real estate transactions. He has extensive experience with low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) deal structuring, including assisting developers and investors in navigating acquisition and rehabilitation developments as well as Year 15 disposition issues. In addition, Mr. Stagg has also assisted many clients in applying for and obtaining LIHTCs. He has extensive experience in performing IRC Section 42 tax credit property compliance testing and regularly contributes articles regarding the complexities of IRC Section 42 tax credit property compliance to the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits, and contributes to the Novogradac Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Handbook and Novogradac LIHTC Property Management Handbook. Mr. Stagg is a frequent speaker at industry events and at Novogradac & Company LLP’s affordable housing conferences and webinars. Mr. Stagg received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. He is licensed in California and Washington as a certified public accountant.

The firm also welcomed Eric Barnett of the Walnut Creek office and Jeff Nishita of the San Francisco office and Matt Meeker and Dirk Wallace of the Dover, Ohio, office to the partnership.

Novogradac, which recently 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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