Tony is a Tax Partner in WithumSmith+Brown’s National Tax Service Group and the founding father of the firm’s Aspen, Colorado office. He is a CPA licensed in Colorado and New Jersey, and holds a Masters in Taxation from the University of Denver. Tony’s specialty is corporate and partnership taxation, with an emphasis on complex mergers and acquisitions structuring. Tony has authored many feature articles for the Tax Adviser and Taxes Magazine, as well as research material for CCH and RIA Checkpoint, including CCH’s “CCH Expert Treatise Library: Corporations Filing Consolidated Returns.” Tony is also a regular contributor to Forbes and Forbes.com, where he writes about tax policy and major court decision, and has been quoted many times in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Finance, and CNN Money. Finally, Tony regularly teaches CPE around the country, and has become one of the most in-demand tax lecturers in America.
In his free time, Tony enjoys driving around in a van with his dog Maci, solving mysteries. He has been known to finish the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle in less than 7 minutes, only to go back and do it again using only synonyms. Tony invented wool, but is so modest he allows sheep to take the credit. Dabbling in the culinary arts, Tony has won every Chili Cook-Off he ever entered, and several he hasn’t. Lastly, and perhaps most notably, Tony once sang the national anthem at a World Series baseball game, though he was not in the vicinity of the microphone at the time.