Chad Paul

Chad Paul

Central Leader, R&D and Sec. 199 Tax Services


BDO Milwaukee Office



Executive Summary

Since 2004, Chad has worked full time in the area of U.S. federal and state research and development (R&D) tax credit and incentives services. A Wisconsin native, he recently returned to his home state from California and now serves clients throughout the Midwest.
Over the past 10 years, Chad has provided services to both start-ups and publicly traded companies, mostly in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. During this time he assisted companies in efficiently identifying and documenting R&D tax credits for tax return and FIN 48 purposes. He helped his clients effectively support more than 90 percent of credits claimed on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and/or state taxing authority examination.
Chad’s professional experiences include serving a wide range of companies in the following industries:
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Consumer products
  • Defense
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Software
  • Online retail
  • Retail
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Semiconductor

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


M.S., Accounting, Marquette University
B.S., Business Administration, Marquette University