Eric Fader

Eric Fader

Managing Director; Sales and Use Tax Central Region Leader


BDO Chicago National Office



Executive Summary

Eric Fader is a managing director in BDO’s State & Local Tax services practice with more than 25 years of experience that includes sales/use tax consulting, planning, and advocacy engagements. 

Eric’s sales/use tax advisory practice includes advising clients on states’ power to tax (nexus), taxability of sales/use/lease transactions, exemptions/credit review, responsible person liability, and transaction structuring and planning. Eric assists clients in quantifying and remediating potential sales/use tax exposures. He also performs state tax due diligence on buy and sell-side deal transactions, and he assists clients in defending sales/use tax audits.

Eric is experienced in sales/use tax matters nationwide, having represented clients in industries including finance and leasing, SaaS, professional services, construction, manufacturing, retailing, and wholesaling.

Prior to joining BDO, Eric worked at a Big Four accounting firm, a financial services organization, and a Fortune 500 commercial truck manufacturer. Eric’s state tax career also includes more than 12 years practicing law at a Chicago-based law firm, where he represented clients nationwide.

Eric has presented sales/use tax seminars before various organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), the Chicago Tax Club, and the Illinois CPA Society. As an adjunct professor, Eric has taught tax and accounting classes at various Chicago colleges. He is also the co-author of “State and Local Taxation: Power to Tax,” published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Illinois CPA Society


J.D., DePaul University
B.S., Business Administration (Accounting), Bradley University