Richard Hanson

Richard Hanson

Tax Partner


BDO Chicago Office



Executive Summary

Rich Hanson is a Core Tax Services Partner in BDO’s Chicago Wabash Avenue Office. He has more than 25 years of public accounting experience and provides tax, business consulting, accounting, and audit services to businesses and individuals. 

Rich has accumulated significant experience in the financial services and real estate industries, serving real estate developers, managers and  investors; investment advisory firms; law firms; restaurants; broker/dealers and hedge funds; finance companies; and insurance companies and agencies. He works closely with the high-net-worth entrepreneurs who own these entities to provide high-level tax consulting and strategic planning ideas.  

He has consulted with clients on unique industry-specific issues, including financing transactions and loan structures; like-kind exchanges; compensation structure issues; and phantom equity plans. He has assisted in various non-traditional engagements, including litigation related to misappropriation of assets; due diligence for business acquisitions; and cost certification. He has also assisted clients in successfully dealing with various regulatory agencies at both the state and federal levels.

Rich speaks frequently at seminars and events on the accounting and tax aspects of investments in real estate and real estate transactions and planning.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Illinois CPA Society
Real Estate Investment Association


M.S., Taxation, DePaul University
B.S., Accounting, Southern Illinois University