William Burns

William Burns

Tax Office Managing Partner


BDO Philadelphia Office



Executive Summary

Bill Burns has over 20 years experience in providing tax planning, consulting, and preparation services for an extensive and diverse client base which includes investment groups, real estate developers, real estate funds, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, service organizations, and a host of International business entities. Performing a wealth of tax related engagements, Bill brings particular experience to taxation issues affecting partnerships, closely held businesses and Multi-state/International organizations operating as S corporations or C corporations.

Bill’s experience gives him the ability to advise real estate companies in acquisition and disposition strategies, including 1031 exchanges and tenant in common transactions. He also works extensively with complex partnership issues, including Section 704(b), 704(c), and 752 debt allocations.

Continuously striving to expand and share his expertise, Bill conducts periodic seminars on pertinent tax related policies and procedures, volunteers through the PICPA’s Small Business Assistance Series and has served as an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University’s “Drexel Experience” program.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
British-American Business Council, Member
French American Chamber of Commerce, Secretary and Board Member
German American Chamber of Commerce, Member
Ireland Chamber of Commerce-USA, Member
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants



B.S., Accounting, Drexel University

Community Involvement

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