Biography

Sid has practiced taxation since 1978, with a focus on federal income and estate taxation of automobile dealerships. He leads the tax practice within the firm’s national Automotive & Dealer Services Practice, and serves on the firm’s Dealer Services Group Steering Committee and Business Transition Committee. In addition to authoring articles on ownership succession and other matters pertinent to dealership taxation issues, he is a nationally recognized speaker at automotive organizations, including 20 Groups and dealer consulting groups. Sid is regularly retained to consult on taxation issues relating to dealer shareholder agreements, entity structuring, acquisitions, and reorganizations. He has also taught continuing professional education seminars and college-level classes.

His specific experience includes:

  • Entity structure and ownership transitions
  • Advising clients on the purchase and sale of businesses
  • Due diligence for public and nonpublic dealerships
  • Specific projects to manage corporate federal income taxes
  • Dealership-specific tax studies
  • Representation in audits and favorable resolution for clients in disputes with IRS and state tax personnel
  • Systems and internal controls specific to dealerships

Selected Publications

Professional Affiliations

  • Committee chairperson, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Praxity Dealer Services Group
  • Member, Praxity Dealer Services Group Steering Committee
  • Member, Snohomish County Estate Planning Council
  • Member, Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Washington State Automobile Dealers Association

Community Involvement

  • Former chairperson, YMCA Endowment Committee
  • Former chairperson, Regional Salvation Army
  • Former treasurer, Everett Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Rotary Club of San Diego

Education

  • BS, accounting, Central Washington University (cum laude)
  • MS, taxation, Golden Gate University