About Barry

Barry Fischman is a Partner in the Firm’s New Haven, Connecticut office and a member of its National Construction, Real Estate, Business Enterprise Tax Services, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Tax Compliance, Family Wealth Services, and Trusts and Estates practice groups. He has more than 30 years of tax and consulting experience providing services primarily to closely-held businesses. He has a wide range of industry experience including construction, real estate, research and development, professional services, manufacturing and high-net-worth individuals. Mr. Fischman represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.

A frequent speaker, Mr. Fischman is often asked to present on topics regarding income taxation matters for construction companies; research and development credit opportunities; and gift, estate and asset protection planning.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • America Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Tax Division
  • The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA), Construction and Real Estate Committee
  • The Associated General Contractors of America Tax and Fiscal Affairs Committee
  • Connecticut Estate and Tax Planning Council, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Manufacturing Alliance of Connecticut, Inc.
  • Marcum Tech Top 40, Planning Committee
  • University of New Haven Center for Family Business Board of Advisors
  • The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven Inc., Treasurer and Board of Trustees
  • Hope for Fallen Leaves, Board of Directors
  • University of New Haven, Planned Giving Advisory Committee
  • The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, Past Treasurer
  • Connecticut District Exchange Club, Past Treasurer

Articles, Seminars & Presentations

  • Micro-Captives and Conservation Easements: The Fine Line Between Good Tax Planning and Tax Evasion, 2020 IRS Representation Conference, November 2020
  • Understanding Construction R&D Opportunities, Marcum LLP National Construction Webinar, November 2020
  • R&D Tax Credit Applicability and Benefit for the Contractor, Construction Accounting and Taxation, September/October, 2020
  • Tax Reform Revisited and The Cares Act, 2020 CICPAC Annual Conference, August 2020
  • The Taxing Side of Divorce – Trust and Estate Considerations Throughout the Divorce Process, Marcum LLP Advisory Webinar Series, August 2020
  • How does the CARES Act relate to tax relief and cash flow?, BuildCentral Webinar, May 2020
  • COVID-19 Tax Issues: Treasury and Congress Takes Action, Viewpoint Webinar, May 2020
  • COVID-19 Tax Assistance Package, Coronavirus and the Construction Industry, Marcum LLP Webinar, March 2020
  • Tax Update, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Austin, TX Financial Issues Committee Meeting, January 2020
  • 2019 New England IRS Representation Conference, The IRS and Insolvency Issues and The Tax Fallout of Business Breakups
  • 2019 AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, Year End Planning for the Contractor
  • Construction Accounting Methods for Financial Reporting and Income Tax Reporting, Construction Executive, July 2019
  • The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America Financial Issues Forum – tax update, June 2019
  • Alliance Builders – Tax Cut and Jobs Act What We Now Know, May 2019
  • The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America Financial Issues Forum – tax update, January 2019
  • AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference – The Myth of the Rise of C-Corp, December 2018
  • Fundamentals of Construction Tax, AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, December 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • New England IRS Representative Conference The Games Contractor’s Play: IRS Examinations of Contractors Returns, November 2018
  • Connecticut Legal Conference – What Family Lawyers Need to Know About the Changes in Tax Law, June 2018
  • The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America Financial Issues Forum – tax update, June 2018
  • ION Bank – Tax Reform Update, May 2018
  • Alliance Builders – Tax Cut and Jobs Act, May 2018
  • Effective Charitable Planning after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, May 2018
  • CT Estate Planning Council – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017: A Panel Discussion, February 2018
  • CT Matrimonial Lawyers Tax Cut and Jobs Act, February 2018
  • CT CMFA – Connecticut Sales and Use Tax and the Contractor, January 2018
  • The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America Financial Issues Forum – tax update, January 2018
  • Recent Cases and Decisions that Impact the Contractor, AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, December 2017
  • Pre-Year End Tax Strategies – Its Not too Late!, AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, December 2017
  • Tax Accounting Methods and Elections for Contractors, AGC/CFMA Conference, November 2017
  • Conflict in Court Over Income Recognition for Construction Contractors, Construction Executive, June 2017
  • Conflict in Court Over Income Recognition for Construction Contractors, Construction Executive, June 2017
  • Tax Accounting Methods and Elections for Contractors, AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, 2016
  • Fundamentals of Construction Tax, AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, December 2015 and 2016
  • Small Contractor Tax Issues, AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, December 2015
  • FAQs About the 179D Deduction, Construction Executive, December 2015
  • Connecticut Residency Issues, June 2015
  • The Power of Trusts, What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, May 2014
  • Connecticut Sales and Use Tax for Construction Contractors, May 2013
  • Financial vs. Income Tax Reporting, Construction Executive, August 2013
  • Construction Accounting Methods for Financial Statement and Income Tax Reporting – Should They Ever Be The Same?, Construction Executive, August 2013
  • Best Practices in Tax, AICPA National Construction Conference, 2012
  • Tax Issues for Construction Contractors; Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC, June 2012
  • Construction Taxation Workshop, AICPA National Construction Conference, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • New Rules Bring the Importance of Planning to the Forefront, Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation, September/October 2011
  • Construction Accounting Update, Signature Bank, 2011
  • Succession Planning for the Contractor, AICPA National Construction Conference, 2009
  • Business Continuity Planning for the Contractor, AICPA National Construction Conference, 2007
  • Fundamentals of Construction Tax Accounting, AICPA National Construction Conference, 2009
  • Intelligent Estate Planning for the Contractor: Compliance, Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation, July/August 2007
  • Intelligent Estate Planning for the Contractor: The Business, Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation, March/April 2007

Expertise

Construction Tax Accounting
Income Tax Accounting
Pass-Through Entities
Trusts & Estates
Asset Protection Planning
Tax Representation
Research & Development Credits

Industry Focus

Construction
Real Estate
Professional Services
Manufacturing
High-Net-Worth Individuals

Education

Master of Science, Taxation
University of New Haven

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Bryant College

Honors & Awards

Service Provider of the Year, Associated General Contractors of Connecticut, 2019