About Barry

Barry A. 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 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. Barry represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.

A frequent speaker, he 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.

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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
  • Construction Industry CPAs and Consultants (CICPAC), Thought Leadership Committee
  • 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., Past 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
  • AICPA & CIMA Construction and Real Estate Conference, Committee Member

Articles, Seminars & Presentations

  • Tax Update, AGC Financial Issues Forum, January 2024
  • Ethical Practice and the Dangers of Getting too Close to Clients, New England IRS Representative Conference, December 2023
  • Construction Tax Panel, 2023 AICPA Construction & Real Estate Conference, December 2023
  • Estate and Gift Update Planning for the Contractor, 2023 AICPA Construction & Real Estate Conference, December 2023
  • Changes to Research and Development Expense Rules, Surety Bond Quarterly, March 2023
  • Construction Tax Update, 2022 AICPA Construction & Real Estate Conference, December 2022
  • Construction Tax Panel, 2022 AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, December 2022
  • Estate and Gift Update: IRS Challenges to your Clients Best Laid Plans, New England IRS Representative Conference, November 2022
  • 2022 CICPAC Annual Conference – Tax Update
  • Crimnial Tax Day 2022 – Cryptocurrency Update
  • Winter 2022 AGC Financial Issues Committe – Tax Update
  • 2021 CICPAC Annual Conference – Tax Update
  • 201 CICPAC Annual Conference – Tax Panel
  • How New IRS Rules Affect Construction Accounting Methods – Construction Accounting and Taxation, February 2022
  • 2021 AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, Construction Tax Update, Construction Tax Panel
  • Year End Planning for Contractors, December 2021
  • 2021 IRS Representation Conference, November 2021, Understanding Cancellation of Debt and Form 982
  • 2020 AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference
  • Tax Update, The Cares Act and TCJA Revisited, December 2020
  • 2020 AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference Tax Panel, December 2020
  • Keeping the ‘Lion’s Share’: The Appeal of Defined-Benefit Retirement Plans, Construction Executive, December 2020
  • Navigating the Ever-Changing PPP Loan Process for Contractors, AGC WebEd, December 2020
  • 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 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 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 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
  • 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

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