About Richard

Richard Dawson is a Tax & Business Services partner in the Firm’s Portland, Maine, office. Mr. Dawson joined Marcum LLP in 2019 via the merger of Dawson, Smith, Purvis & Bassett, P.A. (DSPB) into Marcum’s New England Region. His significant experience includes reviews and compilations of financial statements, tax and financial planning and compliance, transaction planning, including acquisitions and sales of businesses; stock option planning; charitable gifting and trust and estate planning issues. His areas of concentration include privately owned businesses, high wealth individuals and trusts and tax-exempt organizations, including private foundations.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Portland, past member of the board of directors and past treasurer
  • Institute of Management Accountants – Southern Maine Chapter, past president

Subject Matter Expertise

Tax Accounting
Tax Compliance and Planning

Practice Focus

Closely-Held Businesses
High Net Worth Individuals
Trust Taxation


Bachelor of Science in Business
University of Maine