Chris Catarino, CPA, MT

Chris Catarino, CPA, MT

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Villanova University, BS
Villanova University, MT

Chris Catarino, CPA, MT

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Chris started his career with D&S in 2011 as an intern, and began full-time as a tax associate after graduating from Villanova University in 2012.  After being promoted to Managing Associate in 2016, he received his Masters in Taxation from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law in 2017, and was promoted to Principal in 2018.

Since joining the firm, Chris has excelled in the areas of individual and pass-through entity taxation. He has experience working with real estate investments and closely held businesses, including ownership structuring and transaction planning. Chris has also worked with complex high-net-worth individuals and executives on tax and personal financial planning.  Chris is a member of D&S’s LGBT Tax Consulting and Financial Planning Group and is also the firm’s representative to an affinity group exploring the tax and business issues of the emerging medical marijuana industry in Pennsylvania.

Chris has been published in the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council’s quarterly newsletter and the Philadelphia Business Journal. He has also been quoted in TaxLaw360 and is a regular contributor to the Tax Warrior Chronicles blog. His position on the Nova Next Council for Real Estate, the Villanova School of Business and DiLella Center for Real Estate's next generation of real estate industry leaders, as well as his role on D&S’s Lean Six Sigma team, which looks for ways to improve the firm’s internal efficiencies, displays his entrepreneurial and leadership skills.

Born in New Jersey, Chris came to the Philadelphia area to pursue his undergraduate studies at Villanova University, where he graduated cum laude with degrees in finance and accounting. He now enjoys living in Center City. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys putting his finance degree to work by investing and following the stock market.  An avid sportsman, Chris also enjoys golfing and snowboarding and is always up for a game of table-tennis.


NEW! The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) interviewed Chris Catarino, CPA, MT, and Steven Rossman, CPA, MST, to discuss Qualified Opportunity Zones. The podcast was released on July 15, 2019.  Listen here.

June 5, 2019, "Opportunity Zone Structure & Timelines (with Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld)" Listen to the recorded webinar. Corresponding slides.



Scouting Report - Opportunity Funds, While New, Merit Scrutiny - Construction & Real Estate, Spring 2019

Opportunity Zones: Rules finally come out, and yup, they're complex (but manageable) - Philadelphia Inquirer, January 7, 2019

A Trump tax break for investors in some of Philly's hottest neighborhoods - Philadelphia Inquirer, September 24, 2018

Tax Bill's Ambiguity Increases Investors' Litigation Risk (Subscription Required) - Law360 Tax Authority, November 17, 2017

Commuters Rejoice! Philadelphia Residents Working Outside PA. Now Eligible for Wage Tax Refunds - Philadelphia Business Journal, March 30, 2017



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