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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 as an intern in 2011 and began full-time as a tax associate after graduating from Villanova University in 2012. His rapid rise through the ranks was coupled with earning his Master’s in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law in 2017. Chris became a partner of the firm in 2017.
Chris excels in individual and pass-through entity taxation. He focuses on all aspects of real estate investment and development, including ownership structuring and transaction planning, and is a founding member of D&S's Opportunity Zone practice group. Chris also works with closely held businesses, complex high-net-worth families and corporate executives on tax and personal financial planning.
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, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and is a regular contributor to the Tax Warrior Chronicles blog. His positions on the Nova Next Council for Real Estate (the Villanova School of Business DiLella Center for Real Estate's next generation of real estate industry leaders) and PIDC's Advisory Committee on Impact Development are a testament to 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 spending time with his wife, Lindsay, and his son, Ben. A competitive sportsman, Chris is the undisputed D&S table tennis champion and a less-awarded golfer, though not for lack of trying.


This little-known CARES Act rule could get small businesses more much-needed money - ABC25 Central Texas, November 17, 2020


September 30, 2020 - Schedule K-1 Disclosures of Pass-Through Entities: At-Risk, Basis, and Passive Activity Schedules (Strafford Publications)

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) interviewed Chris Catarino, CPA, MT, and Steven Rossman, CPA, MST, to discuss Qualified Opportunity Zones.

  • The first podcast, on the basics of the new opportunity, was released on July 15, 2019.  Listen here.
  • The second podcast, discussing how 1031 Exchanges can be used, was released on February 10, 2020. Listen here.

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



Tax Fling Season Just Got Even Worse for Some Affluent Investors - Accounting Today - February 15, 2022

Opportunity Zone Funds Confront Potential Tax Hikes, Hot Property Market - Financial Planning - August 31, 2021

Preparing Opportunity Zone Investors for Higher Capital GainsFinancial Advisor - June 7, 2021

Will Capital Gain Rate Changes Kill Opportunity Zone Investments? Quite the Opposite, in Fact Tax Warrior Chronicles -May 20, 2021

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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