WASHINGTON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dawn Levy O'Donnell, a former Max Baucus Senate Finance Committee Tax Counsel and, until recently, the EVP of Tax for DC lobbying giant Cassidy and Associates, officially announced the creation of the new innovative consulting firm, D Squared Tax Strategies. D Squared Tax Strategies will work with businesses on the development and implementation of federal tax solutions. D Squared clients will enjoy the benefit of a partnership with alliantgroup, the nation's premier tax incentives services firm.
"I'm so excited to be forming D Squared which will allow me to continue to work with my wonderful, established clients as well as new clients, providing guidance on tax issues and information on current and emerging tax policy. As part of the creation of D Squared, I am particularly pleased to announce the formal relationship with the unique tax firm alliantgroup, especially since my friend and former Senate Finance Committee colleague, Dean Zerbe works for them."
Dean Zerbe, National Managing Director of alliantgroup and former Senior Counsel and Tax Counsel to the Senate Finance Committee for Senator Grassley said, "I have seen first-hand that Dawn's combination of determination, drive, and ebullient personality translates into success on tax issues for her clients. I am really pleased to be working with Dawn at alliantgroup as we did on the Senate Finance Committee. It's like bringing peas and carrots back together – a great relationship for businesses and jobs."
"This new partnership will allow my clients to benefit from alliantgroup's enormous knowledge of tax – particularly in the areas of R&D, manufacturing, and energy. alliantgroup's technical strengths are a perfect fit for the needs of many of my clients," said Dawn.
alliantgroup is a very special tax services firm with more than 300 professionals nationwide, assisting clients in manufacturing, R&D, high-tech, architecture/engineering, and energy in benefitting from the credits and incentives provided in the tax code for their industry. They don't just have lawyers and accountants on staff. They employ individuals with technical expertise – engineers, biologists, chemists, architects, computer software experts, etc. – to assist clients. "I've never seen a tax firm like it before," said Dawn. "They are a very interesting and unique breed."
Dhaval Jadav, CEO of alliantgroup said, "The passion and energy that Dawn brings to helping businesses have their voice heard in DC is amazing. alliantgroup is committed to assisting Dawn. We get to see in real time how the tax code is working or not working on the ground – and what is needed to help businesses grow jobs. Dawn will be able to convey that knowledge to lawmakers."
Dawn also will be joining alliantgroup's prestigious Strategic Advisory Board. Current members of the Board include former IRS Commissioner Mark Everson, former Senator Kit Bond, former Congressmen Jim Ramstad and Rick Lazio, and former Governor Bob Riley.
"We are pleased to provide our clients with the benefit of Dawn's perspective. Together we will leverage our shared strength and diverse experience to help clients work within the current tax landscape and plan for a bright future," said Dhaval.
"With the formation of D Squared Tax Strategies and my partnership with alliantgroup, my clients will have an opportunity to benefit from both my first-hand guidance on taxes and Capitol Hill as well as the intricate insight and knowledge provided by alliantgroup's impressive tax experts. It's a new model of consulting firm for DC," said Dawn. "Exponentially creative tax services."