Instructor Bio

 

   

 

Instructor Biography

Patrick J. Duffany J.D.,CPA

Patrick Duffany, CPA, J.D., is a partner at CohnReznik and Director of the firm’s State and Local Tax Practice where he specializes in multi-state taxation with an emphasis on New York and Connecticut matters. Patrick has more than 20 years of public accounting experience, including 17 years as the lead SALT professional for multinational and multistate companies while with a Big Four firm. Patrick provides guidance and assistance with day-to-day state and local tax matters in connection with various taxes including income/franchise, sales and use, conveyance, property, and gross receipts taxes and is a frequent speaker on a wide range of state tax topics. Patrick initiated and managed the implementation of sophisticated and complex corporate restructurings and assisted with other transaction-related tasks, including due diligence and post-merger integration issues. Patrick also has significant experience representing clients before state tax authorities, including audit, refund claims, voluntary disclosures, appeals, ruling requests, and petitions, and with respect to various issues and areas such as forced combination, unitary business, discretionary authority provisions, apportionment, and alternate apportionment methodologies. Patrick is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Connecticut Bar Association, and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA). He is currently serving his third term as chair of CTCPA’s State Tax Committee and also serves on the Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s state tax committee, as well as participating in working groups with the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services. Patrick is also a member of the board of directors of Junior Achievement of Southwest New England and is a member of the CSCPA’s Advisory Council. Patrick received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Western Connecticut State University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law.