Instructor Biography

David M. Sheehan, JD

Mr. Sheehan practices in State and Local Tax.

His practice focus is Income and Incentives (Income and Franchise Tax) and Real estate/Partnerships.

He currently serves as an at-large member of the Steering Committee of the Tax Section of the Boston Bar Association and has previously served as the co-chair of the Tax Section of the Boston Bar Association and as co-chair of the State Tax Committee of the Boston Bar Association.

He is a current member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants' Combined Reporting Task Force.

Mr. Sheehan has participated on panels commenting upon Massachusetts tax issues in the areas of corporate excise, sales and use tax and/or administrative procedure for the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, the Massachusetts Taxpayers' Foundation and the Tax Executives Institute, as well as made presentations to industry groups.

As KPMG's Director of Massachusetts Tax Services in Boston, Mr. Sheehan provides audit controversy representation and tax technical consulting. He also serves as the state tax specialist for Massachusetts and Maine within KPMG's State Tax Resource Network.

Mr. Sheehan has 18 years of tax experience, spread among public accounting, government service and industry. He has been with KPMG for two years. Prior to working for KPMG, Mr. Sheehan worked for several years in the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, first as a staff attorney and then Chief of the Rulings and Regulations Bureau. Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Sheehan served as House Research Director for the Joint Committee on Taxation of the Massachusetts Legislature.

Mr. Sheehan received his B.A., at St. Olaf College, his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, and his M.A. from the University of Chicago.