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Barry Fischman

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Barry Fischman is a Partner in the Firm's New Haven, Connecticut office and a member of its National Construction, Real Estate, Business Enterprise Tax Services, High-Net-Worth Individuals, Tax Compliance, Family Wealth Services,and Trusts and Estates practice groups. He has more than 30 years of tax and consulting experience providing services primarily to closely-held businesses. He has a wide range of industry experience including construction, real estate, research and development, professional services, manufacturing and high-net-worth individuals. Mr. Fischman represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.

A frequent speaker, Mr. Fischman is often asked to present on topics regarding income taxation matters for construction companies; research and development credit opportunities; and gift, estate and asset protection planning.

Professional & Civic Affiliations
  • America Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Tax Division
  • The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA), Construction and Real Estate Committee
  • The Associated General Contractors of America Tax and Fiscal Affairs Committee
  • Connecticut Estate and Tax Planning Council, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Manufacturing Alliance of Connecticut, Inc.
  • Marcum Tech Top 40, Planning Committee
  • University of New Haven Center for Family Business Board of Advisors
  • The Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven Inc., Treasurer and Board of Trustees
  • Hope for Fallen Leaves, Board of Directors
  • University of New Haven, Planned Giving Advisory Committee
  • The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, Past Treasurer
  • Connecticut District Exchange Club, Past Treasurer
Articles, Seminars & Presentations
  • Conflict in Court Over Income Recognition for Construction Contractors, Construction Executive, June 2017
  • Tax Accounting Methods and Elections for Contractors, AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, 2016
  • Fundamentals of Construction Tax, AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, December 2015 and 2016
  • Small Contractor Tax Issues, AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference, December 2015
  • FAQs About the 179D Deduction, Construction Executive, December 2015
  • Connecticut Residency Issues, June 2015
  • The Power of Trusts, What You Don't Know Can Hurt You, May 2014
  • Connecticut Sales and Use Tax for Construction Contractors, May 2013
  • Financial vs. Income Tax Reporting, Construction Executive, August 2013
  • Construction Accounting Methods for Financial Statement and Income Tax Reporting - Should They Ever Be The Same?, Construction Executive, August 2013
  • Best Practices in Tax, AICPA National Construction Conference, 2012
  • Tax Issues for Construction Contractors; Surgent McCoy CPE, LLC, June 2012
  • Construction Taxation Workshop, AICPA National Construction Conference, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • New Rules Bring the Importance of Planning to the Forefront, Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation, September/October 2011
  • Construction Accounting Update, Signature Bank, 2011
  • Succession Planning for the Contractor, AICPA National Construction Conference, 2009
  • Business Continuity Planning for the Contractor, AICPA National Construction Conference, 2007
  • Fundamentals of Construction Tax Accounting, AICPA National Construction Conference, 2009
  • Intelligent Estate Planning for the Contractor: Compliance, Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation, July/August 2007
  • Intelligent Estate Planning for the Contractor: The Business, Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation, March/April 2007
Subject Matter Expertise

Income Tax Accounting
Trusts & Estates
Asset Protection Planning
Tax Representation
Research & Development Credits

Practice Focus

Real Estate
Professional Services
High-Net-Worth Individuals


Master of Science, Taxation
University of New Haven

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Bryant College

Related Insights & News

Construction Executive published an article by Barry Fischman and Michael D’Addio on the new income recognition standard for construction contractors.


The 9th Circuit Court's review of how construction contractors should recognize income had a somewhat surprising outcome. The key question being considered was: When should ....

Construction Executive Publishes Article by Tax Partner Barry Fischman, About 179D Deduction


The Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction (179D) is a section of the tax code that rewards the design and installation of energy-efficient interior lighting, ....

Joseph Natarelli, National Construction Industry Group Leader & Barry Fischman, Tax & Business Services Partner, Article "Financial Vs. Income Tax Reporting" Featured in Construction Executive


Many contractors wonder why the amount of net income on their financial statements differs from the amount of taxable income on their tax returns. Simply ....

Barry Fischman, Tax & Business Services Partner, Quoted in Reuters Article "New Estate Tax Rules Call for New Planning Tactics"


After years of changes and political arm-twisting, the federal estate tax rules became clear and stable with the year-end fiscal cliff deal. They are now ....

Barry Fischman, Tax & Business Partner, Quoted in Accounting Today - Obama's Dubious Deal with the GOP


President Obama’s announcement on Monday of a compromise agreement with the Republican leadership should bring some end-of-year certainty to the tax landscape, but questions remain.




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