John N. Evans, CPA

Partner-in-Charge, New Jersey Office

John N. Evans
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New Jersey
8 Campus Drive
Suite 401
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Phone: 973.630.5044
Fax: 973.938.6444


John N. Evans, CPA, brings nearly 40 years of experience in corporate tax to his role as the Partner-in-Charge of Marks Paneth’s New Jersey office. He specializes in tax issues affecting closely held businesses and their owners. He has worked on tax matters related to conversions of large, multinational C corporations into S corporations including planning to minimize the tax on subsequent dividend distributions. He has reorganized S corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) so that they could go public and has helped take public companies private. He has also advised closely held businesses on organizing and expanding their international operations and has provided guidance for several complex, tax-free like kind exchanges.

Mr. Evans has practiced public accounting since 1978. He has held numerous leadership positions at both global and national professional services firms, including serving as the worldwide deputy director for enterprise services. In that role, he focused on the business and tax issues that impact both start-up and closely held businesses as well as their owners.

Mr. Evans has served both public and private multinational companies, providing significant international and domestic tax planning advice. He has assisted businesses with structuring and restructuring their operations through mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and expansion into both domestic and foreign markets. He has assisted companies with initial public offerings (IPOs), transition planning, exit strategies and going private. He has advised on conversions to S corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs).

He has served clients in a wide range of industries including consumer business, technology, professional services firms, manufacturing, distribution, wholesale and retail. Mr. Evans has significant experience and expertise in all aspects of Accounting for Income Taxes now contained in FASB Accounting Standards Codification Topic 740.

Mr. Evans is recognized for his expertise on tax matters and has written for and been interviewed by publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, USA Today, Inc., Bottom Line for Business and Crain's New York Business. Mr. Evans has been a featured guest on radio and television broadcasts including CNBC, CNN, Fox Business Cable Network and Smart Money TV's Small Business webcast.


Seton Hall University
Bachelor of Science
Major: Business Administration

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
           Past Member, S Corporation Tax
New York State Society of CPAs
New Jersey Society of CPAs

           Member, Board of Trustees
           Member, Executive and Finance
           2012 Donor of the Year
           Former Chair, Lung Cancer Walk, Long
           Co-Chair, Annual Golf Tournament,
           Long Island


Practice Areas

Taxation for Closely Held Companies
Corporate Tax
Strategic Tax Planning

Licensed In

New York
New Jersey