John N. Evans, CPA

Senior Consultant

John N. Evans
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New Jersey
4 Campus Drive
Suite 200
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Phone: 973.630.5044
Fax: 973.938.6444


John N. Evans, CPA, brings over 40 years of experience in corporate and individual tax to his role as Senior Consultant at Marks Paneth LLP. 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.

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.

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.


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 Certified Public Accountants
New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants

Other Affiliations: 
           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

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