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Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge Joins alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board as Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology
HOUSTON, TX (March 21, 2018) – alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Tom Ridge to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board as Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology. Serving as the nation’s first Secretary of Homeland Security from 2003 to 2005 and as the former Governor of Pennsylvania, Gov. Ridge brings to the firm his wealth of experience as a public servant and his extensive expertise on a range of policy issues such as cybersecurity, technology, education and economic development.
As alliantgroup’s new Chairman of Cybersecurity and Technology, Gov. Ridge will leverage his knowledge of cybersecurity issues for the benefit of tech-based clients as well as to guide the firm’s outreach on the various tax credits and incentives available for the benefit of cybersecurity and technology companies.
“From his time […]
alliantgroup’s Rick Lazio Addresses the House Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee on Section 179D
HOUSTON, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Rick Lazio, alliantgroup’s Senior Vice President and former U.S. Congressman from New York, testified before the House Ways and Means’ Tax Policy Subcommittee regarding expired tax provisions, including the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction (Section 179D).
During the hearing, Lazio highlighted why the deduction was not only sound energy policy, but a vital incentive to the designers, engineers and contractors that help drive the American economy. Under Section 179D, building owners who make energy efficient improvements to a building’s envelope, lighting and/or HVAC system are eligible to receive an up to $1.80 per square foot tax deduction.
“Encouraging energy efficient building significantly supports the policy goals of Congress of energy independence and energy efficiency for our nation, while at the same time reducing costs for both businesses and taxpayers,” said Lazio. “Incentivizing the design of […]
HOUSTON, Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce that it has been named an Affinity Partner by the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA). The newly announced partnership further expands alliantgroup’s affiliation with PMPA and will allow the firm to better serve PMPA members in identifying the government-sponsored tax incentives designed expressly for the benefit of the manufacturing industry. To date, alliantgroup has helped PMPA members identify $8.5 million in federal and state tax incentives.
“We are delighted to name alliantgroup an Affinity Partner of PMPA,” said Bernie Nagle, Executive Director of PMPA. “Our organization’s main mission is to ensure our members are able to adapt and thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace. By identifying and making companies aware of the various incentives designed for their benefit, alliantgroup can be a valuable resource for our members.”
PMPA is the leading association representing the precision machined products […]
HOUSTON, Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup and CEO Dhaval Jadav are proud to announce the rollout of the firm’s STEM Scholarship Partnership Program through the firm’s charitable initiative, the Blue Heart Fund. The new program will offer 20 $10,000 scholarships over the next year to the sons and daughters of alliantgroup’s clients and CPA and industry alliance partners. The program goes hand-in-hand with the firm’s recent charitable endeavors in the area of STEM education.
Statistics show that the U.S. is currently suffering from a major shortage of technical talent entering the workforce. Should this trend continue, it will have dire consequences for our country, affecting everything from worker productivity and wages to American competitiveness and economic growth. In order to create the kind of economy that will provide economic opportunity for all Americans and maintain the quality of life our nation […]
HOUSTON, Feb. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of John Repetti, Tax, Audit and Consulting Partner at Citrin Cooperman, to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board. Repetti brings more than 25 years of experience as a CPA advising both international and domestic businesses as well as family offices and high net worth individuals. In his new consultative position with alliantgroup, Repetti will play an important role in advising the firm on its future strategic initiatives.
“I’ve been partnering with alliantgroup for many years now and I can tell you from firsthand experience that you will never find a better or more passionate group of people,” said Repetti. “I am honored to be joining this wonderful organization in a consultative role and I look forward to helping them bring additional value back to American businesses.”
Prior to his current position at Citrin Cooperman, Repetti was the founding Partner […]
HOUSTON, Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav and Executive Director of the National Systems Contractors Association Chuck Wilson were published in IndustryWeek in an article highlighting the importance of cybersecurity protocols.
In the piece, Jadav and Wilson discuss how the advancement of the Internet of Things and cloud-based technologies has increased the importance of internal cybersecurity measures. As businesses have become more reliant on technology and mobile devices, this has in turn increased the number of points of vulnerability and amplified the amount of potential damage a cyberattack can induce on a company. In their article, Jadav and Wilson emphasize how good cybersecurity hygiene requires a company-wide effort from all employees and lists 17 steps all businesses should take in promoting cybersecurity measures.
“Our experts agreed that while no single solution would solve every potential threat, there […]
HOUSTON, Jan. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Tim Cooper, Partner at Cooper, Travis & Company PLC, to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board. A CPA with over two decades of experience in public accounting, Cooper brings to the board a wealth of knowledge on the business and tax issues faced by construction companies. In his new consultative role, Cooper will be advising alliantgroup on its outreach and other strategic initiatives within the construction industry.
“It’s an honor to be joining the board of such a great company,” said Cooper. “Over the years, my firm has partnered with alliantgroup to ensure our clients are claiming the full value they are entitled through various government-sponsored tax incentives. This partnership has been very fruitful for our clients and the economy and I look forward to offering alliantgroup my counsel as they continue to expand their practice.”
Cooper has been concentrating […]
HOUSTON, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce the addition of Jay Feller, Principal and Tax Partner for Somerset CPAs, to the firm’s Strategic Advisory Board. A longtime CPA with over 30 years of experience in business, Feller brings to the board his expansive knowledge on tax advisory issues, specifically in relation to the architecture, engineering and construction industries. In his new consultative position with alliantgroup, Feller will play an important role in advising the firm on its future strategic initiatives.
“From top to bottom, alliantgroup is a fantastic organization,” said Feller. “My personal experiences with their firm have always been excellent and I’m looking forward to working more closely with them to provide even greater value to our clients and U.S. businesses.”
Feller has been with Somerset CPAs since 1991 and is currently the Tax Partner for the firm’s Construction & A/E Team. He is also a principal […]
HOUSTON, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Last month, Congress passed, and the president signed into law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This legislation represents the most comprehensive reform of the tax code in over three decades and implements a number of sweeping policy changes that are intended to provide tax relief for U.S. businesses and encourage long-term economic growth.
The highlights of the legislation include major reductions in individual, business and corporate tax rates as well as the removal (or reform) of a number of incentives to offset rate reductions. Most of the corporate provisions in the new law are permanent while those on the individual side (due to budgetary restraints) are set to expire by the end of 2025. However, it is the expectation of GOP lawmakers that a future Congress will make the changes for individuals and pass-throughs permanent.
On the corporate side, the new law lowers […]
HOUSTON, Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alliantgroup is proud to announce that James Morales and Shahar Pedahzur from the University of Texas, Joshua Ramirez from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Nathan DeVera and Alexandria Hancock from Southern Methodist University have been named the winners of the firm’s STEM scholarship program for 2017. The five $10,000 scholarships awarded through the program were granted to recent high school students from the State of Texas that aim to pursue a career in STEM related fields. The winners were honored during a formal ceremony, with each recipient in attendance presented with a $10,000 check from alliantgroup CEO Dhaval Jadav.
“It gives me great pride to congratulate this year’s scholarship award winners,” said Jadav. “It is my personal belief that every child should have the opportunity […]