Robert C. Lickwar, Partner

Experience
Bob has 24 years of experience as a practicing CPA, and has worked exclusively with privately held businesses and owners to provide compliance services and sophisticated tax planning strategies including like-kind exchanges, tax efficient workouts and restructurings, reorganizations and estate planning services. He has assisted the firm’s clients in the development of tax-favored and other retirement plans, and has worked with the firm’s partners in developing tax efficient succession transitions, including acquisitions and sales of businesses. He also has extensive experience in dealing with tax authorities at both the federal and state levels.

Specialty Areas
Bob is one of the foremost experts in the taxation of small businesses and their owners, specializing in many areas of domestic taxation, including real estate, multi state, business and individual taxation. Due to his expertise, he is a frequent presenter of tax training seminars for accountants nationwide.

Education, Professional Development and Memberships
Bob graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a B.S. degree in Accounting in 1985. He completed the Master of Science in Taxation program at the University of Hartford.

He is a frequent lecturer on various tax topics, including issues related to the taxation of real estate professionals and tax aspects related to corporate and individual debtors for the American Institute of CPA’s. He speaks annually at the Connecticut Society of CPA’s State Tax Forum, providing legislative and regulatory updates in many areas of state taxation. He has presented at seminars to small business for the Berlin and Farmington Continuing Adult Education programs, and has answered tax questions for local radio stations.

Bob is a past chair of the Connecticut Society of CPA’s State Tax Committee, and received the organization’s distinguished author award for a tax related article in 1995. As former chair, he testified on behalf of the society regarding tax bills proposed in legislative sessions. He has contributed to articles presented in Taxation for Accountants, The Journal of Accountancy, and local newspapers.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and related tax sections, and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants and related State Tax Committee.

Community Service
Bob is the past treasurer for the Berlin-Kensington YMCA, and a board member of the New Britain YMCA. He is a past member of the St. Ann Church (New Britain) Parish Council and Finance Committees.