Over the course of more than 44 years with Lutz and Carr, Douglas Burack has built a business based on long-term trusted partnerships with clients. Delivering clear, nuanced and effective tax and consulting guidance, he is regarded as both a critical adviser and a friend.
Doug’s impressive tenure at Lutz and Carr includes nearly two decades as managing partner. Technically “retired,” but still engaged with an extensive list of established clients, Doug remains involved in tax planning, consulting, and financial advisory services for many TV and independent film producers, directors, writers, and performers, privately owned businesses, individuals, estates, and trusts.
Accessible, responsive, and patient, Doug takes a hands-on approach, applying his deep understanding of his clients’ individual and business tax needs across the spectrum of tax matters and challenges. For individuals and privately held companies, he has handled everything from personal tax returns, retirement and estate planning, trusts, education-related matters, and insurance questions to advising on real estate transactions and coordinating tax planning between companies and individuals. His guidance has often resulted in Doug being named executor of wills, trustee of high-value trusts, and adviser to multiple members and generations of client families.
Doug is the editor of Fear of Filing: Beginners Guide to Tax Preparation and Recordkeeping for Artists, published by Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and the author of a tax-related chapter in the book Key Strategies for Real Estate Investors. He also has presented numerous tax seminars to performing artists, entertainment organizations, and others.
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