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Daniel F. Laughlin

Senior Manager

Dan is a Senior Manager in FGMK’s Specialty Tax Practice and is responsible for tax incentive engagements, including the R&D Tax Credit, Work Opportunity Tax Credit, Domestic Production Activities Deduction. Dan has worked with clients of various sizes and entity structures across several industries, including advanced manufacturing, financial services, insurance, and software.

Dan has extensive experience working with clients to identify projects and related expenditures that qualify for tax credits and deductions. He structures engagements to maximize tax benefits while minimizing any imposition on client operations. Dan works with his clients from the assessment phase through delivery, and assists clients with audit defense when required.

Prior to joining FGMK, Dan was a Director at a Los Angeles-based firm where he focused on R&D, WOTC, and other federal tax incentives. Before that, Dan was a Senior Manager in the R&D and Government Incentives practice at a Big Four firm in Chicago. Before beginning his public accounting career, Dan served as a law clerk at the Illinois Appellate Court, First District.

Education And Certifications

  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame
  • Illinois Licensed Attorney

Professional and Civic

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA)
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxatio
  • Notre Dame Club of Chicago Scholarship Foundation