William T. Burns

William Burns, CPA

Tax Partner




Bill has over 20 years experience in providing tax planning, consulting and preparation services for an extensive and diverse client base which includes: investment groups, real estate developers, real estate funds, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, service organizations, and a host of International business entities. Performing a wealth of tax related engagements, Bill brings particular expertise to taxation issues affecting partnerships, closely held businesses and Multi-state/International organizations operating as S corporations or C corporations.


Bill’s experience gives him the ability to advise real estate companies in acquisition and disposition strategies, including 1031 exchanges and tenant in common transactions. He also works extensively with complex partnership issues, including Section 704(b), 704(c) and 752 debt allocations.


Continuously striving to expand and share his expertise, Bill conducts periodic seminars on pertinent tax related policies and  procedures,  volunteers  through the PICPA’s Small Business Assistance Series and has served as an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University’s “Drexel Experience” program.

After serving as FACC Secretary and Chair of the Nominating Committee for many years, Bill was elected Vice President of the FACC Philadelphia on 9/1/2020.


Personal Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
British-American Business Council
Drexel University
French-American Chamber of Commerce
German-American Chamber of Commerce
Ireland Chamber of Commerce USA
Kids Smiles
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants


B.S., Accounting, Drexel University


BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through more than 60 offices and over 650 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of more than 80,000 people working out of 1,591 offices across 162 countries.