L. Gill Fenerty, CPA

Federal and State Tax Partner

Gill Fenerty is a Tax Partner at BNKJ, with more than 15 years’ experience providing accounting and tax services to public companies and privately held businesses. Solving complex issues related to accounting methods and multi-state taxation for businesses and individuals is his forte, with an industry focus primarily on professional service firms, real estate entities and distribution companies.

With a niche in both multi-state taxation and law firm practices, Gill regularly consults with professional service providers in areas such as capital account maintenance, leverage, profitability measures and partner compensation. He also advises multi-state businesses on nexus issues for tax matters involving the numerous state incentives and credits available to business and individuals and has vast knowledge of different state and local regulations.

Through his previous work at KPMG, where he was instrumental in the development of a new tax accounting strategies (TAS) group in the firm’s New Orleans office, Gill gained unique perspective that helps his clients maximize their strategic tax advantage. The TAS group analyzed company accounting methods to identify possible tax saving opportunities involving income deferral and expense acceleration. In almost all cases, the method changes required the approval of the IRS.

Gill’s experience also includes work as the National Tax Manager for Holland & Knight, LLP, a global, Am Law 100 law firm which is the fifth largest in the United States. In addition to his duties involving partner capital maintenance, Gill honed his state and local skills, advising firm partners throughout the country on their federal, state and local taxes. In addition, Gill maintained the firm’s compliance for all taxes and registrations in more than 20 states.

Upon graduating from Holy Cross College with a BA in History, Gill spent three months in Italy promoting and participating in a local football league before he was recruited to play professional football for the Toronto Argonauts. After three successful years with the team, Gill joined the New Orleans Saints and played with them for two years, earning the affectionate nickname “Gill the Thrill” with his fans.

Athletics still remain a big part of Gill’s life. Whether he is cycling, playing tennis or golf or getting together with other Atlantans for some flag football, he spends much of his free time outdoors.