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Community Activities
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art – Board of Trustees
Foundation for the Carolinas – Former member of the Cabinet of Professional Advisors
The Mint Museum – Former board member and finance committee chair
Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Past Treasurer
Charlotte Chamber Music – Past Treasurer
Dress for Success Charlotte – Past Treasurer
InReach – Past President and Treasurer
The Arts & Science Council – Cultural Leadership Training Program 2007

Sandi O. Thorman

Partner, Tax Services
Professional Experience

Sandi Thorman is the leader of GreerWalker LLP’s Estate, Gift and Trust Practice, the Business and Professional Services, and Financial Services Practice. Sandi has more than 20 years of tax and business advisory experience with a strong focus on the professional and financial services industry which includes attorneys, architects, engineers, investment advisors, private equity funds, mortgage bankers, investment banking firms, broker dealers, and insurance companies.

Sandi assists closely held companies and their owners with tax planning and compliance needs. She has significant expertise in entity selection, entity structure, ownership changes, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, and estate planning.

Prior to joining GreerWalker LLP in 2000, Sandi worked at KPMG in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Industry Focus

Professional Service Firms, Financial Services

Areas of Expertise

Business Taxation, Partnerships, Mergers & Acquisitions, Estate, Gift & Trust, Individual Taxation

Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Indiana University

Certification

Certified Public Accountant North Carolina, Certificate #28365
Family Business Advisor Certification

Professional Affiliations

AICPA Estate, Gift and Trust Technical Resource Panel – Member

Charlotte Estate Planning Council – President

Queens University Estate Planners Day Steering Committee – Immediate Past Chair

Spartanburg Estate Planning Council – Member

Private Directors Association – Member

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants

Publications and Presentations

“Charitable Gifts of Business Interests – Key Planning Considerations” – Foundation for the Carolinas.

“Learning from the Bloomberg Tax 2020 State Tax Nexus Survey” – Bloomberg Tax & Accounting.

“Ask the Experts Panel: Year End Planning Ideas and Strategies 2020” – AICPA National Tax and Sophisticated Tax Conference.

“Divorce, Death & Taxes” – NC Bar Association.

“The SECURE Act” – Lakesiders.

“Smart Philanthropy: Planning Strategies for Complex Charitable Solutions” – Fidelity Charitable.

“Fiduciary Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates” – NC Bar Association.

“What’s New With The New Tax Act” – FPA of SC.

Honors

SmartCEO Brava Award, 2016
Women to Watch Award, 2013
Women in Business Achievement Award, 2009

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