Partners, principals and associates

Jeff Fritz Minneapolis

150 South 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55042

Tel:

651.766.2878


Email: jfritz@wipfli.com

Jeffrey R. Fritz, CPA, JD

Partner

Jeff Fritz is a tax partner in Wipfli LLP’s manufacturing and distribution practice, providing tax consulting and advisory services to private equity, family-owned, and public companies ranging in size from start-ups through $800 million in revenue.  He is responsible for leading tax planning and tax compliance services for a variety of clients including C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and their individual owners and stakeholders.  Jeff consults with entities and their owners on a variety of tax matters including accounting methods, structuring, and transactions, guiding clients both in the assessment of opportunities and through challenging business decisions.  He also coordinates the services of tax specialists to assist in areas such as state and local tax, international tax, and employee benefits.

Certifications
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Juris Doctor
Awards
  • Honors in legal writing - University of Minnesota Law School
Professional Memberships and Activities
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • MNCPA - Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) - Member

Services

Tax

Areas of Focus

  • Manufacturing and distribution, transportation and logistics, software and high technology, life sciences, and medical device industries
  • Tax accounting methods
  • Flow-through tax issues
  • Mergers and acquisitions, including tax planning related to stock and asset acquisitions and development of tax-efficient exit strategies
  • Tax provision analysis under ASC 740
  • Tax incentives for manufacturers and developers
  • IRS and state examinations, including successful filing of protests to the IRS Appeals Office and conferences with appellate officers

Education

University of Notre Dame
  • Bachelor of business administration degree in accounting - Graduated magna cum laude
University of Minnesota Law School
  • Juris Doctor - Graduated cum laude