Richard W. Russ, CPA
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Practice areas – Income tax; Small business; Wealth management
Richard was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi and is a 1976 graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he received Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees with a major in Accounting. Following graduation, he accepted a position with KPMG in Jackson, Mississippi and worked in the firm’s tax department for eight years, during which time he was promoted to Senior Tax Manager. In 1984, he resigned his position at KPMG to become the Assistant Treasurer for Deposit Guaranty Corporation, with specific responsibilities in the Corporation’s Bank Acquisition sector. After two years employment with Deposit Guaranty Corporation, he joined Tann, Brown & Russ Co. as a partner in August, 1986.
As a tax partner with the Firm, Richard’s practice has covered a wide-ranging clientele, including individual, corporate and partnership taxation, as well as estate and gift planning. His tax clients include such diverse areas as farming, cattle, timber, oil and gas, medical practices, law practices, closely-held companies, construction, manufacturing, pension and profit-sharing plans, and various other areas of taxation.
Richard has also served as an expert witness, testifying in court with regard to accounting issues, business valuations, family law and other matters.
Richard is active in community and professional organizations, having served as treasurer and member of the board of trustees for the Mississippi Tax Institute, treasurer and member of the board of trustees for Jackson Preparatory School Foundation, board member for Twin Lakes Foundation and member of the board of trustees for First Presbyterian Day School. Additionally, he has been an active member at First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Mississippi for many years, while also serving as Elder, Past Chairman and Treasurer of the Board of Deacons.