Mr. Bowers was the tax partner-in-charge for the multi-office certified public accountant (CPA) firm of Johnson Lambert LLP. He served the financial services, not-for-profit, and employee benefit industries for most of his career and worked exclusively with his clients in helping them to plan their tax strategies. Mr. Bowers has extensive experience in dealing with corporate tax planning issues, corporate tax compliance, reorganizations, and negotiations with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to resolve issues. He also has had experience in dealing with the national office of the IRS related to private letter rulings and change in accounting method requests. Mr. Bowers has also helped clients with their unrelated business income tax issues, proxy tax, supporting organizations, and exempt status. Mr. Bowers believes in a proactive approach to taxation matters through a complete understanding of each client’s business and its objective. He was a regular speaker on taxation matters for at accounting and captive industry conferences, including those of Insurance Accounting and Systems Association, Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA), South Carolina Captive Insurance Association, and Vermont Captive Insurance Association. He also authored several articles for the National Underwriter, Captive Review (2004), and CICA. In 2019, CICA honored Mr. Bowers with the CICA Distinguished Service Award. After earning his bachelor of business administration degree at the University of Georgia, Mr. Bowers attended Georgia State University, where he earned the equivalent of a master’s degree in taxation. Mr. Bowers helped to open and grow Johnson Lambert's North Carolina office. He led the firm's tax practice for approximately 15 years and in that time was instrumental in the team's growth and development.
Tax Partner-in-Charge (Retired)
Johnson Lambert LLP
250 S. Northwest Hwy.
Park Ridge, IL 60068