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Stephen Lawson

Partner, CPA

Steve Lawson, partner in the Washington, DC office, brings more than eleven years of experience to Baker Tilly. Steve specializes in providing transactional tax planning, compliance, and business advisory services to companies and their owners. He advises clients in a wide range of industries including, real estate, healthcare, technology, financial services, and media industries.  He works with a variety of business owners providing solutions to complex issues including structuring business exit strategies, evaluating tax accounting methods, modeling complex joint venture allocations, and re-structuring related to trouble debt.


  • Structuring entrepreneurial business entities in a variety of industries, including implementing tax planning strategies to minimize the business and their owner’s tax exposure
  • Provides tax compliance services to corporations, partnerships, individuals, and represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities
  • Provides consultations on tax accounting methods, including implementation of permanent tax saving strategies using federal and state credits and incentives
  • Assists engagement teams in technical matters and quality assurance


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Urban Land Institute - Washington Regional Land Use Leadership Institute 2012 – 2013
  • Virginia Tech Accounting and Information Systems Emerging Leaders Board (founding member)


American University (Washington, DC)
Master of Science in Taxation

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, Virginia)
Bachelor of Science in Accounting