Paul Simons

Principal | Tax


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Professional Experience

Paul Simons (CPA, JD) provides privately held business owners and executive teams with ongoing guidance that comes from an in-depth understanding of their business and objectives.

“The best part of my role in helping clients solve problems is two-way communication so we can identify, review and minimize potential risks. This allows them to better plan to reduce tax burdens or other issues that can later become distractions,” says Paul. “I enjoy supporting my clients by providing the timely business planning services that help them accomplish their goals.”

Paul has 30+ years experience in public accounting and consulting for construction, manufacturing, retail, and wholesale businesses and their owners. His practice concentrations include business transactions, acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings; executive compensation, including stock option planning; taxing authority dispute resolution; tax compliance and tax planning.

Outside of the Office

Paul is a devout family man with four children currently attending colleges in the Midwest. Paul is passionate about college football, contributing time to University of Minnesota Goal Line Club. “I’m excited to see the local team build its program.”

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Transactions Mergers + Acquisitions Business Divestitures + Restructuring Executive Compensation including Stock Option Planning Tax Authority Dispute Resolution Tax Compliance + Planning Business Consulting Retail / Wholesale Manufacturing + Distribution Construction + Contracting

Education + Credentials

B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Minnesota Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) Ramsey County Bar Association & Minnesota State Bar Association Minnesota Grocers Association (MGA) Minnesota Petroleum Marketers Association (MPMA) Minnesota Retailers Association (MRA)

Community and Civic Activities

Member of the University of Minnesota Goal Line Club Finance Committee member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Hastings Minnesota Member of the Hastings Hockey Association