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Industry Expertise:

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Tax Planning & Preparation 
  • Executive Tax Planning 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • Business Transition 
  • Accounting Methods & Tax Transactional Consulting 
  • Consolidated Corporations & the Taxation of Partnerships 
  • S Corporations & Trusts 
  • IC-DISC Structures

Daniel Lynn

Partner, CPA

As a Partner in Beene Garter’s Tax Department, Dan offers over 20 years of experience working with closely held companies and their families. He has specialized knowledge in the areas of advanced manufacturing and distribution. Dan knows today’s economy is a challenging environment for business owners. He assists his clients in evaluating the risks of various tax positions and alternatives so they can make the most informed business decisions. In transactional consulting, he has the acumen and inventiveness to envision “what could be,” along with the resourcefulness to determine how to achieve the desired result. He currently serves as an adjunct professor of taxation at Grand Valley State University, and also serves on their MST and MSA Advisory Panels.


  • Michigan State University, Master of Business Administration in Professional Accounting
  • Bachelor of Arts, Professional Accounting 

Professional Associations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) 
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) 

Get to Know Dan...

What is your favorite business book?
The Effective Executive in Action, Peter Drucker

What is your favorite business quote?
“The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.” - Henry Ford

What’s the best piece of professional advice you have received?
Be yourself.

Why Tax?
I enjoy solving problems - the more complex the better. The field of taxation is constantly changing creating new challenges and opportunities to learn. The complexity of tax also provides opportunities for being creative in structuring transactions and planning for clients.