Jennifer P. Clingan

CPA, Principal

“I work hard to understand my clients’ business—from more than just the accounting perspective.  My job isn’t to quote  IRS code, but to make IRS code and complex tax and accounting issues understandable and manageable so my clients can focus on growing their business.”

Jennifer has provided accounting, consulting and tax services to a broad range of industries (including healthcare, biotech, and hospitality) since entering the public accounting profession in 1995.  She joined LSWG in 2002 and specializes in serving owner-managed businesses and is the lead tax principal in LSWG’s Rockville office.  She especially enjoys working with new business ventures and has extensive experience with owner-operated real estate ventures.  Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Maryland and Towson State University, where she earned bachelor degrees in accounting and English literature, respectively.

Specialized Client Services

  • Small business consulting, to include:
    • Tax planning & preparation
    • Selection of business entity
    • Mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, liquidations
    • Retirement and deferred compensation plans
    • Cost segregation studies
  • Individual Tax Planning and Preparation
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Estate Planning and Tax Probate Services

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Southern Frederick County Rotary Club – Charter Member
  • Sandy Spring Bank Frederick Advisory Board

Jennifer has also served as treasurer of Shared Vision:  Public Art for Community Transformation, and on the board of the Estate Planning Council of Frederick County.

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