United States

John Lanza

Life Sciences Leader

Areas of focus: Life Sciences


Summary of experience

John is RSM’s national life sciences practice leader, a position that reflects his years of experience providing services to companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and companies that support the life science sector.

John is the tax service coordinator for corporate and partnership clients of RSM’s New Jersey and New York offices and the lead tax partner for several major public clients. As the practice leader, John oversees the provision for income tax and other tax services to life sciences clients. He draws on his 25 years of tax experience to advise clients on issues such as R&D tax credits, M&A assistance, revenue recognition related to collaboration agreements, intellectual property planning, and assistance with accounting for income taxes under ASC 740.

In addition, John is the Office Managing Partner of the Edison (Metropark), NJ office and prior to joining RSM, John served for 12 years as a tax services coordinator for a Big Four firm, where he also oversaw New Jersey tax operations for the firm.

Professional affiliations and credentials

  • Board member, New Jersey Technology Council
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • Bachelor of Science, St Peter’s College


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