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Matt Talcoff Named Leader of RSM’s Washington National Tax Practice

May 09, 2022

Kimberly Bartok, National Public Relations Leader,, 212.372.1239
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Matt Talcoff Named Leader of RSM’s Washington National Tax Practice

CHICAGO – (May 9, 2022) – RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – recently named Matt Talcoff the leader of the firm’s Washington National Tax (WNT) practice, effective May 1. Talcoff succeeds Patti Burquest, who will remain with WNT before retiring in April 2023.

In Talcoff’s new role, he will lead RSM's core resource for tax policy, technical knowledge and thought leadership in the United States. He transitions from his previous role as national tax industry leader and client experience leader. 

The WNT practice provides timely insights on new tax developments, as well as critical connectivity to Capitol Hill and federal and state agencies. WNT professionals serve as on-the-spot resources for resolving specific technical questions, and they liaise with taxing authorities.

“Matt is passionate about building deep relationships and creating an unparalleled client experience, not only through technical knowledge but also by offering valuable industry-specific experience and insights,” said E.J. Nedder, RSM national tax leader. “He understands the Washington National Tax team’s extensive capabilities and how they set RSM apart in addressing a range of issues and topics important to our middle market clients. We’re grateful to Patti for all of her meaningful contributions, and are confident that Matt will continue to inspire our people to exceed expectations and be the first-choice advisors our clients need.”

“I’m both honored and humbled to move forward in this role leading RSM’s WNT practice,” said Talcoff. “Patti’s strong leadership of the practice has been inspiring, and we’re proud of the expertise that has been built during her tenure. I look forward to working closely with our talented professionals as we continue to advance our strategic vision for the tax practice and help our clients reach their personal and business goals.”

“I’m grateful to have led such a great team of distinguished professionals who provide so much value to our tax practice,” said Burquest. “With Matt’s experience and client relationship background, I’m excited to see what the future holds for WNT.”

Talcoff has worked closely with the firm’s national industry and national tax leadership to ensure alignment of strategic efforts. He also has assisted the firm’s private client leadership team on global initiatives, as well as initiatives related to private equity and investment fund executives and family offices.

Talcoff joined RSM in 2008 following 17 years at a Big Four firm. As a member of RSM’s national tax leadership team since 2019, he has coordinated and supported the firm’s commitment to serving domestic and globally active private clients and ensuring an industry approach is embedded in how RSM serves the middle market.


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