Area of Focus
Business tax

Nick Passini

Partner, Washington National Tax

About Nick

Nick Passini is a partner and tax advisor in the Washington National Tax practice of RSM US LLP, specializing in pass-through tax consulting with a focus on partnerships.


As a leader of RSM’s national pass-through tax consulting group, Nick and his team provide tax consulting and compliance services to entities taxed as partnerships, with a focus on complex planning and compliance issues related to entity formations, sales, mergers and reorganization transactions. He has worked with clients in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction and private equity.  

As a key part of Washington National Tax, Nick provides technical support to offices across the firm. He serves as an instructor for RSM’s national tax training programs and provides assistance related to complex partnership issues, such as basis adjustments arising from sale and redemption transactions, allocations of built-in gains and losses, income allocation modeling, calculations of targeted capital or waterfall-type agreements, analysis of issues related to passive losses and the net investment income tax, along with advising clients on succession planning strategies related to their interests in partnerships and S corporations. 

As a pass-through taxation specialist, Nick understands the technical rules of taxation and is highly skilled in translating this information to clients to help them understand how it affects their business.   

Professional affiliations and designations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 
  • Certified public accountant, Iowa 
  • Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants


  • Bachelor of Science, accounting and entrepreneurship, Bradley Universit
  • Master of Science, taxation, DePaul University