Denis Burns is a New Mexico native. He graduated in the top ten percent of his class at the University of Colorado with an accounting and finance emphasis. Later, he completed the Master of Science in accounting with emphasis in taxation from Texas Tech University. Prior to establishing The Burns Firm, Ltd., Mr. Burns worked exclusively in the Federal Income Tax division of a "Big Four” accounting firm. His experience includes tax planning and compliance for corporations, individuals, trusts, estates and partnerships in a wide variety of industries.
The tax practice and tax planning services for the firm are directed by Mr. Burns. Additionally, he is responsible for the firm’s practices in Valuation and Litigation Support and Merger and Acquisition. As Managing Director of The Burns Firm, Ltd., Mr. Burns works closely with growth-oriented businesses in the Southwest.
Mr. Burns is active in Business Valuations and testifies frequently about business and estate values in District and Federal Court. Mr. Burns served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Business Brokers at the local level, and also served on the State Board as Treasurer and was a member of the International Business Brokers Association.
Mr. Burns is a member of the Tax Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Speeches given by Mr. Burns include:
JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups): Act for Raising Money for Business Expansion Bankruptcy topics including IRC Sections 1398 and 108
Discharge of Federal Income Taxes in Bankruptcy
Preparing your Company for Sale
Selling Your Business: The $10 Trillion Opportunity- Financial Planners Association in Dallas, Texas