John D. Lanza, CPA, is a partner with CohnReznick and leads the firm’s Business Tax Credits & Incentives Group. John has assisted businesses during the site selection phase; identifying potential domestic tax credits and low or no-interest loans while providing other assistance to businesses looking to expand or retain employment levels. His experience includes leading on behalf of business negotiations with state and local development agencies on incentive agreements. John is also a member of the firm’s SBA Task Force. He has significant experience guiding businesses through the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) as well as the Main Street Lending Programs and has participated on several webinars and panel discussions.
John concentrates his time working in the film, television, and digital media industry. He works with companies developing content by providing business consulting, incentive assistance, and tax planning. He has helped agencies in several states draft regulations and develop reporting models for their film and television tax credit programs and is an approved auditor for New York, Connecticut, North Carolina, and others. He is a frequent speaker at film finance conferences.
BS, University of Hartford
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants
Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants