San Diego, CA
Marshall Varano is a tax partner at CohnReznick. He began his public accounting career in 1984, and has expertise in business tax consulting and real estate transactions. His industry experience includes cannabis, hospitality, life sciences and renewable energy and he is technically adept in tax planning, retirement planning, and qualified retirement plans.
Marshall leads the firm’s Hospitality Practice in the San Diego office, providing tax and consulting services designed to improve profitability of restaurant clients. He has written articles "Taxes in 2011: What They Mean to Your Restaurant", which was featured in Nation’s Restaurant News, The San Diego Business Journal and The San Diego Daily Transcript. He was also featured in the October 2015 issue of Franchise Times “Tax Tips Can Save Headaches & Money”, and “Employee or Independent Contractor Status” in the DC Restaurant Association Newsletter. His 2016 “Tax Planning Tips for Restaurants” and 2017 “7 for 17 Key Business Issues Impacting the Restaurant Industry” articles have also been featured in hospitality publications. Marshall has also spoken to the California Restaurant Association and the San Diego Food & Beverage Association on the impact of "Obama Care" to the restaurant industry.
Marshall was panel participant at the 2014 BISNOW San Diego Hospitality Summit, featured speaker at the 2015 California Diversity Council Multicultural Roundtable, 2015 AACSSD Annual Hotel Business Summit and panel member at the 2016 San Diego CRA chapter “Minimum Wage” roundtable. He is actively involved in firm sponsored education and client seminars and has lectured on topics such as controlled foreign corporations, corporate reorganizations, incentive stock options plans, research and development credits, and 1031 like-kind exchanges.
BS, Business Administration, magna cum laude, San Diego State University
San Diego Brewer's Guild
San Diego Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Cannabis Businesses
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
California Restaurant Association
Food and Beverage Association of San Diego