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David McGuire, Director

David McGuire

David McGuire is a leading expert on cost segregation, fixed assets and depreciation law and a co-founder of McGuire Sponsel. He has reviewed real estate portfolios ranging in size from six-figure acquisition costs to billions of dollars in value and has provided cost segregation services for companies in a wide variety of industries.

While serving in consulting and management roles with Big Four accounting firms, he acquired a thorough understanding of the Internal Revenue Code’s depreciation provisions. He has also shared his expertise in depreciation techniques and practices through speaking engagements and workshops for industry groups and accounting firms, including the American Bar Association and multiple CPA Real Estate groups.

McGuire continues to grow McGuire Sponsel’s national presence in cost segregation and depreciation. He is the primary resource for alliance firms in regards to how tax law affects depreciation. His knowledge in determining asset costs and classifications has held up against IRS scrutiny and has built the firm into a trusted industry resource. McGuire’s expertise in depreciation extends beyond the engineering portion of a study. He is often called on to consult in other areas including bonus depreciation and the effects of depreciation on complex transactions, such as Step Up in Basis, Section 108, and Passive Loss Limitations.

Since the Energy Policy Act of 2005, McGuire has been a leader in developing the firm’s Energy Efficiency Consulting practice. McGuire is a recognized expert in areas such as 179D and Alternative Energy Tax Credit Consulting.

McGuire earned a degree in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame with a concentration in structural design.

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McGuire on the Wire: Episode 7

March 01, 2017
Dave McGuire discusses how bonus depreciation could help with your next revitalization project! David McGuireDave McGuire, Director, is a leading expert on cost segregation, fixed assets and depreciation law. As the co-founder of McGuire Sponsel, Dave’s knowledge in determining asset […]
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Using Changes in the Tax Law to Create a Competitive Advantage

March 01, 2017
When Congress Passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in late 2017, this created a unique opportunity.  The most dynamic CPA firms will use this change to not only look at the compliance aspects of the new law, but also […]
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McGuire on the Wire Episode 6

March 01, 2017
On Episode 6 of McGuire on the Wire, Dave discusses chief counsel memo “Penalty for aiding and abetting understatements of income tax” and explains what goes into a good cost segregation study so you can avoid the same mistakes. David […]
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