Based in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, Hartnett has more than 25 years of experience providing tax consulting services in the asset management industry specializing in the taxation and structuring of investment partnerships, including private equity funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds. In his new role at FORVIS, he will work closely with both the national private equity practice and the asset management team to help clients with the strategy, compliance, formation & structuring through to liquidation of funds, state taxes and tax law, U.S. tax withholding, taxation of financial products and fund transactions.
“Rob’s experience in asset management and private equity brings a unique perspective to help our clients navigate the increased regulations and compliance issues we are seeing in the industry,” said Private Equity National Industry Leader Scott Linch. “We see immense opportunities for growth in private equity fund tax services, and Rob’s technical knowledge and industry experience will help us expand these services and meet the current demand we are seeing in the market.”
“I am very excited to join FORVIS and work with the talented private equity and asset management teams to collaborate and identify the best approach for each of our clients’ unique needs,” Hartnett said.
Hartnett is joining the fast-growing FORVIS metro D.C. office led by Caleb Vuljanic. Prior to joining the firm, Hartnett worked in the asset management practice at an international firm in metro D.C. and Denver. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Virginia Society of CPAs and the New York State Society of CPAs. In the D.C. community, he is very involved with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Greater D.C.-Maryland Chapter. Hartnett received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from the University of Delaware and is a licensed CPA in New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Virginia.