Stephen Bishop is a Senior Manager in SC&H’s Tax & Advisory Services practice. With more than 20 years of accounting experience, Steve specializes in assisting closely-held businesses. His specializations include partnership taxation and structuring; S-corporations and individual taxation.
With experience with a large nation firm, Stephen is instrumental in managing client engagements, providing both technical tax compliance and consulting to a large client base. His experience includes a broad base of clientele including hospitality, Medical cannabis, retail, distribution and law firms but his primary focus is that of the real estate industry. Stephen’s industry knowledge extends to many areas of real estate; land development, home building, leasing and special servicing for REO and CMBS.
Stephen’s area of expertise is in the taxation of pass through entities which are very much considered the vehicle of choice within the real estate industry. Providing planning and compliance experience, he creates tax efficient structures for his clients. Clients have utilized his partnership taxation knowledge to analyze their structure to find ways to minimize tax benefits and improving limited liability protection. Stephen has also been recognized as one of the few experts in the area of taxation of cannabis companies.
Stephen earned his B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Baltimore. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Maryland, a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants (AICPA), and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA).
A resident of Harford County, Maryland Stephen is a non-commissioned officer with the Maryland Air National Guard and maintains a security clearance.