Brent L. Durbin
Brent has over thirty years of experience advising affluent and entrepreneurial clients, regarding matters affecting their individual tax, estate & gift planning, investment portfolios, financial planning, and closely-held business enterprises. He has extensive experience serving business clients in a variety of roles including consulting, compliance, and transaction support in connection with a variety of closely-held businesses, including private equity/venture capital, real estate developers, private REIT’s, foreign investment, and professional service firms. Brent has extensive experience in partnership taxation, including complex targeted allocation regimes, pre-contribution gain issues, capital account maintenance, issuance of carried and service partner interests, and partnership M&A.
Brent is a frequent speaker on taxation, estate and financial planning, and investment portfolio planning and structure, and has participated as guest speaker for the Annual TSCPA State Tax Institute on effective tax-efficient portfolio design and current tax planning topics. He has also served as an instructor for national tax training courses for two international accounting firms.
Brent is a founding partner of Durbin Bennett. Prior to forming the Firm with Richard Bennett in 1987, Brent was with PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG. Brent holds a Master of Science in Taxation degree from Texas Tech University and is a CPA/PFS, and CFP®. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (member of the Taxation and Personal Financial Planning Sections), the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the International Board of Certified Financial Planners. Brent is a past Secretary/Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Austin, a former Board Member of Good Shepherd Episcopal School, and is currently a member of the Professional Advisory Council at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School.