Shawn Marchant is a tax principal at Tanner LLC. For 25 years he has been advising clients regarding federal and state tax credits and incentives. His experience ranges from initial scoping through project implementation and delivery, project management, IRS and state audit support, and evaluation of benefits for financial statement presentation. Shawn spent 16 years with the Big Four, most recently with Ernst & Young in the Southeast region. He began his career in Deloitte’s national R&D tax credit group and spent two years in its accounting methods and periods national practice group in Washington, DC. A frequent speaker on the R&D credit, Shawn is an attorney licensed in California. He received a JD from BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School and an LLM in Tax from Georgetown University Law School.