Instructor Bio

Doug Van Der Aa

Douglas J. VanDerAa, CPA, JD, has been a discussion leader for Federal Tax Workshops, Inc., East Lansing for the past 6 years. He is a lively and energetic speaker – especially on the subject of taxes and ethics, and has extensive experience in leading discussions in conferences, seminars and webinars.

Doug is a regular and highly rated speaker and seminar leader for the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, as well as other organizations throughout the country.

Doug has over 20 years of experience, including tax practice in CPA firms and the practice of transactional business and real estate law as an attorney. Formerly, Doug was a Tax Manager with Hungerford, Aldrin, Nichols & Carter, P.C. in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where his practice concentrated on the tax needs of mid-sized closely held businesses, with their related pass-through entities, complex individual returns including AMT issues, estates and trusts.

Most recently, Doug served a one-year term as Assistant Professor of Accounting and Taxation for Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business, where he taught in both the undergraduate and MST programs.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in accounting from Dordt College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law.

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