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Scott Smith

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Prior to becoming a founding partner of Downey, Smith & Fier, Scott worked for over 10 years with a boutique state and local tax recovery firm, specializing in business incentive tax issues. As Practice Leader of the firm's Business Incentive Tax Recovery Services Group, he was responsible for all technical issues, including tax planning, strategies and techniques for maximizing business incentive credits and refunds. Under his direction and since the firm's deployment of its California operations the group has recovered more than 10 million dollars.

Previously Scott worked for Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc., in Texas where he gainied an in-depth knowledge of major manufacturing operations. His experience there provided extensive interaction with major computer systems, launching a unique background for using technology to maximize manufacturing-based tax credits.

Scott has worked extensively in state and local tax arenas, both in Texas and California. He serves clients in the manufacturing, distribution, banking, retail, food service, insurance, bio-technology and high technology industries.

Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Texas, Arlington. He is also a member of the California Association of Enterprise Zones.