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Brian D. Geissler, a Shareholder at WilkinGuttenplan, joined the firm in 1997 with the McDevitt & Company, P.C. merger. Brian has a broad range of clientele, including family limited partnerships, multi-state consolidated corporations, grantor-type trusts, high net-worth estates and trusts, non-resident alien individuals, and officers of major corporations. He is the Practice Leader of the Firm’s Estate and Trust group.

Brian’s Federal and State taxation knowledge extends beyond compliance and encompasses planning, research, computer software, and audits. Significant areas of taxation include estates and trusts, real estate-related entities, and closely-held businesses.

Brian is involved in training new staff in the Tax Department of WilkinGuttenplan and keeping up with the ever-changing world of tax-related software.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • CPA License: New Jersey
  • CSEP: Certified Specialist in Estate Planning

Professional and Civic Achievements:

  • Member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA)
  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member of the Greater Middlesex/Somerset Count Estate Planning Council


  • Brian graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He continues his education through regular continuing professional education (CPE) and educational seminars.


What is your favorite part of the culture at WG?

Work hard, play hard.

If you weren’t an accountant/consultant, what would you be?

I would be a soccer coach.

What advice would you give to the next generation of CPAs and Advisors?

You get out of your career what you put into it.

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