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Gary Dressler

CPA

Gary Dressler is an Associate Director with Postlethwaite & Netterville's Tax Services Group. He has more than 21 years of state tax experience. His primary focus is on all matters pertaining to Louisiana state and local taxation, including planning, audit representation, and representation at both state and local appeals hearings. Gary previously spent 19 years in the retail industry and spent 2 years in the tax department of an oil and gas company, before leaving that post for a Big Four firm in 1996, where he served as the State Tax Resource Network member for Louisiana and Mississippi.

Mr. Dressler is a member of the State Board of the Louisiana Society of CPAs (LCPA) and member and former chair of the SALT Committee of the LCPA. He has served as a course instructor for the LCPA, Lorman Education Services, and a Big Four national SALT training program since 1999. In addition, he has lectured on sales and use tax before the Louisiana Association of Tax Administrators, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Tax Executives Institute, Construction Financial Management Association, Council on State Taxation, Louisiana State Bar Association Tax Section, and Texas Society of CPAs.

Mr. Dressler has successfully mitigated sales and use tax audits in Louisiana and Mississippi for healthcare, transportation, communications, and oil and gas clients. Day-to-day, Gary consults with clients and his Postlethwaite & Netterville colleagues, to apprise clients on planning for Louisiana's tax consequences as to their pending transactions, tax compliance, and audit defense. He has successfully assisted healthcare, transportation, and oil and gas clients in the pursuit of Louisiana tax incentives and sales and use tax refunds. Day-to-day, he consults with clients and interacts with the Louisiana Departments of Revenue and Economic Development to secure benefits for clients.

Mr. Dressler holds a B.S. in accounting and graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Orleans.

Mr. Dressler may be reached by e-mail at gdressler@pncpa.com or by telephone at (504) 335-3251.