Rodman & Rodman, P.C. Appoints Thomas Astore to Lead "Green Team" Clean Energy Practice

Thomas Astore, CPA, JD, will lead Rodman & Rodman P.C.'s "Green Team" Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Practice to help businesses determine the financial viability of their renewable energy projects and assist with tax complexities.


Rodman & Rodman, P.C., Certified Public Accountants and business strategists catering to small and medium sized companies throughout New England and beyond, has announced that Thomas Astore, CPA, JD, will lead the "Green Team" Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Practice.

Rodman & Rodman's Green Team, assists alternative energy producers and investors with expert green energy tax advisory, accounting services, and business strategy through all stages of their project and business lifecycle.

Astore, who also serves a Rodman & Rodman's Tax Director, will lead the Green Team in helping alternative energy and clean technology businesses determine the financial viability of their renewable energy projects and assist with the complexities of the various federal and state tax credits and incentives. The Green Team also provides accounting and compliance support with regulatory agencies. Astore is a graduate of Hofstra University and Fordham Law School, where he also was a member of the law review.

Steve Rodman, president of Rodman & Rodman explained, "We have invested a significant amount of time and energy in the clean technology business and have a comprehensive understanding of the various business models, their particular needs and the complex tax laws. Tom is highly experienced in these areas and is the ideal leader for our 'Green Team'."

He continued, "Over the past few years many states have enacted Renewable Portfolio Energy Standards (RPS) requiring a percentage of energy consumed in the state to come from renewable sources. To date, just over half of the states have enacted this kind of legislation. Massachusetts added the Green Communities Act which establishes an RPS standard that will increase over the next several years with the goal of achieving 25% by 2030. Because of this increasing standard, electric utilities will be looking to add renewable sources to their portfolios, either by direct investment or by purchasing the electricity from outside suppliers. The demand for renewable energy is only going to increase and our Green Team will help position clean energy companies and projects for success."

Rodman & Rodman's Green Team offers its services for companies in the biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, landfill gasses, municipal solid waste, hydroelectric and hydrokinetic sectors of the renewable energy industry. They also assist startup projects (which typically do not earn taxable income in their first years and benefit from a tax credit) with the Section 1603 program.

About Rodman & Rodman, CPAs "Green Team"
The Rodman & Rodman Green Team is a specialized green energy and clean technology accounting and tax services practice within Rodman & Rodman, P.C. Founded in 1961, Rodman & Rodman, P.C. provides accounting, tax and business services to small and medium-sized companies throughout New England. With a focus on strategic planning, Rodman & Rodman goes beyond traditional accounting services and takes a proactive approach when serving clients to increase, preserve and sustain clients' financial net worth. The company has been named one of the "Best Accounting Firms to Work For" in Accounting Today and is listed in the Boston Business Journal's "Top 50 Firms".
From business valuations, taxation, audits, fraud detection and prevention services and succession planning to a variety of accounting IT services including software selection, implementation and training, the team at Rodman & Rodman serves as comprehensive advisors to clients. For individual clients, the company offers personal advisory services such as planning for real estate transactions, obtaining financing, estate planning and retirement planning as well as planning for college education. Rodman & Rodman, P.C. are located at 3 Newton Executive Park in Newton and 25 Braintree Hill Office Park in Braintree, MA. For more information, email or contact (617) 965-5959.

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