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November 01, 2011

Nager Joins WTAS National Tax Office

October 31, 2011 – Ross W. Nager joins WTAS as a Managing Director in its National Tax Office (NTO).

Nager has extensive experience providing comprehensive family wealth planning and family business consulting services. He will join WTAS’ NTO to monitor tax developments and serve as a resource for specialized areas of tax, specifically family wealth planning. Nager, along with the rest of the NTO, will focus on disseminating technical developments to the firm.

“Ross is going to prove an invaluable resource to our family wealth planning team, just as he did in the days working with Arthur Andersen’s wealthiest and most complex family clients,” said Randy Macpherson, the firm’s Private Client Services leader.

Nager spent 25 years working with Arthur Andersen’s high net worth family services team. He formed and served as Global Managing Director of Andersen’s Family Wealth Planning Practice, led the internal Family Wealth Planning Specialty team, and established and served as Executive Director of Andersen’s Center for Family Business. After Andersen, Nager spent nine years at Sentinel Trust Company where he will continue his association.

Nager holds a BBA and a Master of Professional Accounting, both from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a frequent speaker and has co-authored several books, including: The Family Business Answer Book: Arthur Andersen Tackles 101 of Your Toughest Questions, Tax Economics of Charitable Giving, La Empresa Familiar por dentro, and L’Entreprise Familiale. Additionally, Nager has served as senior editor of The Family Business Advisor, a monthly newsletter devoted to families in business.

“As WTAS grows, we understand the need to support our tax professionals across the country with information on IRS developments, judicial decisions and timely strategic advice. Ross will join our NTO to serve as yet another national technical resource for our private client services team,” commented WTAS CEO, Mark Vorsatz.

For additional information about Ross Nager or WTAS, contact Megan Williams or visit

About WTAS
WTAS LLC is one of the largest independent tax firms in the United States, providing a wide range of tax, valuation, financial advisory and related consulting services to individual and corporate clients across the country. The firm is comprised of over 500 personnel located in 14 major cities and encompasses top advisors with previous experience in the international accounting firms, law firms, IRS and state taxing authorities. Our advisors hold multiple professional credentials and have depth in a wide range of capabilities allowing us to provide clients with comprehensive, integrated solutions.

WTAS has offices serving Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Greenwich, Harrisburg, Los Angeles, New Jersey, New York City, Palo Alto, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C., and West Palm Beach.