John VanDuzer

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CPA | Partner

"I believe in entrepreneurship. As a CPA I recognize the great entrepreneurial opportunities that real estate development companies bring to their communities. That is why I work with real estate professionals to foster development and help them achieve their goals." - John VanDuzer

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John helps a variety of clients to achieve their long-term goals, minimize their tax burden and maximize the value of their business. As a key member of our Real Estate Services team, he has extensive knowledge and experience in the accounting and tax concerns of this industry. The Partner-in-Charge of our Ocala office, John also heads the firm’s Tax Department and leads a team of over 40 professionals in serving the firm’s business and individual tax clients.

John’s expertise spans several areas:

Real Estate Industry
Real estate development
Property management
Hotel development

Business Consulting
Succession planning
Purchase and sale transactions
Estate and gift tax planning
Like-kind exchanges

Entity structuring
Special allocations
Tiered partnerships
Profits interests

An active speaker and writer within the community, John regularly addresses topics specific to real estate development gains and losses, tax opportunities, property manager solutions, capitalization policies, and advanced tax implications specific to real estate. He is a member of the Builders Association of North Central Florida and the local chapter of the Urban Land Institute.

Industry Expertise

No leadership positions


Master of Accounting, University of Florida

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Florida

Fun Facts

John is married to his high school sweetheart, and they have three children.

Known as Father Festivus at the firm, he coordinates the Gainesville office’s annual celebration.

He is an Eagle according to the DISC personal assessment tool and was voted Leader of the Eagles in our recent James Moore Superlatives awards.