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Bergin Fisniku

JD, LLM

Senior Manager and ESG Practice Leader

Professional Overview

Bergin is a licensed attorney with extensive experience in tax law, planning, consulting, and transaction services. As the firm’s National Tax Practice Leader and member of the International Tax Strategic Leadership team, he serves as a strategic thought-leader, firm-wide resource, and subject matter expert. Bergin’s experience includes consulting and advisory services for strategic customers, private equity, and closely-held businesses. Bergin works across all industries, utilizing his legal and consulting background to advise customers of all types and sizes on issues of domestic and cross-border restructuring, acquisitions, credits and incentives, spin-offs and other divestitures, and other specialty projects. Bergin is also the firm’s pioneering ESG Capability Leader.

Prior to Elliott Davis, he served as in-house counsel to a global non-profit in the higher education industry and with 2 global Big-Four firms.

Education, Credentials and Special Training

  • LLM in Tax Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Juris Doctor, University of Illinois at Chicago Law School
  • BA, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission
  • Charleston Promise Neighborhood, Board Finance Committee
  • American Bar Association

Authored by Bergin Fisniku

Article

Get Ahead of the Curve with…

Feb 09th, 2024

Disclosure and reporting of climate-related activities annually are becoming mandatory for businesses either directly with governmental authorities or with customers and partners seeking supply chain…
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Article

ESG Standards and Frameworks: An Overview

Dec 11th, 2023

Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) reporting can be a complex process involving a multitude of acronyms, surveys, rating systems, and changing criteria. Due to…
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What SB 253 and SB 261 Mean for Your…

Sep 27th, 2023

As the world grapples with the urgency of climate change, regulatory frameworks like the SEC's Climate Disclosure proposal and the EU's Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive…
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Article

Energy Credit Updates – IRC Section 48

Jun 05th, 2023

by Bergin Fisniku As part of the Biden administration’s efforts to incentivize the use of clean energy technologies, the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (“IRA”)…
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A Tax and Financial Roadmap for Surviving…

May 04th, 2023

By Bergin Fisniku and Nick Annan Corporate bankruptcies in the U.S. are at a 12-year high, according to data from S&P Global. More specifically, the total…
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Article

IRS Dirty Dozen List for 2023

Apr 13th, 2023

For more than 20 years, the IRS has published an annual list of its “Dirty Dozen” tax scams and potentially abusive tax avoidance arrangements.  The…
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Inflation Reduction Act adds two new ways to…

Apr 03rd, 2023

by Bergin Fisniku One of the stated goals of the Biden administration is to address climate change.  As part of this effort, the recently enacted…
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New Prevailing Wage Requirements for Clean…

Mar 09th, 2023

By Bergin Fisniku, J.D. Lewis and Nick Stuart Updated 9.21.23 Taxpayers must comply with new prevailing wage and apprenticeship (PWA) requirements to enjoy the greatest…
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Article

IRA Clean Energy Credits

Oct 28th, 2022

Clean Energy Details from the Inflation Reduction Act Subtitle D of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is dedicated to energy security within the United States.…
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Article

CHIPS Act paves the way for development of…

Aug 12th, 2022

Co-authored by Nolon Blaylock The CHIPS (Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors) and Science Act of 2022 was recently signed into law by President Biden.…
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New Tax on Chemicals in 2022: The Old…

Mar 14th, 2022

In 1980, the Comprehensive Environment Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”) was enacted to force parties responsible for contaminating sites with hazardous waste to either…
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Managing the US tax impact of highly-taxed…

Apr 12th, 2021

Summary The IRS recently issued final regulations with respect to global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) provisions regarding the treatment of income subject to a high rate…
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