SPECIALISTS

Nichol Chiarella

Partner, Citrin Cooperman Advisors LLC

Experience

Nichol Chiarella is a tax partner with nearly two decades of experience in public accounting. She provides a high level of tax compliance and consulting services to closely-held businesses, business owners, high net worth individuals, and entities including, but not limited to, the manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, retail, technology, cannabis, health care, real estate, and professional services industries. Additionally, Nichol is one of the co-leaders of the firm's Cannabis Advisory Services industry group.

In the areas of business and individual tax, Nichol handles matters for limited liability companies (LLCs), domestic partnerships, closely held corporations, S corporations, and private equity funds. She is part of the firm’s M&A Tax Advisory practice. With an expertise in business consulting, Nichol assists businesses with entity selection and structuring, as well as advising them during acquisitions and sales of their business. She often works with clients from inception of their business through point of exit.

Nichol is the firm’s global leader of its gender equality, diversity and inclusion mission, which she recently rebranded as CC EDGE (Empowering Diversity and Gender Equality). In this role, she interfaces regularly with all CC EDGE leads in each of our 14 offices, both domestically and in India.

Nichol's specialized tax knowledge allows her to act as a resource not only for her clients, but for other professionals seeking solutions for their clients and customers.

Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, Nichol worked at other mid-size national firms and had most recently held the position of the New York City tax practice leader at a nationally ranked accounting firm. 

CREDENTIALS

Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University at Albany, SUNY

Master of Science in Taxation, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York

Honors & Awards

Nichol is the recipient of prestigious industry awards, including the "2020 Notable Women in Accounting" from Crain's New York Business.

Affiliations

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Member, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)

Former Treasurer, Rebuilding Together Dutchess County 

Former Treasurer, Youth Courts of Rensselear County

Former Treasurer, Timber Ridge Property Association

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Outside The Office

When not in the office, Nichol enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and playing a variety of sports year round.

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