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What career options exist for someone who is an attorney-CPA?

The only career option that I can think of is tax law.

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Carol’s Answer

The attorney-CPA combination is not uncommon and gives you the flexibility to work as an attorney in private practice, in the business sector, or with state or local government.

If you are interested in private practice as an attorney, having a CPA provides you with a knowledge base that will help you with any type of corporate law, including mergers & acquisitions, tax, real estate, general corporate, SEC filings, trusts & estates, and others. Someone who has practiced as an attorney and has a CPA could also work as in-house counsel for both private and publicly-held companies. In addition, many CFOs (Chief Financial Officers) have both a JD and a CPA.

If you are interested in tax law, consider obtaining an LLM in tax as an option.
Either way, being a JD-CPA increases your options and marketability.
Thank you comment icon Thank you!! I'll definitely be looking into an LLM. Genevieve
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Elizabeth’s Answer

Law and accounting can be a very interesting and fulfilling combination with many different options including working for a large company in their finance area, working for an investment firm (think SEC regulations). Much depends on the type of law (contract law, tax specialist, investment/security regulations, etc).

Most lawyers aren’t CPA’s, and most CPA’s don’t have law degrees. The dual combination could be quite a niche.
Thank you comment icon Thank you! Genevieve
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