Gary Locarno joined Dakota Tax Services as its Managing Director in 2022 at its conception.
Prior to bringing his tax compliance and consulting practice under the Dakota brand in 2019, Gary M. Locarno acquired extensive experience serving clients through the Boston based income and estate planning firm he founded over 35 years ago. Before this, Gary spent 10 years at Deloitte & Touche as a Managing Tax Partner in their New England tax practice. As well as being a CPA and registered attorney, Gary also holds an LLM in Taxation and is a Certified Business Valuation Expert.
In addition to his background in estate planning, Gary also has experience in commercial and residential property having owned and operated a commercial and residential property management firm and sat on the Board of Directors of numerous other property firms. As a result of his varied background and strong technical and creative problem-solving skills, Gary serves as a trusted advisor and Independent Trustee to many of his individual clients with regards to their personal and family-planning trusts.
Gary is fervently active in community affairs and currently serves on the Board of his alma mater and is an active member of their finance and investment committee. In addition to being a passionate golfer and avid skier, Gary is a keen boat enthusiast having sailed the eastern coast between Maine and Florida on numerous occasions.