Forest Products

Deep Roots

Forest products companies were our first clients a century ago, and today we serve more than 150 companies in the forest products industry throughout the United States. Our clients represent all aspects of the industry, from timber growing to fully integrated primary and secondary manufacturing.

Focused on Forest Products

Our dedicated Forest Products Practice can help you not only anticipate operational, financial, and industry issues that affect your business but also develop the necessary strategies to capitalize on new opportunities that lead to growth and improved profitability.

Ultimately, our goal is to help you stay ahead of the market.

We also understand the importance of personal connection, and we believe every client deserves individual attention from experienced professionals. As a result, key to our service is a high degree of involvement from our partners and senior managers.

We take a holistic view of our clients’ needs, seeking strategies to reduce corporate and individual income taxes while building a proper foundation for ownership changes. Instead of merely identifying problems, we help you consider your future and develop forward-thinking strategies to achieve your goals.

Specialized Services

In addition to audit and tax services, our team has specialized experience serving the industry, including:


We have a deep understanding of the tax advantages inherent in timberland ownership:

  • Sections 631(a) and (b) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Timber depletion
  • Nontaxable exchanges
  • Casualty losses
  • Conservation easements
  • Involuntary conversions
  • Reforestation incentives
  • Carbon credit tax advantages

Our expertise also extends to accounting, audit and tax issues unique to timberland investors, such as:

  • Entity selection
  • Partnership tax issues
  • Integration of timberland ownership with not-for-profit ownership
  • Timber REITs


Our manufacturing base includes clients throughout the industry that directly or indirectly produce wood products, add value to existing products, provide services to the industry, or sell products for the industry, such as:

  • Sawmills 
  • Plywood facilities
  • Pulp and paper
  • Whole log chippers
  • Heating facilities
  • Biofuel facilities

We have assisted clients with:


Innovation in the forest products industry is a natural fit for R&D tax credits, but calculating and qualifying for them requires careful consideration.

Learn how fire loss could result in tax savings for your timber company with IRC Sections 165 (casualty loss) and 1033 (involuntary conversion).

Learn how depletion methods could increase cash flow for companies that have recently purchased timberland or plan to make ownership investments.

Californians who own property damaged by the recent wildfires may qualify for property tax relief.

Tax reform brought significant changes to the federal tax code, including a limitation on business interest deduction. Our article has the details.

Wildfires across the West have been devastating this year. While there’s always loss, it doesn’t have to be 100 percent loss and may in fact result in tax savings with IRC Sections 165 (casualty loss) and 1033 (involuntary conversion).

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Industry Professionals