Lance Vanetta

Lance Vanetta

Managing Director

Lance Vanetta has over 23 years of tax experience in all areas of tax. His primary focus is on state income/franchise tax, sales and transaction taxes and state and local tax planning and compliance. 

Lance serves clients in a variety of industries, including retail, technology, aerospace, biotech, manufacturing, consumer products and telecommunications. 

Lance specializes in effectively managing companies’ state and local tax obligations through his extensive experience in:

  • Designing and implementing optimal business structures to minimize state and local tax exposure
  • Advising on acquisition due diligence, including identification of state and local tax implications related to proposed acquisitions 
  • Identification and securing of sales/use, franchise and income tax refunds
  • Evaluation and consultation related to state tax implications of multistate activities
  • Successful management and resolution of state and local tax controversies, including negotiation of tax settlement agreements
  • Starting and running a multi-level/functional tax department for a public company as well as early stage start-up
  • Reviewing and preparing both central and local jurisdictional personal property tax affidavits and appeals

Prior to joining Andersen Tax in 2009, Lance spent five years as a Senior Tax Manager with KPMG, where he focused on technology, aerospace, manufacturing and telecommunications industries. Prior to that, Lance spent four years with a start-up telecommunications service provider/manufacturer in a variety of positions including director of taxation and treasury, as well as three years as a senior tax manager at a national cellular carrier. Lance started his career with PwC where he focused on all areas of federal and state and local taxation.