Richard F. Puerto has been promoted to partner in the tax department at Verdeja & De Armas, LLP in Coral Gables, where he focuses his practice on individuals and their closely owned businesses, international tax, high-net worth domestic/international individuals, real estate, schools and representing businesses/individuals before the IRS. He also is a tax advisor to numerous not-for-profit entities. He formerly was tax manager at Verdeja & De Armas. He has a bachelor of science degree in accounting from The Fisher School of Accounting at the University of Florida and a master’s of science in taxation from the Chapman Graduate School of Business at Florida International University.
What’s the best advice you ever received? ‘March to the beat of your own drum.’