The new tax laws have opened the door for businesses of all types to reexamine the way they do business and think about their structure.

David Herzig

US-West EY Private Partner

Influencer and thought leader. Regular Forbes contributor. Bylines in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Recovering Law Professor. Husband and father of three.

Areas of focus

David Herzig is a Tax Principal with Ernst & Young LLP’s Private Client Services Tax practice, who currently serves the US-West Region.

 For more than 20 years, he has advised family businesses, their owners and family members on how to grow and preserve their wealth, while in turn dealing with the complex issues of business succession, governance, income tax and transfer tax. David also has extensive experience advising families on the set–up and structure of their private foundations.

Prior to joining the firm, he was a law professor, headed a family office, and practiced law at AmLaw 100 firms. He has his JD from the University of Kentucky and BA from University of Louisville.

How David is building a better working world 

“In my work with family-owned enterprises, I support families in building efficiencies. Through the use of technology, structuring and governance, teams are freed up to maximize their potential. Although, I can’t control whether work is fun, I can support families to develop an environment where everyone is challenging themselves.”

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