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Scott Handwerger

Scott Handwerger

Scott Handwerger, CPA, uses his 20+ years of public accounting experience to help clients save money and increase cash flow. Construction contractors, real estate companies, manufacturers, distributors and service businesses are just a few of the types of clients he serves.

More About Scott

Scott Handwerger, CPA, a partner in the firm and a member of Gross Mendelsohn’s Construction & Real Estate Group, helps contractors and real estate developers, managers and investors with tax planning and tax compliance. He specializes in cost segregation studies, which often benefit companies that have built a new facility or renovated an existing facility.

He also provides estate planning and tax planning services to high net worth families and individuals.

Scott offers a full range of tax and accounting services to restaurants. He is well versed in minimum wage issues, tip reporting and allocation compliance, inventory management systems, and food, beverage and labor costs.

A member of the firm’s Manufacturing & Wholesale Distribution Group, Scott helps manufacturers and distributors save money and increase cash flow through tax planning, using tools such as cost segregation studies, inventory method selection, lease vs. purchase studies, multi-state income tax planning, transfer pricing, and business structure decisions. He also helps manufacturers take advantage of the research and development tax credit.

For Scott, giving business advice is only one facet of his client relationships. He enjoys learning what he has in common with his clients. He feels fortunate to call many clients friends and has had many enjoyable experiences with them outside the office.


“Lisa Johnson was exactly what we needed. She always clearly communicates what will happen next and explains the reasoning behind everything she does. Lisa is also extremely patient and is always willing to teach me about different requirements, best practices and things of that nature.”

Abby Markoe, Executive Director
Baltimore SquashWise

“We work closely with Lisa Johnson from Gross Mendelsohn. She is highly flexible and knows exactly how to do things.”

Ben Shifrin, Head of School
Jemicy School


  • Master’s degree in taxation, University of Baltimore (2001)

  • Master’s degree in sports management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1994)

  • Bachelor of arts degree in management, Gettysburg College (1993)


  • American Institute of CPAs

  • BKR International

  • Manufacturing CPAs

  • Maryland Association of CPAs

Just For Fun

  • Coaching his kids’ sports teams keeps Scott quite busy.

  • Scott enjoys spending his summer vacations in Maine and winter vacations in Myrtle Beach, SC.

  • If you can’t find Scott around the house, in the office or on his kids’ sports fields, you can probably find him on the golf course.