alliantgroup-rick-lazioalliantgroup is proud to announce that former U.S. Congressman Rick Lazio has been appointed as a Senior Director for the firm. A former four-term congressman representing New York’s 2nd district, Lazio has been a member of alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board since 2011, offering his unique insight and expertise for the benefit of American businesses. Serving in this additional capacity as a Senior Director, Lazio will further guide alliantgroup’s mission in spreading awareness on the various federal and state tax incentives available to U.S. companies.

“I’m a firm believer in government incentives like the R&D Tax Credit and in their ability to encourage economic growth and competitiveness,” said Lazio. “Since joining alliantgroup, I have witnessed firsthand how these incentives have helped companies produce the on-hand capital necessary for job creation and reinvestment.”

Since leaving Congress, Lazio has continued to be a strong advocate for U.S. businesses, specifically in his home state of New York. A member of several state philanthropic and civic organizations such as the Committee for Economic Development and the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), in his new role with alliantgroup Lazio will be focusing his outreach on his home state, ensuring that New York’s businesses are taking advantage of all available credits and incentives.

“Considering the major expansions that were made to the R&D Tax Credit this past December, our firm is now in an even better position to help U.S. businesses,” said Lazio. “It’s an exciting time for alliantgroup, and I’m looking forward to not only my expanded role with the firm, but in ensuring American companies are taking advantage of these new opportunities to grow and remain competitive.”

Contact us today for more information on the R&D Tax Credit and other federal and state tax incentives available for New York state businesses.