Perry McGowan


Perry McGowan is a professional tax advisor in CLA's Construction and Real Estate group in Minneapolis. He provides advisory services focused on the tax planning issues of real estate owners, designers, and builders. Perry applies his 35 years of experience to family-owned businesses and their CPAs, and provides thoughtful tax strategies, transaction design, and tax risk analysis. He serves as a national resource to the industry practice and a tax liaison to industry associations. His client services include large strategic consulting and complex transactional work with businesses in the construction, development, and real property industries, as well as related professional design practices.


LL.M, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN

Juris Doctor, Hamline University, Minneapolis, MN

Master of Business Taxation, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of MN, Minneapolis, MN

In the community

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA)

American Bar Association (ABA), Member

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Friends of the Mississippi River, Board Member, Executive Committee

United State Committee of the Blue Shield, Board Member, Founder

Associated General Contractors of America, Financial Issues Commitee