D: 850.275.1222 | F: 850.664.2562
45 Eglin Parkway, N.E., Suite 301| Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Gene Barker joined the Firm in 1979 and is the Managing Member of the Fort Walton Beach office, a Member in the Firm’s Tax Division and a leader within the Healthcare Industry Practice Group. Gene has 36 years of experience in accounting, tax and consulting services. As a former IRS agent, Gene has the invaluable experience of having worked on both sides of the IRS audit process and has the expertise to skillfully represent and advise his clients on complicated tax issues. He has also developed particular expertise in the healthcare industry, providing healthcare facilities and physician practices with an array of services from managing their daily operations to complex tax strategies unique to their profession. Gene resides in Fort Walton Beach with his wife, and they could not be prouder of their three children and four grandchildren.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Professional Affiliations

  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Community Involvement

  • Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairman
  • Emerald Coast Military Affairs Council
  • Kiwanis Club of Fort Walton Beach, Past President
  • Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Board of Trustees
  • Northwest Florida State College Foundation, Past President

Ask Me About

  • Planning techniques to reduce the new Medicare taxes for 2013 and beyond
  • How to structure buy-sell agreements for your business
  • My experience with physician practice compensation models
  • The church we recently help start to reach young families in the Fort Walton Beach area
  • Florida State football
  • My love for travel, including our European vacation in a mini-van with 7 family members