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Alison J. Olsen, CPA


Meet Alison

Alison brings a varied tax compliance and consulting background to her clients. While focusing her practice in the individual and trust/estate tax area, Alison’s breadth of recent experience includes venture capital funds, and individuals and businesses living or operating outside the United States. She enjoys working directly with her clients who range from young adults to retirees.

Alison started her career in Milwaukee Wisconsin with Price Waterhouse (now PWC). She was a Senior Manager in the International Tax Services area when her family relocated to the Washington DC area. Alison was at Kaiser Scherer & Schlegel in Washington for 12 years before leaving to open Ryan & Olsen in 2001. Upon the retirement of her partner, Alison merged her practice with Squire Lemkin & Co in late 2016.

Alison has a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in accounting from Carroll University in Wisconsin and has been a CPA since 1983. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Tax Division, the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and the DC Estate Planning Council. Alison and her husband have two grown daughters and a son. Alison volunteers as a member of the finance committee of a local independent school.