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Richard L. Slater

Managing Principal - Palm Beach & Broward

Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale

(561) 620-1760


As principal of services and growth for Kaufman Rossin, Rick helps to develop and execute strategies to serve clients across many industries and service lines; acquire, develop and mentor firm talent; and improve overall performance and profitability. While he has a special focus on the Broward and Palm Beach markets, he works with other firm leaders to enrich the client experience across the entire firm footprint. To better serve businesses with national and international complexities, Rick serves in a leadership capacity for Kaufman Rossin with the Praxity Alliance, which extends clients’ access to resources to achieve their goals.

Rick has three decades of experience in tax and business consulting, with deep expertise in corporate tax, mergers and acquisitions, capital structuring, tax restructuring plans, business incentives and grants, public/private development plans, and state and local taxation. Prior to joining Kaufman Rossin, Rick served as a regional managing partner, tax partner and executive committee member of a top 20 national firm while also holding several other leadership positions, including growth partner and chair of campus recruiting. He was instrumental in the development of the firm’s Women Forward program and National Leadership Conference.

Rick serves on several community-based organizations, including the Marshall University Foundation board of trustees, Vision Shared board of trustees and the West Virginia Roundtable board of directors. He has held multiple gubernatorial appointments, and currently serves as vice chairman to the Governor of the Economic Development Authority. He has received several notable honors such as being named among the 20 Most Influential Business Leaders in the State by West Virginia Executive magazine and was inducted into the Marshall University Business Hall of Fame during 2019. Rick is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina and West Virginia. 

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Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, Marshall University