The founding partner of the firm, Ira is an attorney, CPA, CSA and CFP™ who also licensed to sell insurance and securities. He takes a personal and informative approach with clients in order to understand their unique circumstances and help them attain their tax, financial and estate planning goals.
Ira has over 50 years of experience as a tax specialist, attorney and financial planner. He specializes in tax planning and tax return preparation for individuals, businesses, trusts and estates and also provides legal services such as wills, trusts and business formation. Ira prides himself in providing a broad array of professional services to his clients at an affordable price.
Ira also uses his expertise in financial planning and wealth management to help clients plan for their future while considering the tax and accounting implications of all financial decisions before they are made.
Prior to founding Rakatansky, Rakatansky & Associates in 1995, Ira was a tax partner with one of the world’s largest international CPA firms. Ira is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MSCPA). He earned his BSA from Bentley College and his JD from Suffolk University.
Ira has been a resident of Framingham, MA for over 40 years. During his free time Ira enjoys spending time with his family and dogs, telling jokes to both willing and unwilling participants, and watching the New England Patriots – only if they are winning!