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Anthony (Di) J. DiPiazza, CPA
Director of Tax Practice


After graduating from the University of Alabama with a Masters Degree in Accounting, Di served in the United States Air Force in Virginia and Germany, working with the Air Force Audit Agency for five years. He began his public accounting career over 30 years ago with an international accounting firm, working for ten years exclusively in business and individual tax areas. His specialties included the taxation of closely held businesses, partnerships, S-corporations, estates and trusts planning and matters, and the taxation of not-for-profit organizations. Di is currently the Chairman of the Tax Department of DiPiazza LaRocca Heeter & Co, LLC.

Di has been consistently referenced in national publications such as Money Magazine, Tax Advisors and other publications as a leader and industry specialist in individual and estate tax planning matters as well as  recognized for his expertise locally.

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Alabama, May 1971
  • Masters of Accounting, University of Alabama, May 1972
Professional and Community Activities
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Alabama Society for Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA)
  • AICPA Division for Firms
  • Past Member of the Exchange Club of Birmingham
  • Current Co-Chairman of Benedictine Sisters of Cullman Capital Campaign
  • Past Treasurer of John Carroll Catholic Educational Foundation, Inc.
  • Past Chairman of John Carroll Catholic High School, Inc.
  • Past Treasurer of Theta Chi Fraternity House Advisory Committee
  • Past Member of Birmingham Estate Planning Council
  • Past President of the Birmingham Boys' Choir Foundation
  • Past Treasurer of Cahaba Heights Baseball Foundation
Industry Experience
  • Partnerships, Individual and Estate Tax Planning
  • Medical Practices
  • Real Estate Practices and Transactions
  • Closely Held Businesses
  • Estates and Trusts Consulting  
  • Private Foundations and Tax-exempt Organizations
Speaking Engagements and Other
  • Recognized as 2007 MS Outstanding Businessman
  • Recognized as 2009 One of Best CPAs in Alabama
  • National Association of Accountants Speaker
  • Past Instructor of ASCPA Continuing Education courses
  • University of Alabama Tax Institute Speaker
  • Speaker at various Rotary and Exchange Clubs
  • Speaker at Birmingham Real Estate Council
  • Speaker at Alabama Hospital Association Annual Meeting
  • Speaker at Alabama Ophthalmology Association
  • Speaker at Cullman Physicians Group Annual Meeting
  • Speaker at UAB Medical Departments
  • Speaker at Alabama Association of Credit Unions meetings

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