Justin Rumer, JD/CPA

Justin Rumer, JD/CPA

TAX PRINCIPAL | Joined DOZ in 2017


Justin’s career includes experience working as a public accountant and as a trial attorney. Justin started his career in public accounting in 2008 with the audit group of Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski, LLC where he worked until 2010. His audit practice focused on providing audit and financial reporting services to developer, manager, investor, and syndicator clients in the affordable housing industry.

From 2011 to 2017, Justin worked as a law clerk and trial attorney in the litigation group of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. As an attorney, Justin’s practice focused on resolving all manner of business disputes including, but not limited to, breach of contract, product liability, trade secrets, and Indiana franchise law.

In 2017, Justin returned to public accounting to continue his career in DOZ’s tax group. Justin’s current practice focuses on advising developer, manager, investor, and syndicator clients in the affordable housing industry on all manner of federal and state tax issues, with an emphasis on multi-family projects that are taxed as partnerships and financed with IRC Section 42 low income housing tax credits. Justin also leads the firm’s Opportunity Zone practice.

Justin is involved with DOZ’s Training Committee where he is responsible for updating colleagues and clients regarding developments in the affordable housing industry and tax law.

Justin is also a frequent speaker, panelist, and presenter at various affordable housing conferences, webinars, and training sessions.

Justin Rumer, JD/CPA
  • B.S., Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana
  • J.D., Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University – Indianapolis, Indiana
Professional Organizations
  • Member, Indiana CPA Society
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
  • Member, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member, Indianapolis Bar Association
Professional Recognition

Indiana CPA Society’s Building Bridges to the Profession Award (2020)