William Doonan is a Bronx-based tax attorney who is committed to serving his clients with expert advice and absolute professionalism. He has served his local community in this capacity for over 35 years, while also maintaining some of his favorite hobbies and interests! This blog will focus on William’s life beyond taxes.
One of Doonan’s longstanding interests is spending time on the beach. In the 1960s he was a lifeguard at Orchard Beach in the Bronx and he still refers to this experience as his “favorite job.” As a lifeguard, William learned about everything from CPR to time management to teamwork — all while enjoying the one-of-a-kind environment that a job on the beach had to offer.
William Doonan looks back fondly on his time as a lifeguard, and he cherishes all the lessons he learned in matters of treating everyone with respect, putting out positive energy, and creating a great environment for people from all walks of life. During his time at Orchard Beach, Doonan realized that at the end of the day, people really just want to feel appreciated. He went on to apply this perspective to all of the professional endeavors in his life. To this day William lives by the simple but powerful motto “it’s nice to be nice,” and he considers lifeguarding one of his earliest examples of how well this works.
Now, many years after his time as a lifeguard, William Doonan still goes to the beach almost every single day when it is not tax season. A longtime supporter of local and municipal organizations, William also swims at the YMCA pool in New Rochelle, New York. He has donated to the YMCA in the past and has a plaque with his name on it in the pool area. A former jogger, William now enjoys going for walks around his town as well.
More About William Doonan
William Doonan is an avid reader and he lives his life by the book How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie. He is dedicated to helping his clients and making people feel better about themselves in any way he can. William graduated from Fordham College and previously taught math in NYC public schools for many years. After a few years of teaching he began attending Brooklyn Law School, teaching during the day and working at night. After graduating he opened up his own tax business.
This blog will tackle some of Doonan’s favorite personal hobbies and interests. Stay tuned!