Cherry Bekaert Welcomes Tom Cryan as Managing Director

Nationally recognized, growth-oriented CPA firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is excited to announce the addition of Tom Cryan as the National Leader for the Firm’s Tax Controversy practice. Cryan joins Cherry Bekaert as a Managing Director after serving in the national tax office at one of the country’s largest independent tax firms. He will be based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., practice.

As the leader of Cherry Bekaert’s Tax Controversy practice, Cryan will provide clients guidance on tax controversy issues,  partnership procedures, international information reporting, and Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) procedural matters. He will also represent clients before the IRS in pre-filing agreements, in examinations through the appeals phase and post-appeals mediation.

Cryan’s guidance also extends to helping clients understand and apply complex Internal Revenue Code provisions. Such provisions include the statute of limitations for deficiencies and overpayments, mitigation provisions, unified audit procedures for  partnerships, reportable transactions, accuracy-related penalties, information reporting penalties, reporting foreign financial accounts, and various other procedural statues and regulations.

In addition to his previous experience as a Managing Director, Cryan served 20 years as a director at two international professional services firms. He also spent 10 years with the IRS at the District Council and Chief Counsel offices in Washington, D.C., and was a senior trial attorney in the Miami District Counsel Office. These roles have afforded Cryan the opportunity to speak on tax controversies and IRS procedures to the Tax Executive Institute, the Tax Section of the American Bar Association, Bloomberg BNA Seminars and other professional groups.

“For over 35 years, Tom has built a reputation of being a trusted tax advisor to clients seeking assistance with navigating the complexities that often accompany tax controversies and IRS procedures. His tax advisory success and experience with the Internal Revenue Service and well-reputed firms will elevate the professionalism and guidance offered by our Tax Service Line,” said Kurt W. Taves, Cherry Bekaert’s Managing Partner of Tax Services.

Cryan received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Canisius College. He later received his Juris Doctorate from Boston College, and an LL.M. degree from the University of Miami.