Tom Cryan

Title:Managing Director, Specialty Tax Services

Education:BS in Accounting, Canisius College; Juris Doctorate, Boston College; LLM, University of Miami

Tom Cryan

A trusted tax advisor with over 35 years of experience, Tom is a Managing Director in Cherry Bekaert’s Washington, D.C. practice. He specializes in the area of tax controversy, as well as provides guidance on TEFRA partnership procedures, international information reporting, and IRS procedural matters.

Tom represents clients before the IRS in pre-filing agreements, in examinations through the appeals phase and post-appeals mediation. He also helps clients understand and apply complex provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. Such provisions include the statute of limitations for deficiencies and overpayments, mitigation provisions, unified audit procedures for TEFRA partnerships, reportable transactions, accuracy-related penalties, information reporting penalties, reporting foreign financial accounts, and various other procedural statues and regulations.

Furthermore, Tom’s background includes serving 20 years as a director at two international professional services firms. He also spent 10 years with the IRS working at the District Council and Chief Counsel offices in Washington, D.C., and was a senior trial attorney in the Miami District Counsel Office. In these varied roles, Tom has presented topics 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. Prior to Cherry Bekaert, he was a Managing Director in the National Tax Office at one of the country’s largest independent tax firms.

Specialties/Areas of Expertise

  • IRS Procedures
  • Pass-Thru Entities
  • Penalties and Abatement
  • Refunds
  • Tax Controversy
  • Transaction Advisory

Professional Involvement

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association