BDO USA Expands State and Local Tax Practice

Chicago-based BDO USA LLP (FY13 net revenue of $683 million) announced an expansion of its SALT practice through the addition of one partner and 10 employees formerly with Tulsa, Okla.-based HoganTaylor LLP (FY12 net revenue of $23.7 million).

Tom Smith, who will be joining BDO as a partner, will serve as the SALT practice leader for the firm’s Southwest region. These new resources will be based out of Tulsa, but will serve clients throughout the country.

“Through the addition of these professionals, we are adding significant resources to our existing SALT practice to enable us to meet the growing demand for these services,” says Rocky Cummings, national SALT practice leader at BDO USA. “In his capacity with HoganTaylor, a member of the BDO Alliance, we have worked with Tom and his team a great deal over the years. This will make their transition into BDO USA a seamless process.”

“We are extremely pleased to be joining BDO USA, a national firm with the platform to help us grow our business and bring additional services to our clients” says Smith. “Our growing client base of health care, energy, cloud computing and other businesses dealing with multistate tax issues fits nicely with BDO’s industry and client focus. Our clients will also benefit from the resources of BDO’s extensive global network.”