Cryan to Lead Cherry Bekaert’s Growing Tax Controversy Practice

Tom Cryan

Tom Cryan

Richmond, Va.-based Cherry Bekaert (FY16 net revenue of $164.2 million) has announced the addition of Tom Cryan as the national leader of 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., office

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 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.

Cryan has served 20 years as a director at two international professional services firms and 10 years with the IRS, and was a senior trial attorney in the Miami District Counsel Office.

“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,” says Kurt Taves, MP of tax services.