PKF Frazier & Deeter announces Tommy Zavieh as new leader of National R&D Tax Credit Practice
05 Sep 2018
Former Big 4 executive joins PKF Frazier & Deeter’s Tax Practice as a Principal
As of 17 July 2018 Tommy Zavieh, CPA, MBA, MST became the newest Principal at PKF Frazier & Deeter, Atlanta. Zavieh has more than 20 years of professional and consulting experience, 14 of which have been dedicated to R&D Tax Credits. Zavieh joins the firm’s tax practice, where he will provide leadership to the firm’s National Research & Development Tax Credit Practice.
“Tommy’s extensive experience across multiple industries will help us build our R&D tax credit practice across the U.S. and internationally,” said Seth McDaniel, Managing Partner of PKF Frazier & Deeter. “We are delighted to have Tommy join the firm to help us serve our clients.”
Before joining PKF Frazier & Deeter, Zavieh was Senior Manager with KPMG’s tax practice, where he served as the leader of the R&D Tax Credit practice for the Southeast Region. He has extensive experience in addressing complex business and tax needs including: domestic and international R&D Tax Credit compliance, ASC 740 and other specialty tax services.
Zavieh’s industry expertise includes the areas of automotive, bio-sciences, consumer products, financial services, manufacturing, medical devices, oil/gas, pharmaceutical and technology.
“We are excited to have Tommy add focused leadership for our R&D tax services,” said Terri Lawson, Partner-in-Charge for PKF Frazier & Deeter’s tax practice. “With the increased complexity of our tax code, the need for careful analysis of tax credits has never been greater.”
“PKF Frazier & Deeter is one of the fastest growing firms in the country and they have built a tax practice that is very highly regarded,” said Zavieh. “I am delighted to join a firm with PKF Frazier & Deeter’s reputation for client service and excited to have the opportunity to help continue to build this important practice.”
Zavieh graduated from Pace University, Lubin School of Business, in New York, where he received his BBA in Accounting, an MBA and an MS in Taxation. He has had articles published in both the Upstate Business Journal and Bloomberg BNA. Zavieh is also fluent in French and Farsi.